The charity crowdfunding platform GoFundMe will stop taking a 5% commission from crowdfunding campaigns in the United Kingdom. (It has already done so in the U.S. and Canada).
After taking some criticism for profiting at the expense of others, the site has decided to forego its fee when people raise money for causes like cancer treatments. Instead of the commission, the site will ask donors to give a “tip” when they pay.
Users of the platform will still be charged “an industry standard processing fee” of 2.9 per cent.
It will now be the only charity crowdfunding site in the UK that doesn’t charge a commission.