Getting started with GoFundMe and Stripe

To ensure your Stripe account is up and running to accept donations:

Step 1

Complete the GoFundMe sign up form here. To do this, you will need the following:

At the end of the form, you’ll be asked to connect to Stripe.

Step 2

Once you have signed up and created your campaign, GoFundMe will send a link to activate your account via email. It is crucial that you activate your account within 7 days, or Stripe will be unable to continue accepting donations.

Alternatively, you can activate your account directly in your Stripe Dashboard.

Step 3

When activating your account:


Step 4

Stripe might request that you upload a scan or photograph of a government-issued color photo ID. You will need to log into your Stripe account to submit this via the Dashboard.

To learn why this might be necessary for you, see: Passport, ID, or Driver's License Upload Requirement.

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