Everything on HelpFundMe must be a campaign.
A campaign is something with a clear ending, like making a film, funds for a new well, or writing a new novel. A project will eventually be completed, and something will be produced as a result.
Parents and teachers can launch campaigns in collaboration with children under 18 only if the adult registers for the HelpFundMe and payments accounts and is in charge of running the project itself.
Charities on HelpFundMe:
Charities and not-for-profit organizations may use HelpFundMe for fundraising if the campaign is for a project with a definitive outcome and a specific target – not a general charitable appeal.
If you have charitable status, you can offer tax-deductible receipts in return for pledges of the same amount.
It’s your responsibility to ensure all receipts are correctly provided, and that you’re acting within your tax laws.
What is not allowed on HelpFundMe:
To offer, sell or distribute:
- Controlled substances (such as steroids, narcotics, tobacco products, prescription drugs, marijuana), drug paraphernalia, medical devices or products or services presenting a risk to consumer safety.
- No offensive material, bullying, harassing, hate speech, obscene or pornographic items, sexually oriented or explicit materials or projects endorsing or opposing a political candidate.
- Stocks, bonds or other securities, insurance or banking or financial services.
- Guns, ammunition, firearms, knives, weapons or accessories regulated by law.
- Items promoting hate, personal injury, death, damage or destruction to property Items infringing or violating others’ Intellectual Property Rights, privacy rights or proprietary rights or wrongfully disclosing confidential information.
To engage in, or encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in, activities which are illegal or, in our judgment and discretion, result in:
- Infringing or violating others’ Intellectual Property Rights and/or privacy rights or wrongfully disclosing or using confidential information.
- Promoting terrorism, abuse, libel, hate, personal injury, property damage, violence, racial intolerance or financial exploitation.
- Causing risk of or actual personal injury or tangible or intangible property damage.
- Defaming an individual or entity.
- A betting, wagering, lottery, raffle, sweepstakes, pyramid, Ponzi or similar scheme or game or contest of chance.