Generally, personal fundraisers must be legal; truthful; and not create new regulatory, compliance, legal, or tax burden on us in any jurisdiction where we operate. If your fundraiser involves something potentially illegal, heavily regulated, or possibly dangerous, and you’re unsure if we’ll allow it, contact us.

Personal fundraisers are explicitly prohibited if they, in our sole judgement:

  • create a regulatory or compliance risk or burden, such as fundraisers involving:

    • any political candidate, campaign, or political action committee;

    • any investment activity;

    • contests, sweepstakes, raffles, random drawings, or gambling;

    • any drug, controlled substance, supplement, or device claiming any medical or health benefit;

    • any weapon;

  • raise funds for legal defense of alleged violent crimes;

  • violate or potentially violate any applicable law, statute, ordnance, or regulation; including any fundraiser that:

    • potentially infringes the intellectual property rights of a third party;

    • contains sexually explicit content;

    • supports causes associated with hate, harassment, violence, discrimination, or terrorism;

  • are flagged by our own or third party anti-fraud and security checks;

  • are fraudulent, misleading, or inaccurate;

  • involve US-sanctioned countries, entities, or persons;

  • violate any of our agreements, including our Terms of Service or our Acceptable Use Policy.    

The above list is not exhaustive, and we may suspend or remove any personal fundraiser for any reason, or no reason.

See our Terms of Service for up-to-date policies around prohibited personal fundraisers.