Something about this bugs me.
I don't know how donations, generally, are guaranteed to make it to the proposed organization. Why wouldn't I just fund that organization directly? Is gofundme somehow tracked as to where money winds up? Is there some contractual obligation? Or is everyone just taking the word of whomever set up their personal fundme page?
It's not exactly sponsoring someone on a charity walk where they put in effort as well as encouraging others to give to good causes helping victims of disease or whatever. Does the gofundme administrator take a cut of the action? Does the person who set up that page also get a cut of the action for doing pretty much nothing? How would I trust any of that?
More so what bugs me on this in particular is not just the sense of opportunism even if used to a good cause but also I don't think I like much the idea of using to show off to them (isn't that the purported purpose--or is it just to make us feel good?) what they used to hurt us and not just because it's not a very original idea but because it tastes of vindictiveness, of petty tit for tat, validating their method of trying to harm others by telling them their efforts are worth mimicking.
And not that you don't come to the battleground when that's where the war is fought. But you don't always have to send in your troops when an airstrike would take out the enemy.