Training and support so you can build your strategy. A crowdfunding campaign so you can earn the funding you need. Rewards and global recognition to celebrate your success.
What’s the GlobalGiving Accelerator?
The GlobalGiving Accelerator is an opportunity for you and your organization to build skills, access tools, and grow your base of supporters to achieve crowdfunding success. When you graduate, your organization becomes a permanent member of GlobalGiving, and you’ll have access to all the tools, training, and one-on-one support available in the GlobalGiving community.APPLY BY FEBRUARY 5, 2021
How It Works
The GlobalGiving Accelerator is a virtual training program and crowdfunding campaign that will help you take your fundraising to the next level. Following an optional one-week training curriculum, you’ll be entered into an Accelerator campaign where you’ll raise at least $5,000 total from a minimum of 40 different donors in order to graduate and secure a permanent fundraising spot on the GlobalGiving platform.
Any registered nonprofit (anywhere in the world!) is eligible to apply. We’ll support you as you reach out to your own networks, and tell your story in new and compelling ways. Donors can give in USD, GBP, EUR, CAD, and AUD, helping you reach your supporters in the US, the UK, and beyond. We’ll also provide matching incentives for your donors, and bonus prizes for the most successful participants.
TRAINING TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Crowdfunding 101;
- Mapping your potential donor network;
- Storytelling and email appeals; and
- Creating SMART goals.
The first step is to complete the online application. Our next deadline to submit applications is February 5, 2021 but we accept applications at any time!START YOUR APPLICATION
GlobalGiving will provide $30,000+ in matching funding and bonus prizes for participating organizations.
Benefits for Graduates
Organizations that successfully complete the GlobalGiving Accelerator by raising at least $5,000 total from a minimum 40 different donors will earn:
Permanent membership in the GlobalGiving community, including ongoing opportunities to attract new corporate and individual donors
Inclusion in a GlobalGiving press release announcing the Accelerator graduates (example)
A custom media kit to help promote your accomplishment
A certificate of completion from GlobalGiving
Additional promotional opportunities, including through GlobalGiving’s social media or homepage, for top-performersSchool-2-School, understanding through exchange by Creative Learning Inc.
Win Extra Funding from GlobalGiving!
- Bonus Day: During the 24-hour Bonus Day, all Accelerator participants will compete for a share of GlobalGiving’s $20,000 Incentive Fund and two $1,000 bonus prizes. The more you raise on Bonus Day, the more you win of the Incentive Fund!
- Overall Prizes: At the end of the Accelerator, prizes will be awarded to the top three organizations in the following categories: Most Funds Raised, Most Unique Donors, and Most Recurring/Monthly Donors.
- Recurring/Monthly Donor Incentives: More information will be shared about all the ways you can win extra funding from GlobalGiving during the Accelerator once your application is approved!
Important Dates and Deadlines
2020 Giving Season Accelerator
Oct. 16, 2020Application submission deadline. Only completed applications will be considered. Learn more about what’s required in the application by visiting our Application Documents page.Nov. 13, 2020You will be notified by our Vetting Team of your application status so long as you have submitted a completed application by the application deadline.Nov. 16-19, 2020Free, virtual training program.Nov. 20, 2020Project submission deadline.Dec. 1, 2020It’s #GivingTuesday and the Accelerator campaign begins!Dec. 31, 2020Accelerator crowdfunding campaign ends.
April 2021 Accelerator
Feb. 5, 2021Application submission deadline. Only completed applications will be considered. Learn more about what’s required in the application by visiting our Application Documents page.Mar. 12, 2021You will be notified by our Vetting Team of your application status so long as you have submitted a completed application by the application deadline.Mar. 22-25, 2021Free, virtual training program.Mar. 26, 2021Project submission deadline.April 5, 2021Accelerator Crowdfunding campaign begins!April 23, 2021Accelerator crowdfunding campaign ends.START YOUR APPLICATION
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