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.
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.
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
April 2021 Accelerator
Feb. 5, 2021
The deadline to submit your application is Feb. 5. Only completed applications will be considered, and you can learn more about what’s required in the application by visiting our Application Documents page.
March 12, 2021
You will hear from us by March 12 about the status of your application. We do our best to review all fully completed applications, but please note that we may not get to your application in time due to high application numbers. If this happens, we will review your application for the following Accelerator cycle.
March 22-25, 2021
Free, virtual training program.
March 26, 2021
Project submission deadline.
April 5, 2021
Accelerator Crowdfunding campaign begins!
April 23, 2021
Accelerator crowdfunding campaign ends.
September 2021 Accelerator
July 16, 2021
The deadline to submit your application is July 16. Only completed applications will be considered, and you can learn more about what’s required in the Application Documents page.
Aug. 20, 2021
You will hear from us by Aug. 20 about the status of your application. We do our best to review all fully completed applications, but please note that we may not get to your application in time due to high application numbers. If this happens, we will review your application for the following Accelerator cycle.