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 July 16, 2021 23:59:59 EDT

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. The deadline to submit your application for the final Accelerator of 2021 is July 16, 2021 23:59:59 EDT.

GlobalGiving will provide $30,000+ in matching funding and bonus prizes for participating organizations.

Provide Enough Food for Poor Farmers in India by Seva Mandir

Provide Enough Food for Poor Farmers in India by Seva Mandir

Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama by Fundacion Calicanto

Fight Poverty: Educate Women in Panama by Fundacion Calicanto



Provide hands-on learning to underserved students by The Tech Museum of Innovation

Provide hands-on learning to underserved students by The Tech Museum of Innovation

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:

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Permanent membership in the GlobalGiving community, including ongoing opportunities to attract new corporate and individual donors

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Inclusion in a GlobalGiving press release announcing the Accelerator graduates (example)

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A custom media kit to help promote your accomplishment

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A certificate of completion from GlobalGiving

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Additional promotional opportunities, including through GlobalGiving’s social media or homepage, for top-performers

School-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

September 2021 Accelerator - the Final Accelerator of 2021!

July 16, 2021 23:59:59 EDT
The deadline to submit your application is July 16 at 23:59:59 EDT. 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 we may not get to your application in time due to high application numbers.
Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, 2021
Free, virtual training program
Sept. 3, 2021
Project submission deadline
Sept. 13, 2021
Accelerator crowdfunding campaign begins!
Sept. 30, 2021
Accelerator crowdfunding campaign ends.

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