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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 October 16, 2020

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 October 16, 2020 but we accept applications at any time!

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:

GlobalGiving membership

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

GlobalGiving press release

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

GlobalGiving Media Kit

A custom media kit to help promote your accomplishment

GlobalGiving certificate of completion

A certificate of completion from GlobalGiving

GlobalGiving's donor newsletter and social media

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!

GlobalGiving provides several opportunities for organizations to win Bonus prizes or matching funds during the Accelerator crowdfunding campaign.

  • Bonus Day: During the Accelerator, GlobalGiving will have one Bonus Day during which GlobalGiving will match online donations up to $1,000.
  • Most Funds Raised Prizes: At the conclusion of the Accelerator campaign, the project with the most funds raised during the campaign will receive $3,000. The organization that raises the second highest amount will receive $2,000 and the organization with the third highest amount will receive $1,000.
  • Most Unique Donors Prize: At the conclusion of the Accelerator, the project with the most unique donors during the campaign will receive an exclusive reward.

Important Dates and Deadlines

September 2020 Accelerator

July 31, 2020
Please submit a fully completed application. If your application is incomplete, you may be ineligible to participate in the September 2020 Accelerator.
Aug. 21, 2020
You will be notified by our staff of your application status
Aug. 31 - Sept. 3, 2020
Free, virtual training program
Sept. 4, 2020
Project submission deadline
Sept. 14, 2020
Accelerator crowdfunding campaign begins
Sept. 30, 2020
Accelerator crowdfunding campaign ends

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