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.
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
June 2020 Accelerator
April 17, 2020
Please submit a fully completed application. If your application is incomplete, you may be ineligible to participate in the June 2020 Accelerator.
May 8 - 15, 2020
You will be notified by our staff of your application status so long as you submitted a completed application
May 18 - 21, 2020
Free, virtual training program
May 22, 2020
Project submission deadline
June 8, 2020
Accelerator crowdfunding campaign begins
June 26, 2020
Accelerator crowdfunding campaign ends
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