The Accelerator is how nonprofits new to GlobalGiving join as permanent partners. Participate in GlobalGiving’s free training program + crowdfunding campaign to take your fundraising to the next level.
August 21 - 30
Get ready for the Accelerator training program + campaign!
August 31 - September 4
Training + Project submission
Attend the four online training webinars and submit your project by September 4.
September 14 - 30
The campaign begins on September 14 at 9:00 AM ET. The goal is to raise $5,000 from 40 unique donors so that you can earn permanent partnership on GlobalGiving!
October 1 - 31
End of Campaign Celebration + Next Steps
The campaign is over so celebrate the end of the Accelerator because you deserve it! You will receive an email with your final Accelerator status and next steps by October 5. Funds raised will be disbursed at the end of October.
Phase 1 of 4
August 21 - 30
The Accelerator Training Program starts on August 31. You can start preparing by checking the following action items off your to-do list!
Read the Terms + Conditions
Curious about GlobalGiving’s monthly matching offer? Excited to earn a share of the $20,000 incentive fund on Bonus Day? Read the Terms + Conditions to learn more!
Register for training to set yourself up for success! To access additional resources, click on the “Show More” links below. While we hope you can attend training live, we record all of the sessions and upload them below once they are ready to view. Don’t forget to submit your beautiful project page by September 4.
Donors need motivation to give! And you need a plan. To set yourself up for success, outline your SMART goals before the crowdfunding campaign begins. Need help posting your project? We’ll walk you through the steps.
Outline your broad goals and turn them into SMART goals.
Use your SMART goals to create an actionable plan.
Great news: You already know the people who are most likely to donate to your cause—they are your friends, family, colleagues, and acquaintances! Focus on how to inspire the people around you to donate to your cause, and invite them to reach out to their networks on your behalf.
Complete a network map for your organization.
Identify fundraising advocates within your network.
Good stories inspire donors to take action. Whether you want to inspire your nonprofit supporters to make a donation, sign a petition, or share a social media post, storytelling is key. But it doesn’t just happen and part of the puzzle is planning ahead.
Generate compelling and authentic stories for your crowdfunding campaign.
Revise your project page to engage your donors.
Prepare your calendar for the Accelerator campaign.
Prepare to ask for donations from your target audience in multiple ways throughout your crowdfunding campaign. To determine what and where to share, know your audience! It will be much easier to motivate your donors if you know where they spend their time and what type of content appeals to them.
Use this exciting campaign to energize your donors, put your fundraising skills to the test, and compete for over $30,000 in incentive funds + bonus prizes. The goal is to raise $5,000 from 40 donors. If you succeed, you are eligible for permanent partnership on GlobalGiving!
Track your organization’s progress in the Accelerator through our leaderboards! The Main Leaderboard will capture the fundraising activity from the beginning to end of the campaign, showcase your progress towards the goal of raising $5,000 from 40 donors, and display the bonus prize placement and rank. The Bonus Day Leaderboard captures your 24-hour opportunity to win additional prizes on September 23.
We celebrate all of your hard work and congratulate our graduates (participants who raise $5,000 from 40 unique donors) on their success! Once the campaign ends, your project will be retired from the GlobalGiving platform unless you raise $5,000 from 40 donors. Regardless of whether or not you graduate, you will receive an email from us regarding your disbursement details and next steps by October 5.
Funds raised by US-based organizations during the Accelerator will be disbursed at the end of October 2020. Non-US organizations that raise at least $100 USD will also be disbursed at the end of October 2020. Read Terms + Conditions for details.