Set yourself up for success by registering for training and learning from the resources provided. We will upload the webinar recordings below when they are ready. Most importantly, don’t forget to submit your project by May 31.
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 three-week campaign to energize your donors, put your fundraising skills to the test, and compete for over $30,000 in matching 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 June 20.
We celebrate all of your hard work and congratulate our graduates on their success! You will receive an email from us regarding your final Accelerator status and next steps by July 5. Please note that your project will be retired from the site and unable to receive donations unless you raise $5,000 from 40 donors by the end of the campaign.
Late July 2019
Funds raised by US-based organizations during the Accelerator will be disbursed at the end of July 2019. Non-US organizations that raise at least $100 USD will also be disbursed at the end of July 2019. Read Terms + Conditions for details.