Submit a project by May 31
June 2019

Online Training Program + Crowdfunding Campaign

Submit a project by May 31

Check out these project posting tips!

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Terms + Conditions
Have questions about the campaign? Read the Terms + Conditions for all the details.
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Accelerator Success Stories
Learn from our inspiring Accelerator graduates.
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Leaderboards
Track your organization's progress in the Accelerator through our leaderboards!
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Questions
Send us an email at accelerator@globalgiving.org. We're happy to help!
Megan DeSisti
Kavita Mathew
Kelly Wilson
Michael Gale
María Villalpando Paez
Catrin Cooper

The Accelerator is a training program + crowdfunding campaign that will take your fundraising to the next level.

Phase 1
May 17 - 27
Getting Prepared
Get ready for the Accelerator training program + campaign!

Phase 2
May 28 - 31
Training + Project Submission
Attend the training webinars and submit your project by May 31.

Phase 3
June 10 - 28
Crowdfunding Campaign
The campaign begins! The goal is to raise $5,000 from 40 unique donors.

Phase 4
June 29 - July 31
End of Campaign Celebration + Next Steps
The campaign is over, celebrate and take a break! You will receive an email with your final Accelerator status and next steps by July 5. Funds raised will be disbursed at the end of July 2019.

Phase 1 of 4
May 17 - 27

Getting Prepared

The Accelerator Training Program starts on Tuesday, May 28. Here are a few important things you can do before then!

Read the Terms + Conditions
Have questions about the campaign? Read the Terms + Conditions for all the details.
Join the Accelerator Facebook Group
Meet your fellow participants!
Download the Accelerator Graphic Assets
Use our official visual assets to supercharge your Accelerator promotions.
OPTIONAL: Prepay to lock-in a reduced fee
Save money by prepaying part of your nonprofit support fee. Learn more and complete the optional payment by June 5, 2019.
Phase 2 of 4
May 28 - 31

Training + Project Submission

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.

Intro
June 2019 Accelerator Introduction Video
Let’s get started! Watch the recorded Introduction video in English or Spanish for a quick overview of the Accelerator experience.
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      Español: PDF Ver

      Previously recorded
      Session
      1
      Setting SMART Goals + Project Submission Tips
      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.
      Learning Objectives
      1. Outline your broad goals and turn them into SMART goals.
      2. Use your SMART goals to create an actionable plan.
      3. Learn how to post your project on GlobalGiving.
      Recommended Learning

      Tuesday, May 28 at 10:00am ET
      Session
      2
      Network Mapping + Advocates
      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.
      Learning Objectives
      1. Complete a network map for your organization.
      2. Identify fundraising advocates within your network.
      3. Plan your outreach to your fundraising advocates.
      Recommended Learning

      Wednesday, May 29 at 10:00am ET
      Session
      3
      Storytelling + Calendar Planning
      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.
      Learning Objectives
      1. Generate compelling and authentic stories for your crowdfunding campaign.
      2. Revise your project page to engage your donors.
      3. Prepare your calendar for the Accelerator campaign.
      Recommended Learning

      Thursday, May 30 at 10:00am ET
      Session
      4
      Social Media + Email Strategy
      Today is the Project Submission deadline!
      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.
      Learning Objectives
      1. Identify your target audience.
      2. Create persuasive emails and social media posts.
      3. Engage your online community.
      Recommended Learning

      Friday, May 31 at 10:00am ET
      Phase 3 of 4
      June 10 - 28

      Crowdfunding Campaign

      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.

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      June 10
      Campaign Start Time
      June 28
      Campaign End Time
      Accelerator Graduate certificate
      Phase 4 of 4
      June 29 - July 31

      End of Campaign Celebration + Next Steps

      July 1 - 12

      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.

      Questions? Send us an email at accelerator@globalgiving.org or give us a call at +1 (202) 232-5784. We're happy to help!

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