September 2021

September 2021 Accelerator

Online Training Program + Crowdfunding Campaign

Welcome to the September 2021 Accelerator! The Accelerator is GlobalGiving’s onboarding program for nonprofits interested in joining the GlobalGiving community as permanent partners.

The Accelerator experience includes being vetted by GlobalGiving, participating in a free week of virtual fundraising training, submitting your project page on the GlobalGiving platform, and fundraising in a three-week crowdfunding campaign.

To graduate from the Accelerator and become a permanent GlobalGiving partner, your organization needs to raise at least $5,000 from 40 unique donors during the campaign. The power is in your crowd which means that while GlobalGiving provides you with the training and tools to succeed, we do not provide your organization with new donors/funding during the Accelerator.

Important Dates

July 16, 2021 at 23:59 EDT
Deadline to apply for the September 2021 Accelerator!
August 18, 2021
Welcome Webinar
August 30 - September 2, 2021
Accelerator Training Week
September 3, 2021
Deadline to submit your project
September 8, 2021
Deadline for lowering fee (optional)
September 13, 2021
Crowdfunding campaign begins
September 22, 2021
24-hour Bonus Day! (00:00 - 23:59 ET)
September 30, 2021
Crowdfunding campaign ends
Late October
Funds raised during the Accelerator are disbursed

Crowdfunding Campaign

The Accelerator crowdfunding campaign runs from September 13, 2021, at 09:00:00 EDT to September 30, 2021, at 23:59:59 EDT. Use this exciting campaign to energize your donors, put your fundraising skills to the test, and win bonus prizes.

Track your organization’s progress towards the goal of raising $5,000 from 40 donors through the Accelerator Leaderboard! The leaderboard will capture all fundraising activity from the beginning to end of the campaign as well as display the bonus prize placement.

24-hour Bonus Day

From 00:00:00 EDT to 23:59:59 EDT on September 22, 2021, all Accelerator participants will compete for a share of GlobalGiving's $20,000 Incentive Fund and 2 bonus prizes. Follow the Bonus Day Leaderboard on $dates.formatSingleDate(bonusDayCampaign.startDate, false)} to track your share of the Incentive Funds!

Connect with your peers

Meet your fellow Accelerator participants by joining the official GlobalGiving Accelerator Facebook Group!

Join the Facebook Group

More information can be found in the Terms & Conditions. Still have questions? Email us at or check out our Accelerator FAQs!

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