Philanthropy University

At Philanthropy University, tailored online courses and active communities of practice provide leaders in the social sector with the tools they need to increase their organization’s impact. Through a unique partnerships with GlobalGiving, Philanthropy University course graduates are invited to put their new skills to the test join by joining 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. Philanthropy University learners who have already or plan to successfully complete a course prior to Nov. 5, 2018 that participate in the GlobalGiving Accelerator will have access to:

  • additional matching opportunities from Philanthropy University during the Accelerator,
  • up to twelve GG Rewards points to help increase the visibility of your project; plus
  • concierge support and training opportunities from GlobalGiving fundraising coaches

Philanthropy University learners are eligible to apply if you:

  • are working with a registered charity, nonprofit, or NGO that is implementing programs;
  • can provide organizational documents in English (Google translations are ok!); and
  • wish to mobilize your network to donate to your project through GlobalGiving

Applications must be received by October 15, 2018 for participation in the Giving Season 2018 Accelerator.

Important Dates and Deadlines

September 2018 Accelerator

Aug. 1, 2018 — Application submission deadline
Aug. 20, 2018 —You will be notified by our staff of your application status
Aug. 27 - 31, 2018 — Accelerator training program
Aug. 31, 2018 — Project posting deadline
Sept. 10, 2018 — Accelerator crowdfunding campaign begins
Oct. 2, 2018 — Accelerator crowdfunding campaign ends

Giving Season 2018 Accelerator

Oct. 15, 2018 — Application submission deadline
Nov. 5, 2018 —You will be notified by our staff of your application status
Nov. 12 - 16, 2018 — Accelerator training program
Nov. 16, 2018 — Project posting deadline
Nov. 27, 2018 — Accelerator crowdfunding campaign begins + #GivingTuesday
Dec. 31, 2018 — Accelerator crowdfunding campaign ends

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