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 August 20, 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 August 1, 2018 for participation in the September 2018 Accelerator.

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Important Dates and Deadlines

June 2018 Accelerator

May 1, 2018 — Application submission deadline
May 21, 2018— You will be notified by our staff of your application status
May 28 - June 1, 2018 — Accelerator training program
June 1, 2018 — Project posting deadline
June 11, 2018 — Accelerator crowdfunding campaign begins
June 29, 2018 — Accelerator crowdfunding campaign ends
End of July, 2018 — Funds, including matching funds from Philanthropy University, are disbursed to organizations

September 2018 Accelerator

August 1, 2018 — Application submission deadline
August 20, 2018 —You will be notified by our staff of your application status
August 27 - 31, 2018 — Accelerator training program
August 31, 2018 — Project posting deadline
September 10, 2018 — Accelerator crowdfunding campaign begins
September 28, 2018 — Accelerator crowdfunding campaign ends
End of October, 2018 — Funds, including matching funds from Philanthropy University, are disbursed to organizations

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