What’s the GlobalGiving Accelerator? 

The GlobalGiving Accelerator is a great opportunity to join the GlobalGiving community. Through the Accelerator training curriculum, you will learn how to maximize your online fundraising potential. You’ll then put your new skills to the test by participating in the Accelerator crowdfunding campaign. You will learn all about GlobalGiving’s great features and get to know the GlobalGiving Team. Not only that, but it is an excellent opportunity to grow your base of supporters through a unique campaign atmosphere.

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How does it work? 

The GlobalGiving Accelerator happens during a specific period of time. Following an optional two-week training curriculum, participating organizations must raise at least $5,000 total from a minimum of 40 different donors in order to secure a permanent fundraising spot on the GlobalGiving platform. Organizations will reach out to their supporters in order to reach those thresholds, and GlobalGiving is here to help with trainings and advice! Participation in the training curriculum is not required to be included in the Accelerator crowdfunding campaign but is highly encouraged and includes topics such as Crowdfunding 101, mapping your potential donor network, storytelling and email appeals, and creating SMART goals.

Organizations that raise the most funds or have the most donors will also get additional bonus prizes!

What are the benefits to completing the Accelerator?

Organizations that successfully complete the GlobalGiving Accelerator by raising at least $5,000 total from a minimum 40 different donors will earn:

What are the other benefits to becoming a GlobalGiving partner?

GlobalGiving has a full list of features and benefits available here, but below are some key features of our platform.

How do I sign up? 

To join a GlobalGiving Accelerator and be a partner of GlobalGiving, you must be registered as a 501(c)3 non-profit in the United States OR be registered as a not-for-profit entity in another country.

What are the steps to becoming a GlobalGiving partner?

  1. Complete the online application and be approved by GlobalGiving’s staff
  2. Post a project for the Accelerator crowdfunding campaign
  3. Complete the Accelerator by raising $5,000 from 40 unique donors

You first complete the application and submit the document to GlobalGiving through our platform. Our next deadline to submit applications is October 11, 2016 but we accept applications at any time! Your application with GlobalGiving will be valid for two full years.