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GlobalGiving Accelerator

Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International
Nonprofits to Increase Fundraising Capacity

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Deadline Date:

07/31/20

Description:

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Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to participate in a fundraising program. Organizations will receive coaching and support and participate in a fundraising drive. Opportunities are also available for organizations to compete for funds and prizes.

The GlobalGiving Accelerator is an opportunity for organizations to build skills, access tools, and grow their base of supporters to achieve crowdfunding success. Graduating organizations becomes a permanent member of GlobalGiving, and will have access to all the tools, training, and one-on-one support available in the GlobalGiving community.

The GlobalGiving Accelerator is a virtual training program and crowdfunding campaign that will help take organizations' fundraising to the next level. Following an optional one-week training curriculum, participants will be entered into an Accelerator campaign to raise at least $5,000 total from a minimum of 40 different donors in order to graduate and secure a permanent fundraising spot on the GlobalGiving platform.

GlobalGiving will support participants as they reach out to their own networks, and tell their story in new and compelling ways. Donors can give in USD or GBP, helping organizations reach supporters in the US, the UK, and beyond. GlobalGiving will also provide matching incentives for donors, and bonus prizes for the most successful participants.

Training topics include:

  • Crowdfunding 101;
  • Mapping your potential donor network;
  • Storytelling and email appeals; and
  • Creating SMART goals.

Organizations that successfully complete the GlobalGiving Accelerator will earn:

  • Permanent membership in the GlobalGiving community, including ongoing opportunities to attract new corporate and individual donors
  • Inclusion in a GlobalGiving press release announcing the Accelerator graduates (example)
  • A custom media kit to help promote your accomplishment
  • A certificate of completion from GlobalGiving
  • Additional promotional opportunities, including through GlobalGiving's social media or homepage, for top-performers



GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175350

Estimated Size of Grant:

GlobalGiving will provide $30,000+ in matching funding and bonus prizes for participating organizations.

GlobalGiving provides several opportunities for organizations to win Bonus prizes or matching funds during the Accelerator crowdfunding campaign.

- Bonus Day: During the Accelerator, GlobalGiving will have one Bonus Day during which GlobalGiving will match online donations up to $1,000.
- Most Funds Raised Prizes: At the conclusion of the Accelerator campaign, the project with the most funds raised during the campaign will receive $3,000. The organization that raises the second highest amount will receive $2,000 and the organization with the third highest amount will receive $1,000.
- Most Unique Donors Prize: At the conclusion of the Accelerator, the project with the most unique donors during the campaign will receive an exclusive reward.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

GlobalGiving accepts applications from registered nonprofit organizations around the world. Organizations must be able to show a track record of project implementation. Organizations must pass through GlobalGiving's due diligence process.

Pre-Application Information:

June 2020 Accelerator
April 17, 2020: Please submit a fully completed application. If your application is incomplete, you may be ineligible to participate in the June 2020 Accelerator.
May 8 - 15, 2020: You will be notified by our staff of your application status so long as you submitted a completed application
May 18 - 21, 2020: Free, virtual training program
May 22, 2020:Project submission deadline
June 8, 2020: Accelerator crowdfunding campaign begins
June 26, 2020: Accelerator crowdfunding campaign ends

September 2020 Accelerator
July 31, 2020: Please submit a fully completed application. If your application is incomplete, you may be ineligible to participate in the September 2020 Accelerator.
Aug. 21, 2020: You will be notified by our staff of your application status
Aug. 31 - Sept. 3, 2020: Free, virtual training program
Sept. 4, 2020: Project submission deadline
Sept. 14, 2020: Accelerator crowdfunding campaign begins
Sept. 30, 2020: Accelerator crowdfunding campaign ends

The Accelerator is the first step to joining GlobalGiving’s community of nonprofit partners. The onboarding program involves a free, week-long virtual training program, submitting a project, and a fundraising campaign.

FAQs: https://support.globalgiving.org/hc/en-us/sections/360004084852-Accelerator-Campaign

Application Requirements: https://support.globalgiving.org/hc/en-us/articles/360026161632-How-do-I-know-if-my-organization-is-eligible-for-GlobalGiving-

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application: https://www.globalgiving.org/dy/v2/pe/application/start.html

For additional information about the GlobalGiving Accelerator or fundraising through the GlobalGiving platform, contact the GlobalGiving Team at accelerator@globalgiving.org.

For additional information about the application requirements or application status, contact the Vetting and Grants Team at applications@globalgiving.org.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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