GlobalGiving Accelerator: Inviting Non-Profits Worldwide for Virtual Training Program and Crowdfunding Campaign

Deadline: 1 February 2017

GlobalGiving is inviting nonprofits for its “GlobalGiving Accelerator” to build skills, access tools, and grow their base of supporters to achieve crowdfunding success.

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.

Training Topics

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

Benefits of GlobalGiving Accelerator

  • Organizations that successfully complete the GlobalGiving Accelerator by raising at least $5,000 total from a minimum 40 different donors 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
    • Additional promotion through GlobalGiving’s donor newsletter and social media
    • A custom media kit to help promote your accomplishment
    • A certificate of completion from GlobalGiving
  • 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 between $25 and $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 $2,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any registered nonprofit (anywhere in the world!) is eligible to apply.
  • The organization must be able to update donors through an online Project Report at least every three months on the projects it lists on the GlobalGiving platform.
  • The organization’s staff must be able to communicate with the GlobalGiving staff in English.
  • The organization must not discriminate in selecting it’s beneficiaries or staff.
  • The organization must satisfy GlobalGiving’s application requirements.
  • The organization must acknowledge that their ongoing listing on GlobalGiving’s platform is dependent on completion of the Accelerator crowdfunding campaign.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit GlobalGiving Accelerator.

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