GlobalGiving Accelerator Program for March 2018

GlobalGiving Accelerator Program for March 2018

Deadline: February 1, 2018

Applications are open for March 2018 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.

The GlobalGiving Accelerator is a virtual training program and crowdfunding campaign that will help you take your fundraising to the next level. Following an optional one-week training curriculum, you’ll be entered into an Accelerator campaign where you’ll 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 provide $20,000+ in matching funding and bonus prizes for participating organizations.
  • 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
    • 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

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.


  • Any registered nonprofit (anywhere in the world!) is eligible to apply.

Timeline for March 2018 Accelerator

February 1, 2018 – Application submission deadline
February 19, 2018 – You will be notified by our staff of your application status
February 26 – March 2, 2018 – Accelerator training program
March 2, 2018 – Project posting deadline
March 12, 2018 – Accelerator crowdfunding campaign begins
March 30, 2018 – Accelerator crowdfunding campaign ends
End of April, 2018 – Funds are disbursed to organizations


  • The first step is to complete the online application. The next deadline to submit applications is February 1, 2018 but they accept applications at any time!

For more information, visit GlobalGiving Accelerator Program.