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GlobalGiving Accelerator

In-Kind Services, Fundraising Opportunities, and
Cash Prizes to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits

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In-kind services, fundraising opportunities, and bonus prizes to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to increase fundraising capacity. Matching funds for organization donors and additional prizes for successful participants will also be provided.

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

Organizations that successfully complete the GlobalGiving Accelerator by raising at least $5,000 total from a minimum of 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 the accomplishment;
- A certificate of completion of the GlobalGiving Accelerator; and
- Additional promotional opportunities, including through GlobalGiving's social media or homepage for top performers.

Training topics include:
- Crowdfunding 101;
- Mapping your potential donor network;
- Storytelling and email appeals; and
- Creating SMART goals.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175350

Estimated Size of Grant:

- During the Accelerator, GlobalGiving will have one Bonus Day during which GlobalGiving will match online donations up to $1,000.
- 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.
- At the conclusion of the Accelerator, the project with the most unique donors during the campaign will receive an exclusive reward.

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

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 a due diligence process.

The requirements are different for organizations registered in the United States and organizations registered in countries other than the United States.

Pre-Application Information:

The next deadline to submit applications is October 18, 2019, but applications are accepted at any time.

September 2019 Accelerator:
- July 26, 2019: Application submission deadline
- Aug. 16, 2019: Applicants will be notified about their application status
- Aug. 26 - 29, 2019: Accelerator training program
- Aug. 30, 2019: Project submission deadline
- Sept. 9, 2019: Accelerator crowdfunding campaign begins
- Sept. 27, 2019: Accelerator crowdfunding campaign ends

2019 Giving Season Accelerator:
- Oct. 18, 2019: Application submission deadline
- Nov. 8, 2019: Applicants will be notified about their application status
- Nov. 18 - 21, 2019: Accelerator training program
- Nov. 22, 2019: Project submission deadline
- Dec. 3, 2019: #GivingTuesday + Accelerator crowdfunding campaign begins
- Dec. 31, 2019: Accelerator crowdfunding campaign ends

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

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For additional information about the GlobalGiving Accelerator or fundraising through the GlobalGiving platform, you can contact the GlobalGiving team at

1110 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20005
P 877 605 2314 (US Toll Free)
F 202 315 2558

London UK office:
208A Brick Lane
London E1 6SA
+44 1727 224647

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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


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.