What is the Gateway Challenge?
The Gateway Challenge is a fundraising challenge that gives you an opportunity to motivate your existing supporters to donate funds to your project as well as reach out to new networks.
“We thought the challenge was fantastic as it allowed us to raise a large amount of money in a short time, but also it has raised our profile enormously and increased our supporter base beyond our hopes. We are looking forward very much to working with Global Giving in the future.” Kathryn Garnett, African Steps
Why is it important?
All organisations new to GlobalGiving.co.uk must participate in the Gateway Challenge to earn a permanent place on GlobalGiving.co.uk and gain access to fundraising tools, corporate partnerships and learning and support initiatives. Read more
What are the other benefits?
How often is it held?
Gateway Challenges are held two times a year . Start dates and deadlines for application submission for the Gateway Challenges are decided annually and are updated on the website regularly.
Organisations that are interested in joining GlobalGiving.co.uk are advised to submit their applications (nomination form & vetting documentation) well in advance of the deadline as the sooner you submit your application the better prepared you are the more chances you have of succeeding!
When is the next Gateway Challenge?
The deadline for the submission of applications is 28th February 2014.
The next Gateway Challenge is 14th April to 19th May 2014.
Who is it for?
The Gateway Challenge is for all UK and internationally registered non-profit organisations new to GlobalGiving.co.uk.
What does the application process involve?
The process is simple.
1. Fill in the nomination form here
2. Submit your documentation online
See what vetting documentation is required.
3. Once your application has been approved you will gain access to the project entry system to create your project page.
4. Take part in the Gateway Challenge in April 2014
How much do I have to raise?
Organisations participating in the month long Gateway Challenge are tasked with raising £2000 from 50 unique donors. These thresholds must be met to gain a permanent place on GlobalGiving.co.uk and to be eligible for the bonus funds.
How much have previous winners raised?
Over £75,000 from from over 1500 donors was raised in our last Gateway Challenge (18th November to 23rd December 2013).
Youth Star Cambodia, the winning organisation, raised £10,000 plus our £1,500 bonus prize.
See all winners here.
Will I receive help?
Our Learning & Support team will conduct weekly webinars and conference calls to provide you with help to plan your fundraising strategy and campaign. These sessions will take place in the four week lead up to the Gateway Challenge are accessible to all.