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 three times a year**. Start dates and deadlines for application submission for the Gateway Challenges are decided annually and are updated on the website regularly.
**Check this page for the most up to date information on an upcoming Gateway Challenge as some Gateway Challenges are not open to all organisations and are themed around a particular area (health, technology, education etc.).
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 23rd September 2013. The next Gateway Challenge is from 18th November - 23rd December 2013.
It is open to all non-profit organisations.
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. You start by filling out a nomination form and then submit your vetting documentation online. The GlobalGiving UK team will then review your application and once your application has been approved you will gain access to the project entry system to create your project page.
See what vetting documentation is required.
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?
Previous Gateway Challenge winners have raised over £17,000 from over 350 unique donors. See the last Gateway Challenge results.
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.