Academy for Cause and Community Engagement Leadership (ACCEL)
Please complete this application form for the 2020 ACCEL Program
In response to COVID 19, the ACCEL program was redesigned for 2020 to support organizations as they navigate the effects of COVID 19 on nonprofit development & fundraising. Based on feedback from past participants, current partners, funders, and stakeholders, the revised ACCEL program meets the current and future needs of Western Pennsylvania’s nonprofit organizations while being accessible to even the smallest organizations.
The revised ACCEL program has the following new additions:
• Online, virtual learning via Zoom Meeting and Zoom Webinar
• Two inclusive course tracks: ACCEL Fundamentals & ACCEL Advanced Fundamentals (no prerequisites)
• Weekly, one-to-one coaching sessions with Development experts to address specific organizational needs
• Weekly, technical assistance sessions to address specific organizational campaigns & events
• Two Free, Peer-to-Peer Roundtable events to address relevant/emerging topics
ACCEL Fundamentals will be offered in two cohorts (Tuesdays 8:30-10:00AM or 3:30-5:00PM)
Advanced ACCEL will be offered in one cohort (Tuesdays 10:00-11:30AM)
There are no prerequisites for the courses (ACCEL graduates are invited back for these courses as well). Each participating organization will receive on-to-one coaching and technical assistance, along with support for end of year campaigns. You will also gain access to our regions ACCEL Alumni Network and continued access to learning activities.
Which 2020 ACCEL program are you applying for?
ACCEL Fundamentals (Tuesdays 8:30-10:00 AM Class)
ACCEL Fundamentals (Tuesdays 3:30-5:00 PM Class)
Advanced ACCEL (Tuesdays 10:00-11:30 AM)
Name of Executive Director
Organization Budget Size
Have you previously attended ACCEL or Velocity training?
Yes, I attended ACCEL Level 1
Yes, I attended ACCEL Level 1 and 2
Yes, I attended Velocity
Describe your fundraising goals for the next 12 months
Please indicate how this training will help your organization achieve these goals
Please describe your current greatest development/fundraising challenge
Please explain how COVID 19 has effected your organization's development/fundraising plans
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