About Us

Our mission is to help social change organizations build the people power and financial resources needed to make the lasting, institutional changes needed for all communities to thrive.

Drawing upon the lessons from some of the largest and most impactful social change institutions, our theory of change is based on the idea that membership organizations can experience explosive, financially sustainable growth when they provide a robust set of benefits and services that are an outstanding value to the people they seek to organize.
To that end, we are committed to helping organizations develop innovative member benefits using lean startup methodologies and other business strategies focused on solving real problems and enhancing the lives of their constituents.
Accelerate Change also helps funders test new models​ ​for large-scale, financially sustainable citizen organizing ​initiatives. We identify scalable civic venture opportunities in a variety of social sectors, help grantees test new models for building membership and growing to scale, and build earned revenue strategies into grantmaking.
The Accelerate Change team is made up of people who are passionate about making large-scale, long-term, positive impact and armed with the social entrepreneurial skills needed to make that impact a reality.

Each year, we work with a limited number of foundations and social change groups looking for large-scale membership growth and earned revenue to sustain that growth for the long-term.

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