Breakthrough Accelerator 2023 – Open for Applications!

Breakthrough Accelerator 2023 – Open for Applications!

Breakthrough supports people with direct experience of injustice to lead impactful campaigns – get the coaching, tools and connections you need to create change! The Breakthrough Accelerator 2023 is now open to applications from people campaigning for change for...

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We’re building a network of people who believe in the power and potential of grassroots groups and community leaders to drive transformational change.

THE FIRST OF ITS KIND
SOCIAL IMPACT ACCELERATOR

TRANSFORMING THE IMPACT
OF GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGNING

BREAKTHROUGH is a pioneering social impact accelerator that brings grassroots groups and community leaders the right support, the winning strategy and the world-class network they need to drive transformational change.

we do

ACTIVISM

AND

IMPACT

OUR APPROACH

We seek out and identify high potential grassroots groups focused on some of the most pressing social justice issues of our time – we connect them to the right support, help them develop and execute a winning strategy and connect them to the world-class network they need to drive transformative change.

The BREAKTHROUGH Experience is unique:

1
We’ve developed a pioneering 5 stage campaign pathway that takes groups from catalysing a campaign to driving transformation change. The right support at each stage is critical for success. We take campaigns through every one.
Catalyse – Launch – Surge – Sustain – Transform

THE RIGHT
SUPPORT

2
We craft high impact strategies, combining the ‘outside game’ of mobilising, movement building and campaigning with the ‘inside game’ of effectively influencing decision-makers. Our unique combination and experience of online mobilisation and movement building along with our understanding of how power is wielded and how decisions are made, allows us to build bespoke strategies that drive sustained, long term change.

WINNING
STRATEGY

3
We harness true, global expertise with an unparalleled network of dedicated advisors, connecting groups to global activists, top lawyers, leading creatives, top of their field communication experts, strategists and digital movement builders to give them access to best-in-class advice and the networks they need to drive change.

WORLD-CLASS
TALENT

OUR 4 PROGRAMMES

Breakthrough
Catalyst:


Designed to catalyse transformative grassroots action on a specific issue, we identify high potential groups or leaders with direct experience and help them to build a coalition for action and launch and sustain a high-impact campaign.

Breakthrough
Accelerator:


An intensive programme to take existing high potential grassroots campaigns from launch to transformational impact. Our flagship accelerator runs once a year, on thematic issues co-developed with partners.

Breakthrough
Consults:


High level strategy coaching and development for established campaigning organisations seeking to increase the impact of their work.

Breakthrough
Insights:


Workshops, training and research to upskill grassroots campaign groups and share best practice campaigning across the sector.

Breakthrough
Catalyst:


Designed to catalyse transformative grassroots action on a specific issue, we identify high potential groups or leaders with direct experience and help them to build a coalition for action and launch and sustain a high-impact campaign.

Breakthrough
Accelerator:


An intensive programme to take existing high potential grassroots campaigns from launch to transformational impact. Our flagship accelerator runs once a year, on thematic issues co-developed with partners.

Breakthrough
Consults:


High level strategy coaching and development for established campaigning organisations seeking to increase the impact of their work.

Breakthrough
Insights:


Workshops, training and research to upskill grassroots campaign groups and share best practice campaigning across the sector.

CAMPAIGNS

We are proud to work with groups led by people with direct experience of the injustice they are campaigning to change.

Campaigns we are currently supporting through our programmes cover a wide range of issues from discrimination and harassment in the workplace, social housing, workers rights in the gig economy, and supporting young people during challenging times.

NEWS

BREAKTHROUGH
MOMENTS

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Breakthrough Accelerator 2023 – Open for Applications!

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The 5 stage campaign pathway

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Breakthrough Accelerator Launches

Breakthrough Accelerator Launches

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