A list of the participants for the program was published on the Facebook Accelerator website, with The RootHub among the 12 impactful organizations in Sub-saharan Africa selected. A total of 77 communities (NGOs, Hubs and Brands with a huge following and creating impact) across six regions around the world have been selected to participate and receive training, mentorship and funds to grow their impact.
During the program, participants will create a growth plan, spending three months learning from experts, coaches and our custom curriculum to create a growth plan that matches their goals.
Also, they will test and iterate their work as Facebook will work with GlobalGiving to fund the community’s approved growth plan. The program will culminate with participants showcasing their community and progress to external funders and partners.
According to Facebook, the idea behind the program is to take a holistic approach to support these communities, building the tools and educational resources that they need, building programmatic ways to provide training, support and funding to enable great communities to make an even greater positive impact in the world.
The Community Accelerator is an evolution of Facebook’s Fellowship program, which in 2019 supported 115 participating leaders worldwide. Together, those leaders reported that their projects impacted over 1.9 million lives through online community support, the use of helpful resources, and other activities made possible by the program.