Accelerator Alumni

Alumni Engagement



REDF Partner Retreat

We invite current REDF partners to join us for 2.5 days of content, site visits, and networking. For Accelerator Alumni, the invite to the REDF Partner Retreat runs three years.


Strategic Grants

By completing the REDF Accelerator, you are eligible to apply for REDF funding. REDF offers one year grants for discrete projects related to SE business growth and scale. Ideally the funding will help SEs invest in initiatives identified during the Accelerator experience that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to do.



Accelerator Alumni portal with materials from cohort sessions, directory of alumni, and additional resources identified.


Local Convenings

Accelerator Alumni will receive an invite to any local events that REDF hosts in the SEs’ respective region and may request to host alumni to build/reinforce relationships across the network. Form to request local alumni convening TBA.


LinkedIn Group
Accelerator Alumni specific LinkedIn group to stay in touch with all alumni even if fellows have moved on from their current roles. **Newly created group per cohort request.**



Small Grant Request for Leadership or Business Development

REDF will be offering small grants for leadership and business development in 2019. More information to come about how to apply and what sort of opportunities will be covered.


Technical Assistance

In 2019 alumni may apply for technical assistance (reviewed on a case by case basis).



Participation in any accelerator alumni programming is contingent on the following:

  • Complete both REDF’s and GALI’s evaluation processes for three (3) consecutive years (July of your application year begins the 3 years of data collection).
  • If you leave your position at the social enterprise you represent, continuation in alumni programming will be determined on a case-by-case basis. REDF also requires an introduction to your immediate replacement so they may access the resources above.
  • Contribute as an Accelerator Alumni member to support the advancement of social enterprise training models and success of your fellow Alumni.