by Jacqueline del Castillo, Lydia Nicholas, Rachel Nye et al.
Nesta, November 2017
This report presents actionable ways to grow social movements based on the practical experience of over 40 people representing four social movements. The report does not describe the history of any one movement. Instead, it puts the activists at the centre of the debate, aiming to more deeply understand and identify factors which social movement leaders themselves feel have contributed to victories large and small. The intention is that the insights are of practical value to people starting or growing movements, large or small, who want to achieve greater influence and impact, as well as people in formal groups or institutions who desire better understanding or interacting with them.