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The State of Diversity and Funding in the Tech Nonprofit Sector

Tech nonprofit diversity is the ray of light in the dark and seemingly endless conversations around diversity – or the lack thereof – in the tech space. It’s proven that diverse teams perform better, yet dismal diversity reports are the norm in Silicon Valley and beyond. But we’re seeing something different in the tech nonprofit

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Accelerate Good Global

4 Things We Learned at Accelerate Good Global 2018

It’s been three weeks since Accelerate Good Global, the only summit dedicated to the tech nonprofit sector, wrapped, but we’re still riding on that tech for good buzz. On March 6 and 7th, we convened nearly 500 individuals, including tech nonprofit entrepreneurs leading product companies, philanthropists, experienced technologists, and folks who simply believe in the


Tech for Good Summit

Accelerate Good Global, The 1st and Only Tech for Good Summit, Returns

Fast Forward’s Accelerate Good Global summit is back for round two, with an exciting lineup of talks and fireside chats you won’t hear anywhere else. Accelerate Good Global will span March 6-7 and take place at The Midway in San Francisco. Fast Forward’s tech for good summit is made possible with the support of Comcast NBCUniversal,


Head of Product

Meet Our Head of Product: Johnathan Andersen

  Fast Forward is thrilled to welcome Johnathan Anderson, our new Head of Product, to the team. His personal story, below.  From an early age my parents set an example of simple ways to serve others, whether it was setting tables and chairs for a community event, clearing a neighbor’s yard after a storm, or


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New Year, New Fast Forward Website

Drumroll, please! We’re ecstatic to unveil our new look, which brings our entrepreneurs front and center, and better embodies the work we do at Fast Forward. The website redesign is much more than a cosmetic revamp for us, it’s a significant growth milestone and the beginning of the next phase of our work. Entrepreneurs are


2017 cohort

Our 2017 Cohort Is Ready for Impact

216 hours in person + 100 mentors + 29 inspirational speakers + 8 incredible Accelerator hosts + 288 pitch practices + 224 cups of coffee + 2 Demo Days = over $430,000 in funding unlocked for the tech nonprofit sector!   Every year we are blown away by the progress our cohort of tech nonprofits

Tech Nonprofits

payday loans

Goodbye Payday Loans & Hello Onward, the App that Helps Low-Income Workers Save

This is the seventh feature in our 2017 entrepreneur series, highlighting Onward, an employer benefit platform helping low-wage workers weather financial instability.   A car breakdown, exorbitant medical bill, or family member in monetary crisis can rock anyone’s financial stability. Most of us have experienced, whether directly or indirectly, the impact of major unexpected expenses

Tech Nonprofits

online sos

Online SOS is the Digital Safe Haven for Victims of Online Harassment

This is the sixth feature in our 2017 entrepreneur series, highlighting Online SOS, a platform that connects victims of harassment to resources and support.   “If you don’t return my calls, I’ll release your photos.” “You have no idea who you’re dealing with. I’ll find you.”   Everyday, victims of online harassment receive terrifying messages

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