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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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Accounting FUN-0-1 with Alison Ball

Accounting can be a scary, overwhelming topic that you might want to ignore. However, accounting is critical to sustaining your organization, and even telling your growth story. This is especially true for nonprofits that rely on a variety of funding sources to bring in much-needed capital. Luckily, we’re here to dispel the myth that accounting


What's good in tech issue 4

What’s Good in Tech, Issue 4

Our Accelerator launched this month and while we may be deep in it with ten incredible tech nonprofits, that doesn’t mean the good tech news slowed down! This month, how counting lentils can transform early education, why millennials don’t vote, and government’s unexpected savior.   This DREAMer Built an App Connecting Undocumented Students to Hard-to-Find

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A Crash Course in The Cloud with a Google SRE

A Crash Course in The Cloud with a Google SRE

The age old adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” does not apply to Emmanuel Klu. In fact, Emmanuel, an amazing Google Site Reliability Engineer, is an expert at breaking things on purpose so he can figure out how to prevent those failures in the future. We launched our 2018 Accelerator with Emmanuel’s talk


Accelerator Success

4 Pro Tips for Accelerator Success

Acceptance into an accelerator is cause for big celebration. But once the champagne bottle’s empty and the balloons have deflated, preparation time begins. We partnered with Comcast NBCUniversal to share our top tips on maximizing your accelerator experience, featuring accelerator gurus Brandon Anderson of Raheem, Alex Bernadotte of Beyond 12, Liz Lee of Online SOS,


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What’s Good in Tech, Issue 3

Summertime is here and so is the third issue of What’s Good In Tech! It’s time to crack open a cold one, kick back, and let the good tech news roll in. This month, blockchain is protecting the Moon, a crash course on speaking three languages, and Fast Forward alums meet President Obama!! (We might


Fast Forward 2018's Accelerator Cohort

Say Hello To Fast Forward’s 2018 Accelerator Cohort

Ready to meet the tech nonprofits in Fast Forward’s 2018 Accelerator cohort? We sure hope so! If you’ve taken part in Fast Forward’s journey over the past 4 years, you’ve likely had the incomparable experience of chatting with a tech nonprofit entrepreneur, or hearing one of them pitch at Demo Day. In these moments, you’ve


CommonLit’s CEO on Mistakes to Avoid when you Scale Really Fast

CommonLit’s CEO on Mistakes to Avoid when you Scale Really Fast

Imagine the moment you open an email to discover your organization has won a $4 million grant. Finally – the chance to make all of your audacious dreams a reality… right? Now, imagine the moment you realize that with this money comes big expectations, and so many things that can go wrong on the path