2017 cohort

Featured Story

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

Announcements

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

Announcements

website redesign

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

Tech Nonprofits

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 and the

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

Accelerator

tech nonprofit board

6 Tips for Building Your Best Tech Nonprofit Board

Boards are crucial for any nonprofit. They provide operational and strategic support in the early days, and help you define the path you should take as your organization grows. Anne Marie Burgoyne, Managing Director of Social Innovation at Emerson Collective has served on dozens (close to 30!) of nonprofit boards. Last week she graciously joined

Accelerator, Blog

fundraising experts

Finding Your Funding Niche – Advice from Fundraising Experts

For any start-up, fundraising is a critical aspect of day-to-day operations. It is also often one of the most stressful, confusing, and frustrating processes founders deal with. Luckily for our accelerator cohort, we were able to bring in two of our favorite fundraising experts to guide them through that process.   Lisa Hogen is the