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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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Yelp for Social Services Shaped by Immigrant Challenges

The late 70s and early 80s were a period of political and economic turmoil in the Philippines. That was right around the time 8 year old Rey Faustino, founder and CEO of One Degree (FFWD 2014), immigrated to America with his family. Born in the Philippines, Rey’s parents elected to move the family to the


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Building Students Up By Breaking Down Language Barriers

Heejae Lim, founder of TalkingPoints (FFWD 2015) embodies what it means to be a global citizen. Born in Seoul, Korea, Heejae and her family immigrated to the UK when she was eight years old. Years later, Heejae moved across the globe to the US. Her experiences navigating language barriers as an immigrant led her to


What’s Good in Tech, Issue 2

Welcome to the second issue of What’s Good in Tech, a monthly roundup of highlights and headlines from the tech nonprofit sector. This month, read about machine learning and marijuana, nonprofits leveraging for-profit financing, and the ways Fast Forward teams accelerated impact in the month of May. When Passion and Technology Meet The New York


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What’s Good in Tech, Issue 1

We’re trying something new this month! Despite the typical headlines in your newsfeed, there’s actually a lot of good in tech thanks to tech nonprofits. So much news, in fact, we’re running out of room to share it all in our monthly newsletter. We know you care about staying on the pulse of tech nonprofit happenings, so


Hillary Baker Draper

Meet our Partnerships Manager: Hillary Baker Draper

Fast Forward welcomes Hillary Baker Draper as Partnerships Manager. Below she shares her story: Some might say that I’m a nonprofit super fan. From interning with nonprofits while a student at Tufts University, to participating in an Americorps Year of Service upon graduating, to working for and volunteering with nonprofits as a professional in the Bay


Celia Moreno

Meet our Program Coordinator: Celia Moreno

Fast Forward is delighted to welcome Celia Moreno as Program Coordinator. Here’s her story: Here I was sitting in the offices of Microsoft in the 2nd floor of the Twitter building in San Francisco. How did this Latinx girl from LA get here? Throughout my youth and even post college graduation, I only had one


Nicole Dunn

Meet our Marketing Coordinator: Nicole Dunn

Fast Forward welcomes our new Marketing Coordinator: Nicole Dunn. Her story below: Discovering Fast Forward felt like fate. I’ve always been passionate about the potential for creative solutions to solve the challenging issues our world faces. I was delighted to find Fast Forward – an organization harnessing the power of technology to exponentiate the impact

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