Introducing The Fast Forward Academy, Free Classes on Starting & Scaling a Tech Nonprofit

February 17, 2021 | Announcements, Blog

Introducing The Fast Forward Academy, Free Classes on Starting & Scaling a Tech Nonprofit

When you’re building social impact tech, better advice means greater impact. That’s why we’re launching The Fast Forward Academy to give you a front-row seat to key advice that will help you scale your work.


After running our Accelerator for 7 years and working with hundreds of entrepreneurs, we know that good advice goes a long way. So, we’ve decided to bring you – the people building social impact tech – the best advice, in a big way. Drumroll please…introducing The Fast Forward Academy, our brand-new, free series of classes to help you level up your work. Excited? Us too.

Made possible by eBay Foundation and Comcast Business, The Fast Forward Academy is a series of eight classes that each dive deep into a topic specific to the tech nonprofit experience. Think: how to maximize impact and sustainability through your business model (yes please). A guide to raising more money by infusing an equity lens, storytelling, and data into your fundraising (I’m so there). A crash course on getting free help – and making it worth the work (sign me up!). And so much more.

The Fast Forward Academy will be taught by experts who are nothing short of tech nonprofit MVPs. We’re talking Jahvita Rastafari, Marketing Director at Code for America; Rohan Pavuluri, Co-Founder & CEO of Upsolve; Jared Chung, Founder & Executive Director of; and Kristina (Steen) Joye Lyles, Head of Equity & Impact, Senior Partnerships Director at DonorsChoose. Check out the full lineup of all-star teachers, and what classes they’re teaching, here.

So, you in? We thought so. Sign up for The Fast Forward Academy below (and don’t forget to share with your social impact friends!). Whether you attend every class or just one (or somewhere in between), you’ll walk away with tactics you can apply to your work tomorrow. See you at the Academy!


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