March 26, 2020 | Announcements

Fast Forward COVID-19 Response

Fast Forward is redirecting many of our resources to support tech nonprofits addressing the COVID-19 crisis. The tech nonprofits Fast Forward serves are uniquely positioned to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. As builders of digital-first tools, tech nonprofits fill in social safety net gaps from community-based healthcare to distance learning to social service discovery. The demand for their services has grown exponentially since the crisis began. We anticipate that their user growth will continue to skyrocket in the weeks and months to come. While demand for their services is growing, resources to support their work is limited.

TECH NONPROFIT RESPONSES TO COVID-19

Core ways Fast Forward is supporting tech nonprofits during this time:

  • Curating a list of tech nonprofit COVID-19 responses. This includes opportunities for donors and volunteers to support tech nonprofits. We are updating this list daily.
  • Providing wrap-around services to tech nonprofits including fundraising coaching and pitching press on tech nonprofits’ behalf to increase the visibility of their services.
  • Distributing funding directly to tech nonprofits. Donors can donate to Fast Forward, indicate which tech nonprofit they wish to support from this list, and we’ll pass through 100% of the donation directly to tech nonprofits working on COVID-19 crisis response. Please reach out to [email protected] if you’re a donor and want more information. Donations are fully tax-deductible. If supporting via a donor advised fund, foundation, or check please make the gift to FFWD (EIN 46-4626500). Reach out to us for details on donating appreciated securities or cryptocurrency.

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