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 the heart and soul of Fast Forward, but when we launched our website four years ago, our organization was about one thing: an Accelerator program. The website started as a place where tech nonprofits and their supporters could go to learn more about Fast Forward, and this crazy idea of a nonprofit accelerator for tech nonprofits.
Four years later, the 31 tech nonprofits in our portfolio have accelerated, to say the least. Collectively, they’ve impacted over 35 million lives, and it’s their powerful stories and impact that inspire us and the entire tech for good community to do this work. So we’ve shifted the focus of our website from Fast Forward to the entrepreneurs we support. We’re so excited to start sharing what we do through the lens of our entrepreneurs.
What else has changed since we launched in 2014? First off, we discovered that this whole tech nonprofit accelerator experiment actually works. So, we’ve continued to run the program year after year. Along the way we’ve gained a comprehensive understanding of what tech nonprofits need, and the type of support the tech community is eager to provide. Tech nonprofits have a lot of needs, and folks who work in tech have a lot to give! So we’ve built additional programs and products that serve the entire community of individuals who work in or are passionate about tech for good – the Directory, Job Board, and Tech for Good Fund, for starters.
Our new website aims to give visitors action oriented options. The goal is to bridge the dual needs of tech nonprofits and the tech community. Have extra time and want to use your skills to support a tech nonprofit? Find Volunteer or Board roles on our Job Board. Considering making a philanthropic contribution? Give to our Tech for Good Fund – where donations of any size go directly contribute to amplified impact of the current cohort. Want to learn more about the 350+ tech nonprofits that exist around the globe? Explore our global Directory, which is sort of like a Crunchbase for tech nonprofits.
It is our hope that ffwd.org will become the platform for unprecedented social impact. We’ve designed our new site to meet the needs of you – our fearless entrepreneurs, generous supporters, and tech for good enthusiasts. So, check it out and let us know what you think. Love it? Hate it? Have ideas for what could make it better? We’re all ears, and we’re excited for what’s to come!