This March Fast Forward hosted the first ever tech nonprofit summit, Accelerate Good Global, in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal. The Summit convened the leaders in social good, technology, and philanthropy to discuss the intersection of tech and philanthropy, and their roles in social impact. Over the next two months, we’ll be sharing our favorite takeaways and video content from the Summit right here on the blog.
First up: Jim Fruchterman. The Founder & CEO of Benetech, Jim started the world’s first tech nonprofit, and he’s seen the evolution of this sector in a way few others have. Jim spoke to the power of “karma-banking,” a common practice in Silicon Valley in which individuals and companies share resources and talent among fellow entrepreneurs and technologists. Recently, he’s recognized a shift among non-technical and non-profit people in the sector. As technologists become increasingly involved in philanthropy, the demand for solid data to back up impact metrics has increased. Today’s entrepreneurs are pushed to become more technically savvy and problem solve with half the money of for-profits.
Watch Jim’s talk in its entirety here: