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Bo Lu

Pushing for the Impossible with Bo Lu

We often talk about how difficult it is to be a tech nonprofit founder, and for-profit startup founders face many of the same challenges. The entrepreneurial path is never easy. For the past two years our partner BlackRock has graciously brought in Bo Lu, Founder

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Funder Panelists

Lessons from Funders – How to Master Fundraising

While at Intuit, we had the fortune of receiving incredible lessons from funders. Four funding leaders working in the worlds of foundation and venture philanthropy spoke during a panel discussion to Fast Forward’s accelerator cohort. On the panel were Katie Berroth, Director of Investment Management at

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mission sourcing

Mission Sourcing to Save the World Faster

Gavin McCormick is Cofounder and Executive Director of WattTime, a Fast Forward alumni. Gavin’s tech nonprofit journey is quite unique, and last week he came to our Accelerator session graciously hosted at HPE’s Palo Alto office to share some of the lessons he’s learned along

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Business model

Pathways to Success: Lessons from Michelle Brown

    Last Friday, we had one of our most successful alumnae from the Fast Forward Accelerator, Michelle Brown, come back to share some of her experiences with the new cohort. Michelle is the CEO and founder of CommonLit.org, an educational platform that delivers engaging,

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impact measurement

Defining Your Impact

What’s the number one metric that is sure to: get funders excited about you, inspire individuals to volunteer for your mission, and send partners running your way? That’s right, your impact. While quite difficult to measure, especially in the early days, impact measurement can make

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