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2017 accelerator launch

Highlights from Fast Forward’s 2017 Accelerator Launch

On Tuesday, June 13th Fast Forward, Comcast NBCUniversal, BlackRock, and folks from the NYC tech for good community braved the heatwave to come out to 30 Rockefeller Plaza and celebrate the launch of our 2017 accelerator cohort. It was an inspirational evening, with talks from

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2017 accelerator applicant

A Peek Inside Our 2017 Accelerator Applicant Pool

Application season is a flurry of excitement here at Fast Forward world headquarters. While we are familiar with almost all the world’s tech nonprofits, we still get plenty of surprises in our applicant pool each year. Whether it’s an entrepreneur who has made huge gains in 12 months,

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fundraising

Fundraising Tips Every Tech Nonprofit Needs to Read

It’s a misconception that fundraising is just a means to an end, because great partnerships aren’t just about the money. Valuable partnerships embody symbiosis between grantor and grantee. They should be as big of a win for the foundation or corporation as they are for the nonprofit on the receiving

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Jim Fruchterman

What I Know Now – Jim Fruchterman at Accelerate Good Global

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,

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accelerating tech nonprofits

3 Lessons from 1,000 Days of Accelerating Tech Nonprofits

By: Kevin Barenblat, Co-Founder & President of Fast Forward   Three years ago I transitioned from the for-profit tech world into the uncharted waters of nonprofits and philanthropy. I had an idea to apply the well-established Silicon Valley accelerator model to nonprofits, but found myself

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