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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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acceleration

It’s Official: Acceleration Has Begun!

It sounds crazy, but we spend nearly 9-months building up to our summer accelerator each year. People often ask (myself included, when I first started working with Fast Forward) why we don’t run more than one accelerator program per year. The truth? Preparing to run

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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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