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These Students are Lifting Fellow Peers out of Financial Burden

This is the tenth piece in Fast Forward’s 2018 Accelerator Series featuring Peerlift, the platform connecting underserved high schoolers to micro-scholarships for college.   After winning a collective half a million dollars in scholarship funds, a group of high schoolers found themselves in Atlanta attending a

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We Vote is Taking the Confusion out of Voting

This is the ninth piece in Fast Forward’s 2018 Accelerator Series featuring We Vote, a national, digital voter guide that leverages the power of networks to make voting easier.  “We’ve seen such a technology explosion since the early dot com days, but there’s been a

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nonprofit customer service

Got an App? You Need Customer Support for That!

Field of Dreams was right with the whole, “If you build it they will come,” thing. If you’re building a tech nonprofit product that will (hopefully… scratch that – definitely!) amass a large user base, be prepared for those users to come running with support

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From Silicon Valley to Refugee Camps

From Silicon Valley to Refugee Camps

This is the eighth piece in Fast Forward’s 2018 Accelerator Series featuring Tarjimly, which means “translate for me” in several languages.   It’s January 27, 2017 and Trump’s first Travel Ban has been issued, blocking U.S. entry for citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries and terminating

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Objective Zero Envisions a World With Zero Veteran Suicides

This is the seventh piece in Fast Forward’s 2018 Accelerator Series featuring the Objective Zero Foundation co-founder team: Justin Miller, Blake Bassett, Kayla Bailey, Chris Mercado, Betsey Mercado, and Amy Eastman. Sgt. Justin Miller was in Iraq, deep into his 11-year service in the Army,

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What’s Good in Tech, Issue 5

School’s back, so it’s time to get your study on in all things good tech. Don’t worry, we wrote the CliffsNotes for you. This month in What’s Good in Tech, voting with clicks, a playbook for averting ethical disasters, and your coffee cup might have

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