Applications are Open for Summer 2015

We are now accepting applications for our Summer 2015 Accelerator. Over 13 weeks, fellows received a $25,000 grant, mentorship from 75+ tech and philanthropic leaders, and 100 hours of pro bono support and training. The program culminates in a Demo Day during which the nonprofits

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2014 Cohort Success

Fast Forward’s Inaugural Cohort: Success!

When we launched, people waved off the idea of a nonprofit accelerator, saying that without the economic incentives an accelerator would never work.  But here we are having graduated our first cohort, we have proven that impact is a powerful incentive.   Over the summer, we

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Demo Day Video Highlights

Video Highlights from Demo Day 2014                                                                             

Over 200 people from the tech community gathered at Google in San Francisco to hear presentations from the first 5 nonprofits to participate in Fast Forward’s accelerator program. Over $250,000 was raised that night in support of these innovative organizations! Check out the highlights:

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2014 cohort logos

Accelerator for Tech Nonprofits Fast Forward Announces Inaugural Class

Fast Forward is excited to announce the organizations participating in this summer’s accelerator program. The groups in this inaugural class leverage technology (open source software, always connected devices, inexpensive variable cost web infrastructure, APIs for most anything) to address health, education, and poverty issues in

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Connecting Cause, Cash, & Context

For the last seven years, I have been the Executive Director of Spark, the world’s largest network of Millennial philanthropists. We invest our philanthropic capital in grassroots, women-led solutions around the world. As technology costs have fallen, I have watched as mobile technology has drastically

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Why I'm Starting Fast Forward

Why I Am Starting Fast Forward

I can pinpoint the moment when the euphoria of selling my first startup evaporated. It was when I heard the words, “You need to get to a hospital. Now.” It was May 2012, and I was taking time off after selling my company to travel

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