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Chase Adam: One leader in the tech nonprofit ecosystem

Chase Adam, founder of Watsi (a tech nonprofit that has crowdsourced healthcare funding for over 4,500 patients in 20 countries) stopped by the Fast Forward accelerator yesterday. Chase gave candid, off-the-record advice from one tech nonprofit to another, and we love that Chase is helping grow the community of

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Patient impact: tech philanthropy is a marathon not a sprint

Impact investors often talk about a new type of investment: patient capital (a term perhaps coined by Thomas Friedman and widely used by Acumen Fund). As opposed to traditional venture capital, patient capital has longer time horizons before investors start demanding a return. For-profit social

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CareerVillage.org: Career advice students can trust

This is the first post in a weekly series covering each of Fast Forward’s nine tech nonprofits. LinkedIn gives us connections, resources, community and advice. All are at our fingertips. Those are essential parts of the career development process for anyone entering the workforce. But

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Last night, after dinner, Fast Forward had the pleasure to welcome Oliver Hurst-Hiller, Chief Technology Offier of DonorsChoose.org. DonorsChoose.org is an exemplar tech nonprofit that many startups hope to become. With $330M in donations from 1.7M people, an astounding 60% of American schools have hosted projects

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BlackRock & Google.org are growing the tech nonprofit ecosystem

Yesterday formal programing for the summer accelerator launched. Our cohort of nine startups —focused on a range of issues, from using technology to get food to the hungry to expanding financial access to prioritizing clean energy to power smart devices—gathered at BlackRock in San Francisco.

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