Hello, 2019! January is off to a strong start as we celebrate the incredible milestones of global tech nonprofits creating a more equitable and just world. No matter what your New Year’s resolutions may be, stay with us as we share positive tech news and document the progress of the tech nonprofit sector through 2019 and beyond.
New York Times 2018 Good Tech Awards
For the second year, the New York Times released its 2018 Good Tech Awards. From access to bankruptcy, to drones for healthcare delivery, to fighting A.I.’s bias, this list is flush with innovations that make us (almost) forget last year’s headlines.
Every Other Industry Has A Safety Label. Now Tech Does, Too
From Certified Organic apples to ADA Approved toothpaste, industries are rife with certifications that tell you what’s under the hood. Thanks to Thingscon, tech now has a safety certification too. It’s called the Trustable Technology Mark.
How The Internet Of Things And Data Analytics Contribute To Sustainable Development
The Beam interviewed Nexleaf CEO Nithya Ramanathan on how her team uses data and sensor technology to protect vaccines from the heat in low-income countries.
The Top Ten World Positive Stories Of 2018
We love a top ten list at Fast Forward. This is especially true when a partner and alumni are featured side by side (we’re looking at you Callisto and BlackRock!).
Introducing MAF’s New Mobile App: MyMAF
Financial education is no longer out of reach. Mission Asset Fund announced the launch of MyMAF, the mobile app delivering virtual financial coaching to help low-income & immigrant families achieve their dreams.
These Founders Killed It In 2018, And Their Returns Are All Impact
Ethical engineering, digital access to food stamps, solutions for sexual misconduct. In Forbes, Shannon Farley celebrates a few of 2018’s biggest women-led social impact wins.
This Healthcare Model From Tribal Odisha Has Been Replicated In Canada, Philippines & Syria
Through an open-source app, Intelehealth is providing high-quality care via telemedicine. Efforts for Good catalogues how the model has been replicated in countries across the globe.
Facebook Makes $1 Million Gift To Support The Future Of Free Knowledge
The Wikimedia Foundation announces a $1 Million gift from Facebook. The gift enables long-term sustainability of projects like Wikipedia, the free, online encyclopedia used by over 35 Million people.
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