$500,000 Raised Across Three Social Impact Demo Days

In New York, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley, nine social impact entrepreneurs took the Demo Day stage to pitch their bold ideas to radically transform our world. Their visions for scale resulted in a total of over $500,000 in contributions from individual and corporate donors

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7 Startup Lessons Learned from Quill’s Founder

Behind every startup success story is a huge heap of failures. (Yep, it’s true.) Few know that better than Fast Forward alumni Peter Gault, founder of Quill, the free, online writing tool for students. When Peter started the Fast Forward Accelerator, Quill had served 10,000 students.

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Highlights from Demo Day 2018

Demo Day 2018 was, by all accounts, a big success! We had a packed house in both San Francisco and Silicon Valley, riveting storytelling, and massive support for ten world-changing tech nonprofits. The Demo Days, hosted at Box in Silicon Valley and Google Community Space

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Navigating Nonprofit Fundraising – Advice from Experts

Can you guess what tech nonprofit entrepreneurs ask us about the MOST every single year? That’s right, nonprofit fundraising. Despite the fact that all startups – for-profit, nonprofit, and unintentionally nonprofit – must fundraise (sometimes forever) there’s still something about raising philanthropic dollars that sounds

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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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Building your Best Nonprofit Boards with Anne Marie Burgoyne

Nonprofit Board Building with Anne Marie Burgoyne

Anne Marie Burgoyne has served on nearly 30 boards throughout her impressive career as a leader in social entrepreneurship. Anne Marie is currently the Managing Director of the Social Innovation Initiative at the Emerson Collective. As an expert in the sector, we’re so grateful that

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A Crash Course in The Cloud with a Google SRE

The age old adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” does not apply to Emmanuel Klu. In fact, Emmanuel, an amazing Google Site Reliability Engineer, is an expert at breaking things on purpose so he can figure out how to prevent those failures in

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