2017 cohort

Our 2017 Cohort Is Ready for Impact

216 hours in person + 100 mentors + 29 inspirational speakers + 8 incredible Accelerator hosts + 288 pitch practices + 224 cups of coffee + 2 Demo Days = over $430,000 in funding unlocked for the tech nonprofit sector!   Every year we are

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how to raise money

How to Raise Money – Advice from Fundraising Experts

For any start-up, fundraising is a critical aspect of day-to-day operations. But figuring out how to raise money is also often one of the most stressful, confusing, and frustrating processes founders deal with. Luckily for our accelerator cohort, we were able to bring in two

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Bo Lu

Pushing for the Impossible with Bo Lu

We often talk about how difficult it is to be a tech nonprofit founder, and for-profit startup founders face many of the same challenges. The entrepreneurial path is never easy. For the past two years our partner BlackRock has graciously brought in Bo Lu, Founder

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Funder Panelists

Lessons from Funders – How to Master Fundraising

While at Intuit, we had the fortune of receiving incredible lessons from funders. Four funding leaders working in the worlds of foundation and venture philanthropy spoke during a panel discussion to Fast Forward’s accelerator cohort. On the panel were Katie Berroth, Director of Investment Management at

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mission sourcing

Mission Sourcing to Save the World Faster

Gavin McCormick is Cofounder and Executive Director of WattTime, a Fast Forward alumni. Gavin’s tech nonprofit journey is quite unique, and last week he came to our Accelerator session graciously hosted at HPE’s Palo Alto office to share some of the lessons he’s learned along

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acceleration

It’s Official: Acceleration Has Begun!

It sounds crazy, but we spend nearly 9-months building up to our summer accelerator each year. People often ask (myself included, when I first started working with Fast Forward) why we don’t run more than one accelerator program per year. The truth? Preparing to run

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