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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2017 accelerator applicant

A Peek Inside Our 2017 Accelerator Applicant Pool

Application season is a flurry of excitement here at Fast Forward world headquarters. While we are familiar with almost all the world’s tech nonprofits, we still get plenty of surprises in our applicant pool each year. Whether it’s an entrepreneur who has made huge gains in 12 months,

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funders

Fundraising Insights from the Funders Themselves

Startup founders spend countless hours crafting and refining their investor pitch, but it’s not often they get the chance to have open conversations with funders about what they look for, what they appreciate, and what their pet peeves are when evaluating organizations for potential grants.

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accelerator

6 Ways to Maximize the Fast Forward Accelerator

So you apply to an accelerator program, get accepted and fly out to San Francisco knowing you’ll be in startup bootcamp for 3 months without really knowing what to expect. Sound familiar?   Last week we had a great time meeting our 2016 cohort and

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