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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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customer lifetime value donor strategy

Who will be the Uber of soup kitchens?

Ten years ago the startup landscape was very different. There were no accelerators, investor platforms, or founder communities. Since 2005, ecosystem players like Y Combinator and AngelList have changed how startups start. Today, the tech nonprofit landscape looks a lot like it did for startups

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Applications are Open for Summer 2015

We are now accepting applications for our Summer 2015 Accelerator. Over 13 weeks, fellows received a $25,000 grant, mentorship from 75+ tech and philanthropic leaders, and 100 hours of pro bono support and training. The program culminates in a Demo Day during which the nonprofits

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2014 Cohort Success

Fast Forward’s Inaugural Cohort: Success!

When we launched, people waved off the idea of a nonprofit accelerator, saying that without the economic incentives an accelerator would never work.  But here we are having graduated our first cohort, we have proven that impact is a powerful incentive.   Over the summer, we

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