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What’s Good in Tech, Issue 6

Accelerator season may be over here at Fast Forward, but that doesn’t mean the tech for good news is slowing down! This month in What’s Good in Tech we’re serving up: Google.org grants for global expansion, the way teens *really* want to learn sex ed, Melinda Gates’ tech philanthropy goals, and more. ᐧ   Real

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What’s Good in Tech, Issue 5

School’s back, so it’s time to get your study on in all things good tech. Don’t worry, we wrote the CliffsNotes for you. This month in What’s Good in Tech, voting with clicks, a playbook for averting ethical disasters, and your coffee cup might have sugar and machine learning. ☕ ᐧ   What the Best Nonprofits Know About

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What's good in tech issue 4

What’s Good in Tech, Issue 4

Our Accelerator launched this month and while we may be deep in it with ten incredible tech nonprofits, that doesn’t mean the good tech news slowed down! This month, how counting lentils can transform early education, why millennials don’t vote, and government’s unexpected savior.   This DREAMer Built an App Connecting Undocumented Students to Hard-to-Find

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4 Pro Tips for Accelerator Success

Acceptance into an accelerator is cause for big celebration. But once the champagne bottle’s empty and the balloons have deflated, preparation time begins. We partnered with Comcast NBCUniversal to share our top tips on maximizing your accelerator experience, featuring accelerator gurus Brandon Anderson of Raheem, Alex Bernadotte of Beyond 12, Liz Lee of Online SOS,

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What’s Good in Tech, Issue 3

Summertime is here and so is the third issue of What’s Good In Tech! It’s time to crack open a cold one, kick back, and let the good tech news roll in. This month, blockchain is protecting the Moon, a crash course on speaking three languages, and Fast Forward alums meet President Obama!! (We might

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Building Students Up By Breaking Down Language Barriers

Heejae Lim, founder of TalkingPoints (FFWD 2015) embodies what it means to be a global citizen. Born in Seoul, Korea, Heejae and her family immigrated to the UK when she was eight years old. Years later, Heejae moved across the globe to the US. Her experiences navigating language barriers as an immigrant led her to

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What’s Good in Tech, Issue 2

Welcome to the second issue of What’s Good in Tech, a monthly roundup of highlights and headlines from the tech nonprofit sector. This month, read about machine learning and marijuana, nonprofits leveraging for-profit financing, and the ways Fast Forward teams accelerated impact in the month of May. When Passion and Technology Meet The New York

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What’s Good in Tech, Issue 1

We’re trying something new this month! Despite the typical headlines in your newsfeed, there’s actually a lot of good in tech thanks to tech nonprofits. So much news, in fact, we’re running out of room to share it all in our monthly newsletter. We know you care about staying on the pulse of tech nonprofit happenings, so

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Hillary Baker Draper

Meet our Partnerships Manager: Hillary Baker Draper

Fast Forward welcomes Hillary Baker Draper as Partnerships Manager. Below she shares her story: Some might say that I’m a nonprofit super fan. From interning with nonprofits while a student at Tufts University, to participating in an Americorps Year of Service upon graduating, to working for and volunteering with nonprofits as a professional in the Bay

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Celia Moreno

Meet our Program Coordinator: Celia Moreno

Fast Forward is delighted to welcome Celia Moreno as Program Coordinator. Here’s her story: Here I was sitting in the offices of Microsoft in the 2nd floor of the Twitter building in San Francisco. How did this Latinx girl from LA get here? Throughout my youth and even post college graduation, I only had one