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language barriers

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


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


good in tech

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


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


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


Nicole Dunn

Meet our Marketing Coordinator: Nicole Dunn

Fast Forward welcomes our new Marketing Coordinator: Nicole Dunn. Her story below: Discovering Fast Forward felt like fate. I’ve always been passionate about the potential for creative solutions to solve the challenging issues our world faces. I was delighted to find Fast Forward – an organization harnessing the power of technology to exponentiate the impact


Head of Product

Meet Our Head of Product: Johnathan Andersen

  Fast Forward is thrilled to welcome Johnathan Anderson, our new Head of Product, to the team. His personal story, below.  From an early age my parents set an example of simple ways to serve others, whether it was setting tables and chairs for a community event, clearing a neighbor’s yard after a storm, or


website redesign

New Year, New Fast Forward Website

Drumroll, please! We’re ecstatic to unveil our new look, which brings our entrepreneurs front and center, and better embodies the work we do at Fast Forward. The website redesign is much more than a cosmetic revamp for us, it’s a significant growth milestone and the beginning of the next phase of our work. Entrepreneurs are

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Premal Shah

Frameworks for Tech Nonprofit Success from Premal Shah

As president of Kiva, the world’s first and largest nonprofit microlending platform, Premal Shah is a master of building radical ideas into world-wide institutions. Kiva’s innovative approach to alleviating global poverty reflects its founder’s own innovative approach to running an organization. It was particularly special to host Premal at our BlackRock accelerator, as Premal is

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