Accelerator Success

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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Business model

Pathways to Success: Lessons from Michelle Brown

    Last Friday, we had one of our most successful alumnae from the Fast Forward Accelerator, Michelle Brown, come back to share some of her experiences with the new cohort. Michelle is the CEO and founder of CommonLit.org, an educational platform that delivers engaging,

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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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