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Patient Impact

Patient impact: tech philanthropy is a marathon not a sprint

Impact investors often talk about a new type of investment: patient capital (a term perhaps coined by Thomas Friedman and widely used by Acumen Fund). As opposed to traditional venture capital, patient capital has longer time horizons before investors start demanding a return. For-profit social

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sf homeless Career advice students can trust

This is the first post in a weekly series covering each of Fast Forward’s nine tech nonprofits. LinkedIn gives us connections, resources, community and advice. All are at our fingertips. Those are essential parts of the career development process for anyone entering the workforce. But

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How to find the right CTO for your nonprofit                                                                  

Last night, after dinner, Fast Forward had the pleasure to welcome Oliver Hurst-Hiller, Chief Technology Offier of 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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tech nonprofit ecosystem

BlackRock & are growing the tech nonprofit ecosystem

Yesterday formal programing for the summer accelerator launched. Our cohort of nine startups —focused on a range of issues, from using technology to get food to the hungry to expanding financial access to prioritizing clean energy to power smart devices—gathered at BlackRock in San Francisco.

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2015 Fast Forward Cohort

Announcing Fast Forward’s 2015 cohort

We are thrilled to announce the groups that will be joining us for this summer’s accelerator. We had incredible success last year and decided to nearly double this year’s class. We had to get extra selective due to the high volume of applications. And while we

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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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