Tech Nonprofits in the Fight Against Police Violence

George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Michael Brown. Sandra Bland. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. And countless others.    Black Lives Matter. The outrage against police violence has never been more visible, and the cries to address systemic racism have never been louder. Tech nonprofits are working alongside

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COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits

Amidst these uncertain times, we’ve been blown away by the incredible work tech nonprofits are doing to respond to COVID-19. But at the same time, we know organizations are facing a host of challenges. That’s why we’re rounding up resources tech nonprofits need now, from

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These Students are Lifting Fellow Peers out of Financial Burden

This is the tenth piece in Fast Forward’s 2018 Accelerator Series featuring Peerlift, the platform connecting underserved high schoolers to micro-scholarships for college.   After winning a collective half a million dollars in scholarship funds, a group of high schoolers found themselves in Atlanta attending a

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We Vote is Taking the Confusion out of Voting

This is the ninth piece in Fast Forward’s 2018 Accelerator Series featuring We Vote, a national, digital voter guide that leverages the power of networks to make voting easier.  “We’ve seen such a technology explosion since the early dot com days, but there’s been a

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From Silicon Valley to Refugee Camps

From Silicon Valley to Refugee Camps

This is the eighth piece in Fast Forward’s 2018 Accelerator Series featuring Tarjimly, which means “translate for me” in several languages.   It’s January 27, 2017 and Trump’s first Travel Ban has been issued, blocking U.S. entry for citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries and terminating

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Objective Zero Envisions a World With Zero Veteran Suicides

This is the seventh piece in Fast Forward’s 2018 Accelerator Series featuring the Objective Zero Foundation co-founder team: Justin Miller, Blake Bassett, Kayla Bailey, Chris Mercado, Betsey Mercado, and Amy Eastman. Sgt. Justin Miller was in Iraq, deep into his 11-year service in the Army,

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