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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Financial sustainability for nonprofits: the holy grail?

As a mission-driven organization, your goal should be, well, to focus on your mission. Financial sustainability can do wonders for an organization, considered by some as the holy grail for nonprofits, promising freedom from the shackles of fundraising, letting you and your organization focus on

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Waste Time

Fundraising efficiency: don’t waste your time

Some simple math can help nonprofits increase fundraising efficiency and decide whether pursuing certain fundraising opportunities is worth it, according to Wen-Chih O’Connell from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Jessamyn Shams-Lau from the Peery Foundation, who recently spoke to our teams about fundraising from

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Feeding Forward

Feeding Forward: Solving Hunger and Ending Food Waste

This is the fourth post in a weekly series covering each of Fast Forward’s nine tech nonprofits. In the San Francisco Bay Area, hundreds of companies cater meals for their employees every day. Around the world, thousands of stadiums host enormous events where they feed

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Stellar Developing World Money

Stellar: Creating public infrastructure for money

This is the third post in a weekly series covering each of Fast Forward’s nine tech nonprofits. We take it for granted: credit cards, online bill payment, savings accounts, mortgages, or sending a check to a friend. Two billion unbanked people, however, have nowhere to

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Jessica Ladd

Project Callisto: By Survivors, For Survivors

This is the second post in a weekly series covering each of Fast Forward’s nine tech nonprofits. Jessica Ladd, Kate Lazarov, and Kelsey Gilmore-Innis join Fast Forward from Project Callisto, a college sexual assault reporting system and part of Sexual Health Innovations. Callisto empowers sexual

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Pia Infante knowing yourself

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom

Pia Infante, Co-Executive Director and Trustee of The Whitman Institute, explained how to navigate interpersonal dynamics in the workplace. Self-awareness is key: leaders and employees must consider how they are perceived and how they impact others, and recognize that few people have an accurate sense

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