Entrepreneurial Secrets

The Hustle is Real: Tips from Entrepreneurs Changing the World

Some anonymous genius said it best, “The dream is free. The hustle is sold separately.” That couldn’t be more true of the Fast Forward alumni entrepreneurs who share their deepest entrepreneurial secrets in the latest video collaboration between Fast Forward and Comcast NBCUniversal. Without hustle

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startup lessons

7 Startup Lessons Learned from Quill’s Founder

Behind every startup success story is a huge heap of failures. (Yep, it’s true.) Few know that better than Fast Forward alumni Peter Gault, founder of Quill, the free, online writing tool for students. When Peter started the Fast Forward Accelerator, Quill had served 10,000 students.

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resources for nonprofits

Highlights from Demo Day 2018

Demo Day 2018 was, by all accounts, a big success! We had a packed house in both San Francisco and Silicon Valley, riveting storytelling, and massive support for ten world-changing tech nonprofits. The Demo Days, hosted at Box in Silicon Valley and Google Community Space

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nonprofit fundraising

Navigating Nonprofit Fundraising – Advice from Experts

Can you guess what tech nonprofit entrepreneurs ask us about the MOST every single year? That’s right, nonprofit fundraising. Despite the fact that all startups – for-profit, nonprofit, and unintentionally nonprofit – must fundraise (sometimes forever) there’s still something about raising philanthropic dollars that sounds

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how to raise money

How to Raise Money – Advice from Fundraising Experts

For any start-up, fundraising is a critical aspect of day-to-day operations. But figuring out how to raise money is also often one of the most stressful, confusing, and frustrating processes founders deal with. Luckily for our accelerator cohort, we were able to bring in two

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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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fundraising

Fundraising Tips Every Tech Nonprofit Needs to Read

It’s a misconception that fundraising is just a means to an end, because great partnerships aren’t just about the money. Valuable partnerships embody symbiosis between grantor and grantee. They should be as big of a win for the foundation or corporation as they are for the nonprofit on the receiving

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Maria Choi

Fast Forward Welcomes Maria Choi to the Team

Our Directory data speaks to the fact that the tech nonprofit sector has grown about 12% every year since 2012. This sector growth calls for increased support, and we’re excited to announce in the past year Fast Forward has more than doubled our internal head

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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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