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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Bo Lu

Pushing for the Impossible with Bo Lu

We often talk about how difficult it is to be a tech nonprofit founder, and for-profit startup founders face many of the same challenges. The entrepreneurial path is never easy. For the past two years our partner BlackRock has graciously brought in Bo Lu, Founder

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Funder Panelists

Lessons from Funders – How to Master Fundraising

While at Intuit, we had the fortune of receiving incredible lessons from funders. Four funding leaders working in the worlds of foundation and venture philanthropy spoke during a panel discussion to Fast Forward’s accelerator cohort. On the panel were Katie Berroth, Director of Investment Management at

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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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2017 accelerator launch

Highlights from Fast Forward’s 2017 Accelerator Launch

On Tuesday, June 13th Fast Forward, Comcast NBCUniversal, BlackRock, and folks from the NYC tech for good community braved the heatwave to come out to 30 Rockefeller Plaza and celebrate the launch of our 2017 accelerator cohort. It was an inspirational evening, with talks from

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