Maddy Chung

Meet our Content and Communications Associate: Maddy Chung

Fast Forward welcomes our new Content and Communications Associate: Maddy Chung. “I’m fascinated by the intersection of social impact and technology,” I wrote in my LinkedIn bio the summer after graduating college. At least I I thought I was–I knew about a few tech nonprofits,

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Eli Etzioni

Meet our Strategic Partnerships Associate: Eli Etzioni

Fast Forward welcomes our new Strategic Partnerships Associate: Eli Etzioni. Claremont McKenna College didn’t offer a major in social impact studies, so I did my best to create one. For my senior thesis, I interviewed social entrepreneurs working on everything from a micro-volunteering platform to

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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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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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Building your Best Nonprofit Boards with Anne Marie Burgoyne

Nonprofit Board Building with Anne Marie Burgoyne

Anne Marie Burgoyne has served on nearly 30 boards throughout her impressive career as a leader in social entrepreneurship. Anne Marie is currently the Managing Director of the Social Innovation Initiative at the Emerson Collective. As an expert in the sector, we’re so grateful that

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