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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nonprofit customer service

Got an App? You Need Customer Support for That!

Field of Dreams was right with the whole, “If you build it they will come,” thing. If you’re building a tech nonprofit product that will (hopefully… scratch that – definitely!) amass a large user base, be prepared for those users to come running with support

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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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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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A Harvard Grad and Attorney Built the TurboTax for Bankruptcy

A Harvard Grad and Attorney Built the TurboTax for Bankruptcy

This is the fourth piece in Fast Forward’s 2018 Accelerator Series featuring Upsolve, the TurboTax for bankruptcy.   Walt Disney. Oscar Wilde. Donald Trump. What do these famous figures have in common? They all filed for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is a luxury most Americans can’t afford,

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