Nonprofit and Philanthropy · · 3 min read

Meet Fast Forward, the Accelerator Program Helping Tech Nonprofits Scale

In Episode 168 of the Disruptors for Good podcast, I speak with Shannon Farley, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Fast Forward, on empowering tech nonprofits to scale impact like Silicon Valley startups. Listen to more Causeartist podcasts. About Shannon – Shannon is an experienced social entrepren

Helping Tech Nonprofits Scale

In Episode 168 of the Disruptors for Good podcast, I speak with Shannon Farley, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Fast Forward, on empowering tech nonprofits to scale impact like Silicon Valley startups.

Listen to more Causeartist podcasts.

About Shannon – Shannon is an experienced social entrepreneur. She was the founding Executive Director of Spark, the world’s largest network of Millennial philanthropists.

Prior to joining Spark, Shannon co-founded The W. Haywood Burns Institute, a MacArthur Award-winning juvenile justice reform organization. Shannon holds a BA in American Studies from Georgetown University and an MS in Gender and Social Policy from the London School of Economics.

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What is a tech nonprofit?

A tech startup building software that has selected a nonprofit business model to scale impact, not profit.

What Is Fast Forward?

Fast Forward is nonprofit tech accelerator that provides a range of resources and support to tech nonprofits, enabling them to create positive impact on a large scale. They offer technical guidance and advice; access to mentors, funders, and other key influencers.

Fast Forward seeks to strengthen the capacity of tech nonprofits by providing support in areas ranging from technology development and implementation to fundraising, marketing, operations management, financial planning, and strategic communications.

Through their initiatives, Fast Forward aims to create a more equitable world by amplifying the impact of tech nonprofits working on issues related to social justice, education, health care access and delivery, economic empowerment and opportunity, climate change adaptation and resilience building, civic engagement and advocacy.

Fast Forward Helps Scale Tech Nonprofits in Three Ways.

The Fast ForwardStartup Accelerator – Take your tech-powered nonprofit organization to the next level with the Startup Accelerator. Learn more

They provide hands-on guidance, financial support and powerful connections – all designed to enable you meet the unique obstacles facing modern entrepreneurs like yourself. Pursue your mission with confidence this accelerator is here for you.

The Fast Forward Growth Accelerator – Technology revolutionizing our world is now more accessible than ever. The accelerator found eight of the boldest, brightest innovators harnessing tech to create real change and advancements, regardless of their own financial gain. Learn more

The Fast Forward Growth Accelerator has stepped in to match these ambitious non-profits with philanthropists who want reenergize contribution towards sustainable growth – allowing for maximum impact at a faster rate than ever before!

The Tech Nonprofit Playbook – Fast Forward’s Accelerator has been a standout success, enabling 79 tech nonprofits to reach their scaling goals. They’ve crafted the Tech Nonprofit Playbook for your benefit. Learn more

Discover actionable takeaways and techniques from the leaders who have revolutionized social impact spaces, playing an integral role in our world today.

Why Is It So Effective?

What sets Fast Forward apart from other accelerators is its network of mentors, which includes some of the most influential thought leaders in technology today.

These mentors have years of experience in navigating the nonprofit sector and are committed to helping tech-driven nonprofits reach their full potential.

Additionally, Fast Forward offers a variety of services including innovative cohorts, tech nonprofit playbooks, funding, mentoring, and more – all designed to help tech nonprofits achieve their goals faster than ever before.

Benefits For Tech Nonprofits

By participating in the Fast Forward Accelerator program, tech nonprofits can benefit from access to capital investments as well as mentorship from industry professionals who understand the nuances of working in this space.

Additionally, they will be able to tap into a supportive network of like-minded individuals who are passionate about using technology for social good.

Finally, participating in the program will give them access to cutting-edge tools and technologies that can help them better serve their mission and reach more people with their work.

The Fast Forward Accelerator program is an invaluable resource for tech nonprofits looking for ways to grow their organization or launch new initiatives quickly and effectively.

With its access to capital investments, mentor networks comprised of experienced professionals who understand this sector inside-out, as well as cutting-edge tools and technologies – it is no wonder why so many organizations have already taken advantage of this amazing opportunity.

If you’re looking for an efficient way to get your nonprofit off the ground or take it up a notch – look no further than Fast Forward.

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