How to run a nonprofit organization in the tech space

Discover the fundamentals of growing a nonprofit in the tech space, and explore the differences between for-profit and nonprofit organizations. How do you set yourself up for success with a nonprofit?  

In this episode of Scale by Numbers, we talk with co-founder Kevin Barenblat of Fast Forward, a tech accelerator specifically for nonprofits. Fast Forward has accelerated over 70 nonprofits with their unique mentorship, training, and valuable connections. 

Kevin has a deep understanding of the challenges of nonprofits in tech and shares his experience 

scaling social impact organizations that collectively have raised over 300 million in funding and impacted over 100 million lives.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to run a nonprofit organization in the tech space
  • Challenges and opportunities within the nonprofit tech model
  • How to scale a nonprofit by joining an accelerator.
  • How technology can be beneficial to scale organizations.
  • How entrepreneurs can learn from others’ mistakes.
  • The unique ecosystem Fast Forward offers for nonprofits.
  • How nonprofits can make an additional source of capital.
  • How to leverage peer networks.
  • Financial models used within the industry.

Key Takeaways:

  • Differences between a for-profit, and a nonprofit that is looking at impact at scale. 
  • Be very specific in the accelerators that you participate in.
  • Knowing who the right people are to do your bookkeeping, your accounting, your HR, and all the things that technology nonprofits are really looking for is really critical.

Ready to learn more about the Fast Forward Accelerator? Start Here


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