Fast FORWARD to results
FORWARD is your thought partner to design and implement custom solutions for government and nonprofit leaders to increase efficiency and securely deliver resources to communities fast.
COMMUNITIES AND AGENCIES POWERED BY FORWARD
PEOPLE-CENTRIC SOLUTIONS FOR PUBLIC SECTOR, BY PUBLIC SECTOR EXPERTS
More than software, we’re an integrated, human-centered solution that GETS government. 80% of our team have worked in the public sector and leverage our expertise to innovate and deliver efficiently. We understand antiquated systems and ever-increasing dynamic challenges. We deliver solutions that expand capacity, efficiency, transparency and equity to powerfully serve your constituents.
CITIES AND COUNTIES
SAVED FROM FRAUD
A Dynamic Vision to Accelerate Equity and Access for All
Adnan Mahmud is a visionary leader who has dedicated his career to using technology to improve governance and public services. Born and raised in Bangladesh, he witnessed firsthand the importance of data-based policymaking to combat corruption while his father was a diplomat. After immigrating to the United States, Adnan spent eight years at Microsoft before founding LiveStories in 2013. The platform, which he envisioned as an integrated data hub for civic data, allowed users to find, explore, and present information in one user-friendly web-based platform.
When the COVID-19 pandemic started in 2020, many government agencies needed to get resources and funding out to impacted communities fast. Realizing that many of our government partners did not have the infrastructure or capacity to build and run emergency relief programs, Adnan and his team quickly designed FORWARD, a solution that can provide comprehensive program administration support, automate workflows, increase back-office capacity, and help government and nonprofit leaders deliver resources and funding to their community members quickly and securely.
FORWARD continues to design custom solutions for governments and nonprofits to foster inter-agency collaboration, improve the applicant experience and increase benefit coordination. Since then, we have administered over $1B to more than 100,000 households and small businesses across the country.
MEET OUR TEAM
Our Team of Experts are Ready to Help You Accelerate Equity and Access in Your Community
Strategic thought partners to drive data-driven outcomes for your community
With over 80% of our team coming from the public sector, we act as your thought partner to help you create a strategic roadmap to design solutions and implement programming that accelerates access to resources and funding for your communities.
WHAT OUR PARTNERS SAY
“FORWARD as a back office superpower has been invaluable, especially when it comes to assistance programs.”
– Martha Chaudhry, Special Projects, Economic Development at the City of Kirkland, WA
Let's work together
Our experienced staff has partnered with governments and agencies around the country to develop custom solutions to build and run successful programming for your community. See what we can do for your community.