Hello WA Economic Developers!
FORWARD accelerates access and equity for communities by partnering with government and nonprofit leaders to quickly deliver resources and funding to their communities using people and technology.
COMMUNITIES AND AGENCIES POWERED BY FORWARD
Through strategic collaboration and human-centered technology, FORWARD helps governments and nonprofits design effective programs, deliver critical resources, and demonstrate real-time performance with data dashboards.
80% of our team members have worked in government, enabling us to operate with speed, precision, and competency. We automate complex program administration processes that increase back-office capacity, improve transparency and trust, and break down silos to unlock coordination quickly and securely — all while maintaining compliance.
PEOPLE-CENTRIC SOLUTIONS FOR COMMUNITIES
FORWARD is your trusted partner to implement scalable strategies to drive community impact and administer any program with comprehensive solutions to suit both yours and constituent’s needs.
Helping NW Washington Small Businesses Recover from Flooding
In collaboration with the WA Department of Commerce and a coalition of community-based organizations, FORWARD administered approximately $8M through the NW Washington Disaster Relief Program to help small businesses in Whatcom, Skagit and Clallam recover from the impact of flooding.
SCALABLE IMPACT FOR GOVERNMENTS & NONPROFITS
COUNTIES & CITIES
SAVED FROM FRAUD
A digital solution that streamlines client and resource management for governments and nonprofits
FORWARD sync is the first of its kind CRM (client and resource management) solution designed for governments and nonprofits to assess needs, securely coordinate resources, collaborate with other agencies, communicate quickly with clients, and track program progress — all in one platform.
FORWARD sync features include –
- Centralized client profile
- Intake and referrals
- Make inbound and outbound calls, texts and emails
- Collaboration and notetaking
- Role-based permissions
- Secure data storage
Leveraging the Inflation Reduction Act to Accelerate a Green Economy
Approximately $40B in competitive funding are available for governments and nonprofits to develop projects to create millions of new jobs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve air quality.
Economic developers can pursue these opportunities and promote green energy by learning more about the IRA, fostering regional partnerships, advocating for policies that support climate action and applying to competitive grant opportunities.
Let's work together
FORWARD is your program administration thought partner. Over 80% of our team has public sector experience and can help –
- Pursue new opportunities
- Increase capacity for program administrators
- Drive equity and access
- Increase collaboration between local government and community-based organizations
Speak to an expert about the Inflation Reduction Act and other local, state, federal and private funding opportunities to strategize on how you can accelerate equity and access for your community.