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Partner Matt Spence Talks Non profits & community

Matt Spence, Vice President, Community Impact, shares insights into his career, the work of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and the future of nonprofits as they trend toward social enterprise.

2017 Fast Pitch Tampa Bay

Wow, where to begin? The inaugural Tampa Bay Fast Pitch turned into an amazing evening of community and innovation. After going through over 50 applications, 13 organizations from across the Tampa Bay area  were chosen to participate in a 2 month accelerator program, ending in the pitch competition for $60,000 in unrestricted cash prizes. Each […]

ECHO of Brandon claims top prize in social entrepreneurship

ECHO of Brandon, a charity whose mission is to end hunger in southeastern Hillsborough County, took the $25,000 grand prize in Social Venture Partners’ first Shark Tank-styled competition for social entrepreneurship in the Tampa Bay Area.

Social entrepreneurship is the use by nonprofits of the techniques that enable startup companies and other entrepreneurs to develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues.