Fast Pitch & Accelerator

The Fast Pitch is a rigorous program, modeled after “shark tank.”

In the program, nonprofits participate in an extensive curriculum leading up to preparation of a Business Plan and a Fast Pitch Competition for funding. Participants are guided through our accelerator program learning relevant business skills as well as the importance of telling your story as a non profit. In recent years we have awarded $120,000 in unrestricted cash prizes to local non profits.


Business Advisory Services

Some nonprofits feel they need targeted assistance in one or two areas of operation.  SVP Tampa Bay offers a variety of business skills to nonprofits so that they can increase the capacity of their organization and grow to the next level. We have developed a team of Subject Matter Experts using the business skills of their partners, affiliations with the University of Tampa and the University of South Florida, and recognized community leaders to provide the curriculums and educational resources to our community.

·  Leadership Development ·  Funding Strategies · Social Enterprise 101 ·  Service Expansion ·  Communications and Marketing ·Social Media ·  Donor Development ·  Human Resources ·  Finance/Accounting ·  Technology ·  Board Development ·  Metrics ·  Partnerships/Alliances · Legal · Fundraising · Strategy Development

Capacity Building Institute of Tampa Bay

The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and SVP Tampa Bay are ready and willing to work together to develop strong non profits, strong leaders, and key business skills. Together, we see the value in a strong partnership and are both dedicated to developing and sustaining the non profit community of Tampa Bay.

To achieve this work, we have formed theCapacity Building Institute, in which the CFTB will refer high impact non profits to SVP, who will then work with organizations to define their organizational needs while outlining a course of action.

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Non Profit partnerships

Our Partners continue to have high level advisory relationship with certain nonprofits after their formal SVP work is completed.

Partners will often become mentors, board members, and long standing supporters of organizations we partner with.


I won the 100 Women Who Give pitch contest. Three charities are chosen and then they have five minutes to pitch their idea. We won! Your pitch contest helped me so much about what works and what doesn’t.
— Maureen Mcdole Keep St. Pete Lit