The Tampa Connection recognizes that the nonprofit sector is key to building a strong community with a great quality of life. In order for this to happen, the community needs committed and engaged leaders to serve on the boards of our community’s many nonprofits. Nonprofit organizations rely on the leadership, commitment, and expertise of their board members to drive initiatives, raise sponsorships, engage volunteers, and serve as the face of the organization. The Tampa Connection provides it’s members the opportunity to experience what it is like to work with a nonprofit board or committee through the nonprofit projects worked on by the class each year. The projects provide an opportunity for class members to work together to achieve a common goal with their respective teams.

Engaged citizens have a better understanding of how many different organizations work in unison to shape the community culture and development. The Tampa Connection program exposes members to a variety of sectors that impact the local community including nonprofits, public safety, education, government, business, sports, military and the arts.  The Tampa Connection provides its members the opportunity to interact with leaders in each of these areas to gain a better understanding of how they play a role within our community. Our members have opportunities to interact with the leaders of these organizations and become informed and engaged citizens.

Additionally, Tampa Connection graduates have the opportunity to further their leadership development by joining The Tampa Connection Board of Directors and The Tampa Connection Alumni Committee.