Date of Award

Spring 2020

Thesis Type

Open Access

Degree Name

Honors Bachelor of Arts


Computer Science


Dr. Daniel Myers

Committee Member

Dr. Valerie Summet

Committee Member

Dr. Jay Yellen


The Victory Cup Initiative (VCI) is a pitch competition and accelerator for nonprofits in Central Florida. This work investigates the experiences of organizations that have participated in the program as well as the overall impact of VCI on the nonprofit ecosystem in the Orlando area. Our study is based on Ripple Effect Mapping (REM), a community-based participatory methodology that captures both the direct impacts and the broader "ripples" of a program over both short and long-term scales. Our results show that nonprofit participants benefitted from growing their storytelling skills, networking within the community, and advancing personally.

Rights Holder

Muniba Khan