The Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence (INIE) is a management support organization founded in 2014 to enhance the capacity and leadership of the nonprofit industry through advocacy, education and engagement.

Through a focus on capacity-building, collaboration and creativity, INIE works to enhance the nonprofit sector and ensure that it continues to serve as a driving force for this region’s economy and quality of life. In addition to offering trainings and workshops for nonprofit leaders on topics such as fundraising, finance, communications, strategic planning and more, INIE works strategically to leverage resources on nonprofits’ behalf.

Nonprofit 101 Bootcamp

Join us on Saturday, August 5, 2017 for an all day nonprofit bootcamp discussing finances, board building, 501(c)3 forms, strategic planning, nonprofit best practices and more! Running a nonprofit can be an uphill battle. Specific communication skills, accounting experience, fundraising techniques and donor engagement strategies are only a few of the proficiencies required to make a nonprofit successful. Even normal operations can present social impact organizations with big challenges, if they are not effectively organized. Starting a nonprofit from scratch can seem like an impossible recipe for those that are otherwise passionate about the work. 

With help from presenting sponsor, Prime Meridian Bank, INIE will be hosting its first ever Nonprofit 101 Bootcamp on Saturday, August 5. This one-day, exclusive event is designed with two audiences in mind. The first audience encapsulates those focused specifically on learning about the mechanics of starting and running a nonprofit organization.

Price is $149 for members and $179 for non -members.

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Intern Recruitment Guide

This guide contains the detailed procedures by which you can connect your organization with interns in the local Tallahassee area. Also within are names and contact information for the career center liaisons at Florida State University, Florida A&M University, and Tallahassee Community College.

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Developing High Performance Boards

Is your nonprofit board looking to go to the next level? Join us on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 7:30-9:00 AM for a high-impact board training session with business performance consultant Hardy Smith.

Registration is $60/person and includes coffee and a light breakfast. All attendees will receive a free e-copy of the speaker's upcoming new book, Stopping Frustration with Nonprofit Boards.

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 Sector Forward Report

To better understand the current condition and impact of the nonprofit sector in our local community, INIE commissioned a multi-part study on nonprofit organizations in Leon County and the Big Bend region. Using analyses of economic data and tax filings of Leon County nonprofits, as well as a representative survey of Big Bend area nonprofits conducted by INIE in 2015, this report examines the state of the sector, detailing the economic value and social contribution of its members.

P.S. The Florida Nonprofit Alliance just released a wonderful report detailing the economic impact of nonprofits across the state of Florida. Check out that report (and its accompanying data dashboard tool) online here.

Click here to read INIE's latest report!