The Region's Premier Conference on
Nonprofit Enterprise & Social Innovation: 
NESI 2.0

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INIE's 2nd annual Nonprofit Enterprise & Social Innovation Summit (NESI 2.0) will bring social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders together to share ideas and strategies for advancing social innovation through entrepreneurship. This premier event will feature inspirational speakers and workshops, as well as interactive sessions. Registration is $125 for the general public, $100 for INIE members and $45 for students. Tickets include a full day of programming and meals, as well as a Summit swag bag and t-shirt.  


Thursday, March 30, 2017
From 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM


Element3 Church
1184 E Capital Circle NE
Tallahassee 32301
United States


Alexa Cardone

(850) 201-9766 


Summit Agenda

7:30-8:30 AM: Registration & Breakfast 

8:30-8:45 AM: Welcome Remarks

8:45-9:45 AM: Opening Keynote Address: Austin Buchan

9:45-10:00 AM: Break 

              10:00-11:00 AM: Workshop Session 1               
Track 1: Identifying Your Nonprofit's Unrealized Assets
Track 2: Legal, Tax & Other Implications
Track 3: Finding Your Inner Entrepreneur

11:00-11:15 AM: Break

                   11:15 AM-12:15 PM: Workshop Session 2               
Track 1: Getting Your Board on Board
Track 2: Social Franchising 
Track 3: Social Entrepreneurship Models that Work

12:15-1:30 PM: Lunch & Afternoon Keynote Address

1:30-1:45 PM: Break

                  1:45-3:15 PM: Workshop Session 3               
Track 1: Measuring Your Impact: The Magic of What, Who, How & Why Not
Tracks 2 & 3: Funding Your Vision

3:15-3:30 PM: Break

3:30-4:30 PM: Facilitated Conversation with Dr. Susan Fiorito

4:30-5:00 PM: Closing Remarks & Next Steps

5:00-6:00 PM: Networking Reception & Book Signing

Please note that the above agenda may be subject to change.

Track 1: Getting Started: Nonprofit Enterprise 101 
Track 2: Next Steps: Maximizing Your Nonprofit Enterprise 
Track 3: For-Profit Social Entrepreneurship


Keynote Speaker: Austin Buchan

CEO, College Forward

As CEO, Austin Buchan collaborates with the nation’s leaders on groundbreaking designs for postsecondary equity, shapes the strategic vision of College Forward, and motivates his team to solve very big problems. Austin joined College Forward in April 2010 as a College Persistence Program Manager. He was quickly recruited to the organization’s Strategic Initiatives Team, then moved into the Chief of Staff role, and in 2015 was promoted to Executive Director. In 2017, Austin was named the organization's CEO. Prior to College Forward, Austin was the Program Manager and Community Organizer for the 
Solentiname Solidarity Alliance, a non-profit organization in rural Nicaragua where he developed and implemented a college preparation and persistence program. He has also managed national political campaigns in Boston, MA and Boulder, CO. 
Austin joined College Forward in 2010, where he developed and managed program services for first-generation college students, including launching an on-campus peer mentor program. Between 2011 and 2013, Austin served as Director of Strategic Growth. Under his management, the strategic growth team developed a custom-built student information system, revamped College Forward’s business model, and formalized strategic partnerships with high schools, colleges, and other community-based organizations. Austin is excited to explore strategies with other social entrepreneurs to create lasting change for our nation’s first-generation college students. 
Before joining College Forward, Austin directed a non-profit in rural Nicaragua focused on breaking generational poverty through the power of a college degree. Prior to his work in higher education, Austin managed strategic initiatives for a political consulting firm based in Boston, MA.