"Accelerating Social Impact Through Innovation"

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The Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence is proud to release the brand new name of our third-annual conference: Sector Forward. This premier regional conference on nonprofit enterprise and social innovation will bring social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders together to share ideas and strategies for advancing social innovation through entrepreneurship. Located for the first time in INIE's own facilities inside the TCC Center for Innovation, the summit's program will feature inspirational speakers and workshops, as well as interactive sessions. 

Summit Date: February 20, 2018

Location: 300 W. Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301


  • Member Early-Bird: $149 (Regular $169)
  • Non-Member Early Bird: $179 (Regular $199)

**Early-Bird Pricing ends on December 31st!!!

Keynote speaker: Greg Vestri, Co-Founder Vestment Global Services & CEO Verdant Consulting Ethiopia


Monday, February 19

5:30-7:00 PM: Pre-Summit VIP Reception at DOMI Station 

Tuesday, February 20

8:30-9:30 AM: Registration & Breakfast

9:30-9:45 AM: Welcome Remarks

9:45-10:45 AM: Morning Keynote Address: Greg Vestri, Vestment Global Solutions

10:45-11:00 AM: Break

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Workshop Session 1
  • Earned Income Masterclass Part I – Gary Zander, Vestment Global Solutions
  • Advanced Social Media Strategies Part I – Josh Hirsch, Nonprofits First
  • Recognizing Unrealized Assets – Sarah Wilson, Thatcher Mathias
  • Utilizing Apps for Social Change – TJ Hunter, App Innovators
  • Design Thinking – Ken Baldauf, Florida State University
12:15-1:30 PM: Networking Lunch

1:30-2:45 PM: Workshop Session 2
  • Earned Income Masterclass Part II – Greg Vestri, Vestment Global Solutions
  • Advanced Social Media Strategies Part II – Josh Hirsch, Nonprofits First
  • Yes, You Can Do It in TLH: Successful Case Studies – Panel Discussion
  • Commercializing Curriculum – Jay Foster, Canopy Software, Inc.
  • Cultivating Creativity in the Nonprofit Sector – Vincent Hunt, Creators Camp
2:45-3:00 PM: Break

3:00-3:30 PM: Closing Remarks & Next Steps

3:30 PM: Adjourn, Open Networking

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**Student scholarships are now available! Please email Alexa Cardone at inieoffice@gmail.com to apply. Spots are limited.