The Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence (INIE) is a management support organization founded in 2014 to strengthen the capacity and impact of the nonprofit sector through advocacy, education and collaboration.

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.

 Welcome Ms. Felina Martin -  INIE's Next Executive Director!

 Dear INIE supporters & nonprofit leaders,

 The Board of Directors is happy to announce Felina Martin as the new Executive Director of INIE. She will begin her new position on Monday, August 20th. 

For the past six years, Felina has served as the Director of Healthy Living Innovations:  Healthy Aging for the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast in Jacksonville, overseeing a $2.5 million budget in membership revenues. Most recently, she also served as Executive Director of the Flagler Center YMCA.

Taking the helm at INIE will be a homecoming for Felina who previously served as Division Director for the March of Dimes in Tallahassee, Corporate Outreach Manager with the Florida Chamber of Commerce, and Member Relations Director with the University Center Club. Felina also founded and served as President of Eventions, an event planning and promotions company, which helped produce fundraising and community awareness events for a variety of local nonprofits, corporations, and government entities.

“Felina brings a unique combination of entrepreneurialism and innovative spark that is well-suited for INIE’s next stage of growth,” said Janeia Ingram, incoming Board Chair. “This is an exciting time for INIE and the nonprofit community as a whole.”

The Board, in partnership with the Executive Director and staff, look forward to providing services and support to you, our members, as we continue our mission to strengthen the capacity and impact of the nonprofit sector through advocacy, education and collaboration.

Please plan to join us for a welcome reception for Felina in conjunction with INIE’s Nonprofit After Dark on Tuesday, September 25th from 5:30 pm - 7 pm at the Juicy Blue Tapas Bar & Bistro (316 West Tennessee Street).



2017 Economic Impact 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.

Click here to read INIE's latest report!