Take your nonprofit organization to the next level! INIE offers a variety of training opportunities and workshops that can boost productivity, engage staff and benefit your organization as it moves towards the future.  

INIE Programs and Events

The 2019 Calendar of Programs and Events will be released on December 1, 2018.  You will be able to register for all activities and programs in advance.  You can anticipate over 35 education programs, 24 wellness programs, 15 boot camps, 6 Tech Tuesdays, 2 executive-level retreats and 1 AMAZING "Sector Forward Summit" for the nonprofits!  Be among the first to register on December 1st. 

INIE Accelerate!

Accelerate! is a 10-class series designed to support nonprofit administrators and board members interested in implementing or growing an earned income stream within their organization. The series will take place over 9 weeks, and each class will last approximately 3 hours. In between classes, participants will complete assignments designed to advance their enterprise, and will also have the opportunity to engage one-on-one with course instructors/mentors. Participating organizations are encouraged to bring two attendees, and the course is limited to 10 organizations in total (max 20 people). The registration fee for organizations with be $100. 

Estimated Start Date: August, 2018 

Earned Media Workshop: “How to Get Your Stuff in the Democrat

INIE is proud to bring “How to Get Your Stuff in the Democrat,” led by Randi Atwood – Platform Editor for the Tallahassee Democrat – to the nonprofit community! Known for its dedicated support of local nonprofit organizations, the Democrat is an accessible resource that all organizations should utilize. Share your story in new ways, and learn how to effectively submit content for publication in Tallahassee’s most well-read media outlet.  

Executive Director Bootcamp

Nonprofit management can be daunting, but you don’t have to go it alone! Join INIE for a 1-day Executive Director Bootcamp with facilitator Kelly Otte, the Executive Director of the PACE Center for Girls/Leon. She will discuss some of the hidden pitfalls of nonprofit management as well as provide you with new insight, knowledge, and tools to help you succeed as an Executive Director.  

Discuss the hidden pitfalls of nonprofit management and explore nonprofit expert insight, knowledge and helpful tools that you can implement within your organization.

Ensure both your and your nonprofit’s success!

The cost to attend is $99 for INIE Members and $179 for non-members.

Grants Bootcamp 

This comprehensive, hands-on bootcamp goes beyond the standard grant writing class. The program is tailored for anyone looking to learn the in's-and-out's of grant writingand how to effectively attract funding for your organizationThe subject matter of this two-day program will focus on grants-related terminology, how to conduct funding searches, writing successful proposals, grant compliance, and more.  

Nonprofit 101 Bootcamp

Running a nonprofit is hard work. It requires specific skills and expertise to make the organization successful. INIE is here to help you tackle that challenge. Welcome to Nonprofit 101: INIE’s 1-day bootcamp designed specifically for those wanting a focused overview of nonprofit operations. Topics include: Formation and Compliance, Accounting and Budgeting, Communications, Fundraising, Board Relations, and Strategic Planning.  

Start Date: August 24, 2018 

Nonprofit After Dark

This free, after-hours networking event presents a great opportunity to connect with others from across the social sector and to upgrade your professional and personal networks. Registration is open to all nonprofit staff, board members, donors, volunteers, and supporters. Just bring your business cards and a genuine desire to connect! 

Sector Forward Summit 

INIE’s annual conference has a new name: the Sector Forward Summit! This premier 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. The event will feature inspirational speakers and workshops, as well as interactive sessions. Click here to learn more and access a full event schedule: http://www.theinstitutefornonprofits.org/sector-forward-summit  

3 Sector Connector 

INIE’s 3 Sector Connector is an exclusive program that connects nonprofits with distinguished leaders in the community. This series, held on a pop-up basis and facilitated by the Honorable Marjorie Turnbull, will bring together preeminent Executive Directors, CEOs, and Board Chairs with high-level community leaders from the business, government and education sectors for a robust discussion about the future of the Big Bend region.  

Dates: To be announced! 

Tech Table Tuesday 

Due to rapid advances in the technology sector, the tech options available to nonprofits can feel like a moving target. How to decide which platforms and products are most appropriate for your agency? Struggle no longer by attending INIE’s Tech Table Tuesdays, where presenters will break down tech questions and help organizations integrate new systems into their day-to-day operations via an accessible, user-friendly focus. 


INIE Community Initiatives 

Board Recruitment Mixer 

Interested in joining a board, but don't know where to start? Held on an annual basis, INIE’s Board Recruitment Mixer brings together – in a beautiful, relaxed atmosphere – individuals looking for board service opportunities and agencies looking for board members. This free, fun-filled evening of nonprofit networking aims to connect qualified, diverse prospective board members with nonprofits looking for help.  

Date: May 22, 2018 

FSU Certified Public Manager Program 

The Certified Public Manager® program is a nationally-recognized program for training and developing public managers and supervisors. It is currently offered in 38 states and by the federal government. The primary goals of the program are to professionalize public management and improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Florida's CPM Program is administered by the Florida Center for Public Management, which is part of the Askew School of Public Administration at Florida State University.  

Through a relationship with the Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence, FSU is looking to pilot a custom CPM program adapted specifically for nonprofit managers. Click here for more information or to join our waiting list: http://www.theinstitutefornonprofits.org/cpm-waiting-list- 

Nonprofit Brand-a-thon 

American Advertising Federation of Tallahassee (AAFT)’s Nonprofit Brand-a-thon is a one-day event, which matches three local nonprofits in need of a marketing makeover with talented designers, developers and PR professionals. The creative teams — assembled from different local agencies as well as freelancers — work together in a pro bono capacity to develop new digital and print materials for the participating nonprofits, equipping them with the marketing tools they need to attract greater community awareness and support for their cause.  

Applications for both nonprofits and creative volunteers are now closed, but will reopen in spring of 2018. Please direct any questions to INIE at [email protected], or click here for more information