Ensure the sustainability of your nonprofit through education, collaboration and advocacy.

INIE offers a variety of classes, boot camps, workshops and networking events that can boost productivity, engage staff and benefit your organization as it moves towards the future.  Click through the above digital catalog for a complete listing and description of our 2019 programs and events. 
Inside you will find:  
Participation in our educational classes will help you and your organization not only succeed, but THRIVE.  There are four education tracks (Marketing, Fund Development, Volunteer Leadership and Team Development) that were created based on research and survey results from those leaders in the nonprofit sector.  Classes are tailored to your role in the organization; Staff [S], Executive Director/CEO [ED] or Board of Directors [B].  We also include classes that would appeal to Start-up Nonprofits [SN], Entrepreneurs [E] and all sectors [A]:  Nonprofit, Business, Government and Education.  Select the track that reflects your role or enroll in classes from every track for a complete perspective of operating a thriving nonprofit or social enterprise. 
Creating a Marketing and Communications Plan
Instructor:  TBA
Dates:  June 11, November 12
Time:  9 am - 11 am
INIE Member:  $39
Non-Member:  $89
The Publicity Primer: Essential Elements to Successfully Promote your Cause
Instructor:  Erica Thaler, Communications and Marketing Manager, COCA
Dates:  February 12, July 9 
Time:  9 am – 11 am
INIE Member:  $39
Non-Member:  $89
Creating and Building Your Brand
Instructor:  Brian Wyatt, Jr, President and CEO, BEZ Graphix
Date:  March 12
Time:  9 am - 11 am 
INIE Member:  $39
Non-Member:  $89
Digital Marketing Basics
Instructor:  Carrine Anaeto, Membership and Marketing Coordinator, INIE
Dates:  April 9, September 10
Time:  9 am - 11 am
INIE Member:  $39
Non-Member:  $89

Digital Marketing Intermediate
Instructor:  Ryan Cohan, Executive Vice President, Sachs Media Group
Dates:  May 14 and October 8
Time:  9 am - 11 am
INIE Member:  $39
Non-Member:  $89
Less donors, MORE money
Instructor:  Alyce Lee Stansbury, CFRE, Stansbury Consulting
Dates:  February 4, June 3
Time:  9 am – 11 am
INIE Member:  $39
Non-Member:  $89
Sponsorship Basics presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Big Bend Chapter
Date:  March 4
Time:  9 am – 11 am
INIE Member:  $39
Non-Member:  $89
Sponsorship Intermediate presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Big Bend Chapter
Date:  November 4
Time: 9 am – 11 am
INIE Member:  $39
Non-Member:  $89
Show me the Money!  Expand your Fundraising through Grants and Endowments
Dates:  April 8, September 9
Instructor:  Laura Harwin, Director of Nonprofit Relations, Community Foundation of North Florida
Time:  12:30 – 2 pm
INIE Member:  $39
Non-Member:  $89
Event It and Make Money presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Big Bend Chapter
Dates:  May 6, October 7
Time:  9 am – 11 am
INIE Member:  $39
Non-Member:  $89
It’s about the Pitch!  Creating a Home Run Promotional Pitch presented by TCC Spark
Instructor:  Richard Paul, Program Coordinator, TCC Spark
Dates:  February 6 | 9 am – 11 am, June 5 |  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
INIE Members:  $10
Non-Members:  $10
Best Habits of High Performing Boards
Audience:  Executive Director, Board
Join Kelly Otte, MPA and Alyce Lee Stansbury, CFRE, co-authors of ‘Notes on Nonprofits’, for a fast-paced, candid discussion of best practices for high performing boards. They will bring their combined 50+ years of experience working for, with and on nonprofit boards to help your board better understand its role, function effectively, and achieve its goals. This session will provide practical, real-world strategies to create and nurture a culture of success within the board.  All board members welcome. Executive Directors, Board Chairs and Chair-Elect strongly encouraged to attend together.
Instructors:  Alyce Lee Stansbury, CFRE, Stansbury Consulting and Kelly Otte, Pace Center for Girls
Dates:  March 20, July 24
Time:  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Networking 5 pm – 5:30 pm)
INIE Member:  $59
Non-Member:  $129
Time Management presented by CareerSource Capital Region
Staying Focused and Engaged: Tips on Time Management Discover the range of skills, tools and techniques used to manage time when accomplishing specific tasks, projects and goals, as well as, how to deal with the “Thief of Time,” procrastination.
Date:  January 24
Time:  9 am - 11 am  
INIE Member:  $39
Non-Member:  $89
Effectively Communicating in the Workplace presented by CareerSource Capital Region
Effectively Communicating in the Workplace:  Communication is vital to business success. Learn different communication methods, barriers to communication, effectively communicating across generations, gender and with diverse work groups, and becoming a better communicator.
Date:  July 16
Time:   9 am - 11 am
INIE Member:  $39
Non-Member:  $89
Slow to Hire, Quick to Fire presented by CareerSource Capital Region and SHRM
Date:  April 18, October 16
Time:  9 am - 11 am 
INIE Member:  $39
Non-Member:  $89
Recruiting and Managing Interns
Instructor:  Dr.Sam Staley, Director, DeVoe L. Moore Center
Date:  May 22, October 23
Time:  9 am - 11 am
INIE Member:  $39
Non-Member:  $89
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.  Our 7-hour boot camps are designed to offer an expansive overview of the key components to nonprofit operations. 
>Nonprofit 101 Boot Camp
Audience: Startup Nonprofit
Welcome to Nonprofit 101: INIE’s 1-day boot camp designed specifically for those wanting a focused overview of nonprofit operations.  Whether you are considering the idea of starting a nonprofit or recently launched a nonprofit, this boot camp will equip you with the necessary information and resources to kick-start your new adventure.  Topics include: Formation and Compliance, Accounting and Budgeting, Communications, Fundraising, Board Relations, and Strategic Planning. 
Dates:  March 29, June 28, September 27
Time:   8:30 am – 4 pm
INIE Members:  $99
Non-Members:  $199
>Executive Director Boot Camp:  Basic Training 
Audience:  Executive Director
Being an Executive Director (ED) is rewarding but it’s a big complicated job. EDs are required to have expertise in multiple areas and the learning curve can be steep. Spend some time with other EDs and your facilitator, Kelly Otte, to learn tips on how to be a high performing ED in a high performing organization. Kelly has a background in nonprofit management including 24 years as an ED in Tallahassee and 5 years teaching nonprofit management at Florida State University.  Her teaching style includes using humor and examples of when she’s got it “really wrong” and how to make it right.  Kelly will explore board governance, leadership and management, financial management, community relations/advocacy and self-care.  Although all EDs are welcome, this course will primarily benefit EDs in their first 3 years of being in their position. This is a two-day course with a life-long impact. Seating is limited.
Instructor:  Kelly Otte, Executive Director, Pace Center for Girls
Dates:  January 14 and 15
Time:  8:30 am – 12 noon
INIE Member: $99
Non-Member:  $199

>Executive Director Boot Camp:  Skills Training 
Audience:  Executive Director
Nonprofit management can be daunting, but you don’t have to go it alone! Join INIE for a 1-day Executive Director Boot Camp with a variety of content experts to teach an overview of board governance, leadership and management, financial management, and community relations/advocacy.  The facilitator, along with other experts, will discuss some of the hidden pitfalls of nonprofit management as well as provide new insight, knowledge, and tools to help Executive Directors and Presidents/CEOs succeed.   The Skills Training Boot Camps will be offered according to organization budget ($0-$200K and $200K+).  
Program Facilitator:  Mary Bedford, President, Emergent Design and Development 
Executive Director Boot Camp ($0 - $200)
Dates:  July 18
Executive Director Boot Camp ($200k +)
Date:  April 17, October 17
INIE Member: $99
Non-Member:  $199
Social Entrepreneurship Workshop
Audience:  Social Entrepreneurs, Executive Directors
Graduate and undergraduate students from Florida State University’s Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative will be hosting an interactive workshop tailored to social entrepreneurs in the start-up phase, local to Tallahassee. Workshop participants will enjoy an engaging morning collaborating and sharing with other social innovators and dynamic presenters that bring immersive experience in all aspects of social innovation and entrepreneurship; from managing Domi Station’s Start Up Grind, to creating their own successful social enterprises and studying in diverse social innovation programs in Bali, Indonesia.
The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with “next-steps” in developing their models and launching their impact! Throughout the workshop attendees will be immersed in market research, identifying their uniqueness, and learning more about those they serve. In addition, attendees will explore their personal character as social innovators, who are empowered to make significant changes in society.  Lunch will be provided.
Date:  February 23, October 26
Time:  8:30 am - 12:30 pm
INIE Member:  $49
Non-Member:  $99
Tech Tuesday Sessions
Audience:  Staff
Held every other month, these technology-driven classes will equip nonprofits with the latest information on being an innovative and efficient organization.  Sessions will take place weekly during the month to ensure a complete understanding of the lesson and skill. Session topics include Collecting and Using Data to Make Better Decisions, Cybersecurity:  Protecting Your Organization Information and Those You Serve and Cost-saving Tips on Technology.
Session 1 – January 8, 15, 22, 29 | Cybersecurity presented by ISACA
Session 2 – March 5, 12, 19, 26
Session 3 – May 7, 14, 21, 28
Session 4 – July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Session 5 – September 3, 10, 17, 24
Session 6 – November 5, 12, 19
Time:  11:30 am – 12:30 pm
INIE Members:  FREE
Non-Member:  $50 per Tech Tuesday Monthly Session
Audience:  Executive Director and Board Chair
Con•flux  /’kän, fləks/ is a one-day retreat to build camaraderie, teamwork and skills between the Nonprofit Executive Director and their Board of Directors Chair (or Board-Elect).  The event will kick-off with a team building challenge and reception the evening prior to the one-day retreat. In one-day the goal is to build a bond between both leaders to ensure effective communication, efficiency in operations and a unified vision for moving the organization forward.  
Program Facilitator:  Mickey Moore, Principal & Consultant, Moore Business Strategies
Date/Time:  May 30th  | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Reception) and May 31st – 8:30 am – 4 pm (Retreat)
INIE Member:  $199 (Executive Director and Board Chair/Chair-Elect)
Non-Member:  $499 (Executive Director and Board Chair/Chair-Elect)
Audience:  All Sectors (Nonprofit, Business, Education and Political)
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!  All events take place from 5:30 pm – 7 pm.  The event is FREE and open to the community.
 January 17  | Island Wing Company, 1370 Market St, Tallahassee, FL 32312
April 18  | Ology Brewing Company, 118 E 6th Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32303
July 18  | Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grill,  301 S Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL 32301
October 17  | Blue Tavern, 1206 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Audience:  Executive Directors, Board Members and General Public
The mixer serves as “speed dating” for those who are interested in serving on the board of a nonprofit organization.  Both existing and rising leaders in the community will have the opportunity to mix, mingle and “court” participating nonprofits for the mutual opportunity to serve.  This event is offered exclusively to INIE Members-organizations who are seeking board members.  The event will take place from 5:30 pm – 7 pm.
Dates:  March 28, September 26
Location:  TBA
INIE Member:  FREE
Non-Member:  $20

IMPACT+ 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 is $100.  The nonprofit that wins the "Philanthro-Pitch" will receive $5,000 in seed capital to support the launch or expansion of their organization's earned income enterprise.  A second place award of $3,000 and third place award of $2,000 will also be provided.  Winners will be announced at the INIE Sector Forward Conference on August 9th.  This opportunity is reserved for INIE members.  

Estimated Start Date: June 2019


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  

Date: September 5-6, 2019



INIE Community Initiatives 

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-