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.

The 4th Annual Sector Forward Conference is the 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.  The event will feature an outstanding lineup of inspirational speakers, as well as thought-provoking workshops and interactive sessions. In addition, the conference offers opportunities to collaborate and engage with leaders from across all sectors, including social entrepreneurs of all levels.  You will leave the conference invigorated, energized, empowered and equipped to save the world.  Don't delay! Register today.

Thursday, September 5 

Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence, TCC Center for Innovation, 300 W. Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL  32301

1 pm - 3 pm Registration Opens

3 pm - 5 pm  Collab Labs:  Education, Children & Families and Public Health Issues

5 pm - 6:30 pm  President's Welcome Reception with President Jim Murdaugh, Tallahassee Community College Music provided by 4th String 

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm  IMPACT+ Philanthro-Pitch Presentations and Awards sponsored by Knight Foundation


Friday, September 6

Challenger Learning Center, 200 S. Duval Street, Tallahassee, FL  32301

7:30 am - 8 am  Morning Meditation

7:45 am - 8:45 am Super Breakfast with Justin Harlow, Founder and CEO of Lateral Labs* sponsored by First Commerce Credit Union

8 am - 9 am Power Breakfast Networking presented by Emergent Design and Development

9 am - 10 am Keynote Speaker: Justin Harlow, Founder and CEO of Lateral Labs

10 am - 12 pm Community HACKATHON 
facilitated by Lateral Labs


12 pm - 1 pm Lunch and Learn:  Hurricane Michael Resiliency Research Unveil with Dr. David Berlan, Askew School of Public Administration and Policy sponsored by City of Tallahassee - Office of Resiliency and provided by VALE Foods

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Workshops-Round I 
sponsored by Comcast, Regions Bank and Sachs Media Group


12 Noon - 4 pm  Exhibit Hall Open

 2:15 pm Power Break sponsored by Aging With Dignity

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Workshops-Round II 
sponsored by Comcast, Regions Bank and Sachs Media Group

 3:30 pm Power Break sponsored by Aging With Dignity

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Workshops-Round III 
sponsored by Comcast, Regions Bank and Sachs Media Group

 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm After Party sponsored by FBMC and hosted by FLC Sitting Hall 

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