Enjoy some food and drink at Vino Beano together with us!  Thanks to the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship for sponsoring this event!
This event is free to INIE members!

  INIE is happy to announce the hiring of Jaylen Darling as its new Revenue Research Center Coordinator! 

Jaylen is a nonprofit consultant and public policy analyst. He holds a strong passion for helping individuals and organizations reach their potential and maximize their impact. Working with INIE as the Revenue Research Center Coordinator, Jaylen hopes to help members think strategically and sustainably about their funding sources while helping them achieve their desired outcomes and surpass their goals.  

Also a freelancer and independent contractor, he has worked with over a dozen nonprofit organizations–big and small–in various capacities. He recently completed a development internship with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, supporting the fundraising initiatives of their 43-member state-based policy and advocacy think tank network.  

No matter how far along a nonprofit is in their funding journey, Jaylen is excited to provide them with the support needed to make a difference in and beyond the Tallahassee community.  

For grant research assistance please contact [email protected] or call (850) 201-9766. 


Announcing INIE's New Executive Director -- Kim Grippa


Kim Grippa is an attorney, business strategist, administrator, educator, and nonprofit founder.  She understands the challenges faced by nonprofits on the road to success.  Serving as Executive Director at INIE allows her to support and advocate for the countless unsung heroes who work tirelessly at nonprofits every day to make their community a better place for all.  

 A passion for teaching and helping others succeed has guided Kim throughout her career.  She has served as a faculty member at the FSU College of Law and Department Chair and Senior Professor at Daytona State College’s School of Business Administration. Watching students cross the finish line at graduation have been some of her most rewarding moments career-wise.  She is an avid volunteer and pro bono legal advocate.  She started a nonprofit,  Shine NOW, in 2020 with a mission to identify and address barriers to the success of women in the workplace through education, empowerment, and advocacy.

 Kim has extensive experience in the public sector as well.  She served as Cabinet Aide to a former Florida Secretary of State where she advised on matters coming before the Governor and Cabinet for decision. 

 Kim Grippa graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  She is also a 1997 graduate, with honors, of the Florida State University College of Law.  Kim was an associate attorney at Hopping, Green, Sams & Smith and the founder of her own solo practice law firm. She is also a certified circuit court mediator.  

Contact Info:

Kim Grippa
Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence
a: 300 West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 p: (850) 201-9766
w:  MyINIE.org   e: [email protected]




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 education, collaboration and advocacy.

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.