About Us

The INS Group is a seasoned consulting firm that helps nonprofits, government agencies, and faith-based institutions create innovative solutions to build their capacity, sustain programs and services, and plan for the future.

Since 1999, we have worked with more than 150 agencies and organizations nationwide to provide high-quality consulting, strategy, and training services. Our diverse team has decades of experience in fields including grant writing, marketing, organizational development, public-private partnerships, intergovernmental management, and research.

Our Group

Ruth Peebles, MPA

President & Founder

Lauren Godwin

Administrative Manager

Linsey Mills

Chief Financial Officer

Carol Neal Rossi

Senior Consultant

Staci Rucker

Grant Writer and Researcher

Michelle Serrano-Mills

Business Consultant

Joanne Scharer

Grant Writer

Lauren Stephenson

Writer & Editor

Gail Zoppo

Media Relations Consultant

Our Clients

Ruth Peebles is a passionate child advocate and empathizes with the professionals in our organization in a manner that creates respect and fosters cooperation. She is a tireless worker, understands that nonprofit organizations have limited resources, and often fills in shortfalls with her own effort.

Joseph Burmester

Executive Director, Loaves and Fishes Ministries, Inc.

Contact us today to learn how The INS Group’s collaborative, outcomes-focused approach can serve your organization’s needs–and exceed your expectations.


P.O. Box 20575
Raleigh, NC 27603
919-266-3072 (office)