President’s Message – February 2017

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”  – Helen Keller

This statement truly embodies the concept of Impact 100. On January 19th, at a sold out Membership Announcement Event, we announced the news that by pooling our membership dollars together we are able to award  $404,000 to our community this year – 4 grants of $101,000 each!  This September, after our Annual Awards Celebration, Impact 100 will have awarded over $4 Million since our first grant was awarded in 2002!

The organization has over 460 members this year – with over 100 new members joining us for the first time.  Our loyal renewing members bring over 2,000 years of Impact 100 experience to the organization.  Combining this amazing foundation with an awesome group of new members with fresh ideas and wonderful energy promises to bring about great results in 2017!

There were 116 Letters of Intent (LOI) submitted in December – a 50% increase from last year and the diversity, strength, creativity and proposed IMPACT of these programs/projects are remarkable! The Focus Area Committees (FAC) have begun working together around town to evaluate the LOIs submitted by nonprofit organizations seeking to be awarded one of our FOUR $101,000 grants.

After careful consideration each FAC will select the most promising projects and the sponsoring organizations will be invited to submit a full Grant Application.  These Grant Applications are due in late March – and FACs will review and consider them between April and mid-June.  All members are welcome to join the FAC for the grant review – you need not have participated in the LOI review to join for the Grant Application Review. CIRC (our financial review committee) will also be active during this time ensuring the viability of the organizations and their projects.

Sign up NOW to volunteer with Impact 100! In addition to our FACs we have a number of standing committees that our members may be interested in joining:

  • Event Planning
  • Marketing
  • Membership & Recruiting

We also welcome help in various areas of experience such as:

  • Data Analytics
  • Excel Database Management
  • Finance
  • Grant Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Information Technology
  • Legal
  • Sponsorship & Sponsor Outreach
  • Web Development

You can sign up on the website by clicking HERE.

Thank you for joining us in transforming our community! I look forward to seeing you at upcoming Impact 100 events in 2017!


All the best,

Donna Neyer Broderick
Impact 100 President

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