It’s the season to be thankful.  At Impact 100, we thank our members over 500 women strong – who make a “stop-and-wait,” generous contribution to our region through Impact 100.  Many of our members also contribute their time and talents serving on committees, but we have always stood firm that you can choose YOUR involvement. To those volunteers who keep this grant-making network well-oiled operationally, thank you for making Impact 100 an amazing organization of passionate, hard-working, FUN women!

This past year, we have logged a collective 5,800 volunteer hours!  That number is a priceless value to our all-volunteer-run team.  That’s right: our board of directors are volunteers and our process is run by…..each of you!  Thank you!

We also thank the nonprofits who work every day to provide services and hope to our neighbors. Our grant cycle for 2020 has already started, commencing with a partnership with GrantsPlus on writing a compelling Impact 100 application.  Applicant Workshops continue this month.   Check out impact100.org/events.

What nonprofits do you know that might be interested in applying to Impact 100?  Please share the Impact 100 grant opportunity!

When I think of GRATITUDE, I cannot help think of our generous sponsors, too, who ensure 100% of your contribution goes to the grants!  While our volunteer efforts are priceless, these gifts come with a price for the real, hard costs of our work: audit, website, mail, etc. and are leveraged at 15:1.  $1,000 in sponsorship equals $15,000 in grants to the community: an impressive return!

Are you connected to a corporation or frequent a business that might be able to help with Impact 100 operational costs?  

We are actively recruiting new members for 2020 to grow community support through transformational grants. We have 380 women who have already committed to join Impact 100 in 2020 as half or full members! Thank you for leading the way!  

What women in your life might be inspired and compelled to be a part of our Impact 100 family?

Let’s sit down and have a conversation – simply reply to president@impact100.org to schedule a time!  We know 1:1 conversations are most impactful to answer questions and create a welcoming environment to our women’s collective giving network.  We also have a few remaining events this year.  With your help, we can reach our goal of five grants by 2021 — our 20th year anniversary.

Can you please share your enthusiasm for Impact 100 with your family, friends and colleagues?

Our Giving Tuesday signature event December 3rd at Life Learning Center in Northern Kentucky is an excellent opportunity to introduce other women to Impact 100 and be part of a national movement to celebrate and encourage giving.  
We hope that if you are considering membership – you will join us for this event.  If you are already a member, please come to hear about the IMPACT you have already made.  AND bring a friend who is a prospective member. Your passion is contagious!
Peace & good this Thanksgiving Season!
See you at Giving Tuesday,
Clare Zlatic Blankemeyer
President | On Behalf of Impact 100  Board of Directors