First and foremost, we are sending warmest wishes that you and yours are faring well in this challenging, ever-changing time. Like so many of the nonprofits we serve, our plans at Impact, too, have changed, and we want to keep you updated on how our collective is responding to this moment.
- Respecting calls for social distancing. We have suspended all in-person events planned for the near term, including our Membership Reception on April 2, 2020. We will continue to use video conferencing for upcoming committee meetings, and grantee check-ins. And we look forward to sharing news about our final 2020 membership count in the days ahead via public channels.
- Remembering our mission to support nonprofits working on behalf of vulnerable local communities. We have assembled some preliminary resources on our website and will continue to keep the space updated with new information as it becomes available. We would also encourage you to visit our list of current and past grantees on our website HERE. These organizations need your help more than ever.
- Charting the way forward in this unprecedented moment. We are coordinating with other Impact groups, nonprofits, and other local grant-makers to ensure our grant process remains nimble and responsive in the face of this unanticipated crisis. We are committed to maximizing the impact of our shared dollars.
We are tremendously grateful to both our new and returning members for your 2020 membership! The strength in our collective (both in our combined dollars and talents) is needed now more than ever in our community.
Each day brings new challenges, and forces us to adjust o
r expectations. But we are poised to meet this moment with resourcefulness and a renewed sense of purpose.
We look forward to keeping you updated in the weeks ahead and wish you and you
families all the best.
Deirdre Spiropoulos and Heather Burke,
Co-founders, Impact 100 Jersey Coast