August, 2017
President's Message
"There are those whose lives affect all others around them. Quietly touching one heart, who in turn, touches another. Reaching out to ends further than they would ever know."
William Bradfield
Donna Broderick

We thank those members who have volunteered their time for Impact 100 this past year. Whether you served on a CIRC, event planning, Focus Area, membership, marketing, or recruiting committee you have affected more than you realize and Impact 100 truly values your efforts! You demonstrate The Power of Women IMPACTing our Community.

We applaud the achievements of our most recent grant recipients as we prepare to award grants to FOUR new recipients. Last year's grant recipients - Greater Cincinnati Construction Foundation, Women's Crisis Center, St. Francis Seraph & Center for Respite Care, and Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship - have all begun to put their grant money into action, and are already making an IMPACT in the community.

We also commend the seven wonderful Finalists who have also achieved success because of their passion to reach out and changes lives. I encourage you to learn more about the Finalists and the transformational programs/projects they are proposing. The Executive Summaries of the seven Finalists are posted in the 'Members Only' section of our website. If you do not recall the password to access this confidential information you can contact our office at administration@impact100.org.

We are all excited for the 16 th Annual Awards Celebration (AAC) on September 12 th at the Phoenix. Always the highlight of the Impact 100 year, you can listen to the Finalists as they speak about the transformation they dream of bringing to reality with the award of a grant. In addition, we encourage you to cast your vote, meet other Impact 100 members, thank our generous sponsors, enjoy a delicious meal, and then see which organizations are awarded our 2017 Grant Awards.  You won't want to miss this Awards Celebration - we will award FOUR grants of $101,000 each!! 

We hope you are enjoying your Impact 100 experience, and that you choose to continue to make a difference in the community through your membership.  Please take a moment and renew your membership in the very near future.  We'd love to count on you for next year.

You can also help us by sharing your passion about the work Impact 100 does with others. Through your help we can reach our goal of awarding more grants in 2018 and continue to Create and IMPACT in our Community Together. We thank you for your assistance!

Invitations have already been sent. Please remember to register for our 16 th Annual Awards Celebration and invite your friends today!!!  

All the best,
Donna Neyer Broderick
President, Impact 100

Annual Awards Celebration! 
You're Invited to Impact 100's Annual Awards Ceremony!
Please join us Tuesday, September 12th as we award
Four - $101,000 grants!!!

The night we've all been waiting for is just around the corner! Our 5 Focus Area
Committees, Financial Review Committee and the Board of Directors have spent the last 7 months selecting the VERY best grant recipient finalists Greater, Northern Kentucky and Eastern Indiana have to offer! Now, it's finally time to award our four $101,000 grants to 4 deserving nonprofits! It is sure to be an exciting and uplifting evening. We hope you can join us!

The Annual Awards Celebration is a wonderful opportunity to invite your friends and
colleagues who may be interested in learning more about Impact 100 and potentially
becoming new members. This event is absolutely the best opportunity to see Impact 100 in  action.

Our 2016 Grant Recipients!

Members, please read the Executive Summaries of our 7 finalists found in the Members Only section of our website!
Impact 100 Design Challenge
Do you have design skills to share with Impact 100?

We are seeking designs for  practical greeting cards  showcasing  the Impact 100 sentiment that can be  mailed  for various occasions  to  women in our community!

Consider:  designs that are about togetherness, empowerment, community,  women, and better together.  Quotes or art welcome.

Three to five designs will be chosen for print.  Designer name, website, and credentials will be printed on the back  with a message - appropriat e statement about Impact 100.  For example, the back of this example visual  might include  the Impact 100 logo with:  "Impact 100 is a women's philanthropic organization of women like you who want to see a better and brighter future for our region. Check us out at www.impact100.org"

Design specs are below and finished files should be sent to  events@impact100.org  by August 25:
  • Size: 4 x 6 folded (8x6 flat; A-6) OR 4.25 x 5.5 (A-2)
  • Print Stock: 12 Pt C1S (glossy on front, uncoated on inside to write easier)
  • Bindery: Score and fold
  • Prepress: PDF Proof
  • Submission Type: Final PDF with 1/8" bleed. Fi chosen, original file may be requested.
  • Themes: together, community, women, empowerment, better together.
  • Deadline for submission: August 25th

Your M embership in Action! 
"Meet the Recipients" Event on Thursday, August 24th at 5:30pm.
Please join us for a Hard Hat Tour of the new St. Anthony Center, a product of one of our 2016 grant recipient s, set to open in mid-October.  Come to see your dollars at work - and meet the St. Francis Seraph Ministries staff as they have volunteered to be our tour guides.
Afterward they are treating us to wine and cheese in the Friar's Courtyard (or in the dining room if the weather doesn't cooperate!).  
Secure parking is available in the St. Francis Seraph School parking lot which is at the corner of Liberty and Vine.  The staff has encouraged carpooling if you are able.
The event is free, and open to 20 members.  Please contact Kim Carroll at  kimkcarroll@juno.com if you are interested. 

Your M embership in Action! 
Ladies, Can you believe it?!  Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati, 2014 Grant Recipient, has submitted their final report to Impact 100.   

LNGC is a fantastic example of our how our infusion of collectively pooled funds can meaningfully expand nonprofit programs that already exist (a common misconception is that we only fund new "things").

As relates to their initial goals, some notes:
  • The purpose of the $109,000 grant in 2014 from Impact 100 Greater Cincinnati to Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati was to reach new under-served audiences of children and adults with literacy programs via the opening of new hubs in Avondale and Price Hill.
  • LNGC completed marketing campaigns, offered child care as a resource to adult students, and offered 5 sessions of adult and children literacy programming over a two-year period (which is an additional class than the 4 classes initially proposed to Impact 100.)
  • At the end of the Impact 100 Adult Programming 2 classes of 12 students averaged a 1.5 grade level increase in work-attack skills!  
  • All three Impact 100 funded children's program classes engaged 18 students.  Students who were in the class for two years averaged a 2.4 grade level increase in word attack skills! This exceeds the goal of 2-grade levels over two years. These are FANTASTIC gains for students struggling with reading. The classes helped many of these students catch up to grade level reading.
This is an amazingly deep program.  Congratulations LNGC on this work!

If you are interested in reading the entire report, it can be found HERE.

Membership & Recruiting 
Make your plans to bring friends to the September 12  Annual Awards Celebration. This is a great opportunity to introduce your friends to the concept of collective giving and transformational impact through the work of Impact 100.

Introducing the Impact 100 Referral Program!

Our members are the best source of new members so we want to thank you! The member with the highest number of referrals who become members by 8/31/17 will receive a FREE ticket (member or guest) to the AAC! So be sure to tell your friends who join to list you as the referring member.  You will be notified on September 1 if you are the winner.  
How much in 2018?

Upcoming information sessions include:

Loveland area- 8/29 Register Here.
Membership in Action Hard Hat tour, Thursday August 24th
Downtown area- October TBD

There's still time to begin an installment payment plan to join for 2018- just $200/month August-December. Find out more HERE.

Contact  recruiting@impact100.org  for more information.

Nonprofit Workshops - Save the Dates! 
IMPACT 100 invites our nonprofit community to the 2018 Letter of Intent Training Workshops and Nonprofit Panel!  

Impact 100 is a collective giving organization that invests grants  of $100,000 plus  in our community each year. The Letter of Intent (LOI) Application workshop is  an  opportunity for Greater Cincinnati,  Northern Kentucky and Eastern Indiana nonprofits to be introduced to  Impact 1 00, our board and our application process. You will learn about the requirements for  application, what we do and do not fund, and explain the timeline. Additionally, nonprofits will  have the opportunity to ask questions to Impact 100 board members, as we ll as previous grant  recipients and finalists.

Contact  Sarah Buckley at  outreach@impact100.org  with questions!

Interact for Health
3805 Edwards Road, Suite 500
Cincinn ati, OH 45209
Choice Care Room

Applicant Workshop #1
Monday October 2, 2017 9 AM  11:30 AM

Applicant Workshop #2
Wednesday October 4, 2017 9 AM  11:30 AM

L etter of Intent LIVE on Impact 100 website
Sunday October 8, 2017

Applicant Workshop # 3
Monday November 6, 2017 3:30  5 PM

Impact 100 Nonprofit Panel
Wednesday November 1, 2017 9:00  11:30 AM

Member Spotlight
Angie Otis
Angie Otis

Who am I?
Hmm, interesting question. Often I would answer in a way that associates with something external or a role I have played in life. Who am I? I am a child of God. I attempt to love everyday and when I fail I will ask for forgiveness and try again. Authenticity is important to me.

What made me want to join Impact 100?
A couple of friends introduced me to Impact 100 and invited me to a couple of their events. It was the Annual Awards Celebration in 2012 that made it clear to me of Impact 100's mission. It clicked! What a brilliant idea! I could see the impact that Impact 100 was having and how it was making a difference in the community, changing many lives for the better. It was true, one could do more collectively than individually. From then on, it was very easy to be passionate about Impact 100's mission.

What keeps me a member of Impact?
It is the only organization that I am aware of that 100% of one's donation goes toward funding grant's awarded to other, well vetted, local non profits. I can be involved as much as I want or I can just write a check and vote every September! It's that simple.  
I have witnessed Impact 100 as transformational, authentic and I am drawn to the mission.

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Calendar of Events - Save These Dates!
Mark Your Calendars for the Following Upcoming Events:

Ongoing Spread the Word Events, contact recruiting@impact100.org
August 29th
September 12th Annual Awards Celebration - The Phoenix
October 2nd
Nonprofit Applicant Workshop #1
October 4th Nonprofit Applicant Workshop #2
October 24th Volunteer Appreciation Event
November 1st Nonprofit Panel Discussion
November 6th
November 28th Giving Tuesday

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