February, 2017
President's Message
Donna Broderick
"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 

FOUR $101,000 Grants to be Awarded in 2017!
Your generosity and kindness continues to inspire and amaze 
the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Nonprofit Community.
On January 19th, we held our annual Membership Announcement Event, at The Backstage Event Center, and announced that for 2017, we will be able to grant  $404,000 , to support FOUR  local nonprofits with  $101,000  each !! What a great year it's going to be! 

2017 New Member Welcome & Culinary Event
Please join us for a spectacular evening of cooking, sampling and socializing on February 23rd!!   This event is designed for all members and to especially welcome our newest members to Impact 100 while visiting with current friends.  We will watch Chef Neace of the Summit Restaurant prepare amazing culinary delights in his professional kitchen at Cincinnati State College.  
Enjoy a glass of wine while watching the demonstration...and then have a chance to sample Chef's treats in the Summit Bar upstairs while you get to know the newest members of Impact 100.  
Cost to attend is $35/members and guests. We are pleased to offer a promotional rate to our new members - you should have received a promo code in a prior email.

The event promises to fill up quickly so be sure to register today...you don't want to miss out on this evening of creative cooking with one of the best chefs in Cincinnati! 

For more information and to register, click HERE.

Get Involved with Impact 100 for 2017!
We'd love to have you join a committee or volunteer- - - if you'd like to! 
We have both standing (year-round) and seasonal committees - so join us and choose one that best meets your schedule and matches your interests. We have a variety of committees to choose from including Marketing, Membership & Recruiting, Event Planning, Focus Area Committees (FAC), and CIRC (Financial Review). We also need volunteers for 'one and done' tasks and help at events. 

Our 2017 work has just begun:  Letters of Intent (LOI) have been submitted by our local Nonprofits, and the Membership & Recruiting Committee is hard at work finalizing our 2017 Membership dollars.  

If you are interested in joining a committee or volunteering - we'd love to have you!   You are welcome to sign up for any or all committees, help with a "One and Done" or volunteer in a specific area of expertise. The Impact 100 website is ready to record your preference for committee or volunteer participation  HERE.

Do you have any questions about Impact 100?  
Contact membership@impact100.org,  your Liaison, anyone on the Board, or our office info@impact100.org and we'll get you the answer! 
THANK YOU for helping us transform lives! 

Did You Know?
Membership Installments payments are an option!  Monthly installments are a great way to budget and manage cash flow throughout the year, and we encourage you to start your 2018 membership now with installments of just $100/mth.  Click  HERE  for more details and to get that setup this month. 

Members are our best recruiters!  YOU  are the best referral source for new members.  Almost all of our 100 new members for 2017 are a result of your efforts to bring in colleagues, family, friends, neighbors, etc.  So, please keep introducing Impact 100 to everyone you know and be sure to invite your friends to our upcoming events. 

Wondering how can you help award more grants by recruiting & retaining members? Join us for our first Membership & Recruiting meeting on 2/25, 9-10 am at Magnified Giving, Evendale.  Please let   membership@impact100.org  know you are coming so we can add you to our mailing list for meeting details.  Thank you!

Impact in Action!
2016 Grant Recipient Greater Cincinnati Construction Foundation's  Impact 100 project team meets regularly at Woodward Career Technical HS. Their next meeting is on  Thursday, February 9th  beginning at  11:15 am.  Would you like to attend?  They have extended the warm welcome to any Impact 100 volunteer that wished to attend and or participate.   Email Anthony  to let him know you'll be joining! 

Interested in some of their construction education curriculum?  Check it out here!  There are 10 different documents to look at.

Member Spotlight!
Shannon Yung  

Who am I?
My name is Shannon Yung and I am a second year member of Impact 100's Young Philanthropist Program. I am passionate about issues involving social justice, racial reconciliation, poverty and childhood hunger. I have found outlets for these interests in a variety of nonprofits and volunteer roles over the past several years including CityLink Center, St Vincent de Paul, ProKids, Crossroads and the United Way to name a few. Our region has so much potential and I look forward to being a part of that progress any way that I can.

What got you involved in Impact 100?
A friend invited to me a Spread the Word event at her home in 2015. The speaker was from the Washing Well project of Community Matters, a 2014 grant recipient. The idea that they had was so out of the box and so obvious at the same time. I was immediately intrigued by an organization that allows for creative ideas to fix everyday problems for our neighbors. The Young Philanthropist Program made the idea of joining Impact 100 a no brainer because of the ease in which I have been able to continually increase my giving, rather than come out of the gate with a large contribution.

What keeps you a member?
Two things: 
1) It has been incredibly easy to get involved with committees of Impact 100 and really feel like a part of the organization. This makes it worth my time and resources.
2) It is really rewarding to be part of an organization that is able to give so significantly to nonprofits that it literally changes the scope of what they are able to accomplish

Impact in Action: Get Involved!
Dear Impact 100,

We at Women's Crisis Center were so humbled and honored to have been selected as one  of the 2016 Impact 100 recipients. As a way of extending our gratitude, we want to offer our Green Dot bystander trainings specifically for the Impact 100 members. Please join us for one of the two trainings offered to gain an inside look at the Green Dot violence prevention strategy, the program we implement in high schools, and learn some of the tenets and philosophies that make Green Dot successful. Please visit 
greendotgcky.org/impact100  to register.  Spaces are limited, so act fast!

Feb 8th, 2017   4:00pm - 8:00pm
March 11th, 2017   9:00am - 1:00pm
Women's Crisis Center
3580 Hargrave Dr.
Hebron, KY 41048

A meal will be provided at each training, as well as tee shirts and prizes for all attendees.

Your partners at Women's Crisis Center

A green dot is a small choice to use your words, actions, or behaviors to
stop violence from happening.

What's your green dot?

Nonprofit Juggling - Securing the Future
Nonprofits Have a Lot of Balls to Juggle
  • Running effective programming
  • Ensuring board members are engaged
  • Finding "freebies"
  • Even meeting payroll each month
Meanwhile, priorities have changed. What balls do we still need to juggle? What are the new juggling skills we need to have in order to be successful?
Vu Le, author behind nonprofitwithballs.com and grizzled executive director of Seattle-based organization, Ranier Valley Corps, will lead an entertaining discussion covering today's new perspective and how we can end the "Nonprofit Hunger Games."
Learn more and register  HERE.

WCGN National Leadership Conference
Women-Powered Philanthropy

As a member of Impact100 Cincinnati, you are part of a strong and growing Women's Collective Giving Network (WCGN), a consortium of women's giving organizations around the country representing 13,000 women who are members of over 48 collective giving organizations who awarded approximately $90 million in grants this year. Our own Jenny Berg is on the board of directors as the WCGN Vice Chair.

WCGN is a virtual network offering regular educational webinars monthly from September through May. WCGN also understands that women hunger to meet, work, talk, and network with other like-minded women in person. With that in mind, every 18 months WCGN convenes an exciting educational conference and celebration of women's collective giving grantmaking hosted by a member organization in its own hometown. Beyond providing plenty of opportunities for face-to-face networking, our Collective Giving Leadership Forums feature inspirational speakers in the field of philanthropy, educational workshops, and panel discussions covering front-and-center issues in collective giving. Speakers include outside experts and our own members.

The next conference is this March 12-14, 2017 hosted by the Women's Giving Alliance of Jacksonville, Florida at One Ocean Resort in Atlantic Beach, FL. More info and registration can be found HERE.

Kroger Rewards   Help Fund Our Young Philanthropist Program
Want an easy way to help Impact 100? Sign up with Kroger Community Rewards® today!  Simply register your Kroger rewards Card online at  www.kroger.com/communityrewards , se arc h for number 87767 or Impact 100 and enroll... then, all you ha ve to do is shop at Kroger, swipe your Plus Card and  Impact 100 Cincinnati  will automatically start earning a rebate. It is that easy!

This does NOT affect your gas points in anyway. 
Calendar of Events - Save These Dates!
Mark Your Calendars for the Following Upcoming Events:

Jan. 29 - Feb. 17
Focus Area Committees review LOI's
February 23, 2017
New Member Welcome & Member Culinary Event
February 25, 2017

Membership & Recruiting Meeting @ Magnified Giving, Evendale
March 21, 2017
Educational Event, more info coming soon!
June 27, 2017
Finalist Announcement
Sept. 12, 2017

Annual Awards Celebration
October 24, 2017

Volunteer Appreciation Event
Nov. 28, 2017

Giving Tuesday

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