March, 2016
President's Message

Donna Broderick
When March comes around I am excited to watch daffodils begin to push their leaves through the earth with a hint of color. Although the weather can't seem to make up its mind whether to cover these new buds with snow once again or continue on its path to spring, our Focus Area Committees have been busy deciding which of the enthusiastic nonprofit agency partners should receive Grant Application invitations as the review of 75 Letters of Intent has been completed. 

We thank all the hardworking nonprofit agencies that submitted Letters of Intent seeking transformational ways to tackle a broad range of needs in our community.  The strength and creativity of the proposals made narrowing the field very challenging yet 24 agencies have been invited to submit a full Grant Application. The Committees are now in recess while the invited agencies work hard to prepare their Grant Applications. This is the first year our agencies will be submitting their grant applications online and we hope this will streamline the application process. 

The committees will resume work in April to review the Grant Applications. This next step provides all Impact 100 members with another excellent opportunity to join a
Focus Area Committee. The committees will begin with training and welcome new members as well as those who have already served on the Committees.  Check out the section below for more information on this program or go to:   Join A Committee and fill out the form to let us know which committee you would like to join.  

This year, each Focus Area will select up to two grant proposals to present to the Board.  A Board review committee will select 6-7 Finalists from these proposals. The Finalists will present their proposals at the Annual Awards Celebration in September, vying to be one of our 4 grant recipients. 

We were pleased to meet many of our 111 new Impact 100 members at our New Member Welcome on February 9 th. Their enthusiasm along with that of our loyal renewing members are sure to make the Impact 100 organization larger and stronger than ever!  

Impact 100 is excited to accept applications from March 1 - March 31, 2016 for our Young Philanthropist Scholarship Program for the class of 2017. Check out the section below for more information on this program or go to: Young Philanthropist Scholarship Program

The Membership Committee has created a range of activities that should appeal to the interests of all our members. Check out our home page www.impact100.org for the upcoming events. 

We look forward to hearing from you and to seeing you soon.
All the best,
Donna Broderick
President, Impact 100

Impact EDU: A Snapshot of the TriState
Tuesday, March 15th
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Twin Lakes North Campus Clubhouse in Montgomery

Please join us for our second annual membership educational event to explore the regional issues and opportunities for our five  Focus  Areas.  Local experts will give round-table presentations in the areas of Culture, Education, Environment, Family, and Health & Wellness followed by an informal question and answer period.

When you register on Eventbrite, you will be able to indicate 3 choices for the focus areas where you are most interested.  We will do our best to place you at the round table(s) of your top picks.

Light refreshments will be served.

Twin Lakes North Campus Clubhouse in Montgomery
10 Brookstone Court, Cincinnati, OH 45242 
Parking is free

Thanks to a generous grant, this event is offered free of charge to our members and their guests

RSVP by March 11th

Young Philanthropists Program
Impact 100 is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the class of 2017 for our Young Philanthropist Scholarship Program. This program, made available through the generosity of donors, is a means for encouraging younger members of our community to experience women's collective giving.  It specifically targets those individuals with an interest in philanthropy that would initially struggle to fund a new membership on their own but feel capable of doing so in 4 years.

Impact 100 will be accepting applications for a class of 4 individuals for 2017 membership through March 31, 2016. The online application can be found at:  http://www.impact100.org/young-philanthropist/

Candidates must meet the following criteria:
  1. Candidates cannot be current or former members of Impact 100.
  2. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and under 40 years of age on December 31, 2016.
  3. Candidates should express an interest in philanthropy.
  4. Candidates must be willing to contribute monies toward their Half Membership. The contribution by each member should be a minimum of: Year 1: $125, Year 2: $250, Year 3: $375, Year 4: $500.
  5. Candidates should be willing to participate in a standing committee (i.e. Recruiting, Membership, Communications, Marketing) and are encouraged to join a Focus Area Committee and attend the award dinner on September 13th if possible.
You can help:

1. Do you know of a co-worker, relative or neighbor who would make a great candidate? Please pass this along and encourage them to apply or give us their info and we will contact them.

2. All monies generated from AmazonSmile and Kroger affinity programs are used to help fund the scholarships. Please continue to support these programs at no cost to you.

3. We welcome donations to the scholarship fund. To contribute please go to:

More details can be found online at:  http://www.impact100.org/young-philanthropist/ or contact us at  youngphilanthropist@impact100.org.

Calling all 15 Year Members!
In celebration of our 15th year of Grant Giving...we'd love to recognize our 15 year members. If you joined Impact 100 during our inaugural year contributing to the grant awarded to McMicken Dental Center in 2002, please let us know so that we can celebrate your participation at the Annual Awards Celebration on September 13th.

In the know on Salesforce? 
Impact 100 would like to better utilize our membership and nonprofit data and is planning to use Salesforce as a tool . We are seeking assistance in setting up the framework for our data. Do you have experience with Salesforce or have a referral? Please contact us at administration@impact100.org or 513 554-3065.

Sign Up Today: Focus Area Committees
        ....Reconvene in April to Review Grants!
Our Focus Area Committees (FAC's) have been busy reviewing requests for funding ("Letters of Intent") from our nonprofit partners. That work was completed in late January/early February. Nonprofits who submitted LOI's received formal communication on 2/19 regarding their eligibility to move forward in our grant review process. They were also invited to attend a training session specific for them on our new online process and to submit a Common Grant Application.
This means there is a second chance to get involved with grant review, if you wish!   Our five Focus Area Committees will begin meeting the first week of April as outlined below to review applications, go on nonprofit site visits, and ultimately, put forth 1-2 finalists who will request funding from Impact 100 membership at the Annual Awards Celebration. Meeting locations and committee chairs facilitating are the same as for LOI reviews and are posted on the website.
  • Culture: April 5th (Tuesdays, evening)
  • Education: April 6th (Wednesdays, evening)
  • Environment, Preservation & Recreation: April 4th (Mondays, evening)
  • Family: April 7th (Thursdays, evening)
  • Health & Wellness: April 5th  (Tuesdays, daytime/morning)  
Impact 100's Community Investment Review Committee will begin meeting shortly thereafter on Tuesday evenings, beginning  April 19th .
Your voice is important!  Sign up for a focus area committee, or another standing committee of your choice, at the Impact 100 website here: http://impact100.org/join-us/join-a-committee/

A BIG THANK YOU to all our  Impact 100 Members who sprung into action and were able to attend the Membership/Recruiting Committee Meeting on February 20th!    We enjoyed the opportunity to have everyone meet each other,  discuss our 2016 goals, and  share the results of the Member Survey, and most of all - to hear our member's ideas for Membership and Recruiting initiatives. The ideas introduced by committee members were great!
We appreciate our Committee Members signing up to help with a range of activities and events, and we look forward to hearing more of your ideas.  If interested in getting involved:  Email  membership@impact100.org   or  recruiting@impact100.org

SPRING into action, bring a friend to an event and it's never to early to sign up for your 2017 membership! (Spring HERE! At $100/month for Mar-Dec. gets you to full membership! A friend can join NOW, enjoy member events and get involved on a standing committee. (Voting privilege is for 2017.)

JOIN us for 2017!
Many thanks to our 2016 Members for helping us transform lives in our community by giving out four grants this year!

Are you ready to renew or begin your Impact 100 Membership for 2017? Consider an INSTALLMENT plan!
Why I set up a payment plan for Impact 100 several years ago-
  • Practically painless payments.....
  • Stretching your payments makes budgeting easy....
  • Sustaining membership* stops clutter-in you inbox, mailbox-no need for pleas
  • Sustaining membership helps Impact focus on what's most important...transformation of NP agencies in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Area - -that's why I set up a payment plan for Impact 100!
Susan D. Cranley
Impact 100 Board Member and Impact 100 member since 2010 
Paying by installment is easy to set up and ensures that your membership payment is completed before year end. No need for reminders or invoices. Click here  for more details. With ten months left in the year, that's only $100 per month (or $50 for half members)!
*Sustaining  members  make an ongoing commitment to Impact 100 and are automatically recommitted each year - which means less mail, and uninterrupted status as an Impact 100 Member. This may be changed any time by notifying Impact 100 at 513.554.3065 or administration@impact100.org

Calling all Sponsors! 
Calling All Impact 100 Company Owners!

Are you interested in receiving exposure for your company at an upcoming Impact 100 event? We now have sponsorship packages designed exclusively for company owners who are Impact 100 members. Contact Kelly Mahan at kellymahan23@gmail.com for information.  

2015 Impact 100 Recipient Hughes High School!
There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Hughes Center athletic facility (renovated from the Krueck Pool) at 2pm on May 20th. This is one of Impact 100's 2015 grant recipients. More information to follow.

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

March 15
May 12
May 20
June 28
September 13
November 29

     Spread the Word Events
     Educational Event
     Garnish Cooking Event
     Hughes High School Athletic Center Ribbon Cutting
     Meet the Finalists
     Annual Awards Celebration
     Giving Tuesday

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