Impact 100 Newsletter

May, 2018

President's Message: A Grant Review Update
May is a busy month for Impact 100: we are moving one step closer to identifying the 2018 Grant Recipient Finalists! The member-led Focus Area Committees have reviewed all grant applications submitted and several nonprofits will be selected for a site visit to be completed this month.  Each Focus Area Committee will recommend one or two finalists, which will be reviewed by the Finalist Selection Committee in efforts to put forth 6-7 total Grant Finalists to the Impact 100 membership for potential funding.
Please join us on  June 26th for our  Meet the Finalists event at Carnegie Hall at Newport, where we will announce our finalists and have an opportunity to meet them.  Look for the registration information in this newsletter.
Coming soon, you will receive an invitation to participate in an online voting pilot for the Annual Awards Celebration and membership meeting on September 13th at Music Hall.  We will be using this tool to digitally force-rank the grant finalists at this year's event. Stay tuned!
Your Impact 100 Board of Directors remains committed to building organizational infrastructure and investing as many grants as we can in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Eastern Indiana nonprofits.  Please help us share the Impact 100 story with future members, supporters, and sponsors!  Meet the Finalists (June 26th) and the Annual Awards Celebration (September 13th) are two phenomenal opportunities to help showcase to guests and friends how our organization is better together.
Have a wonderful May and enjoy spring!

Peace & Good,
Clare Zlatic Blankemeyer
Impact 100 President

Creating an IMPACT in our Community Together
Please join the Impact Board of Directors
as we announce our

Tuesday, June 26th,  6:00pm - 8:30pm

Carnegie Hall at Newport
401 Monmouth Street
Newport, KY 41071

The Impact 100 process is thorough; the results are worthy!   

It's finally time to meet our 2018 Nonprofit Grant Finalists! Please join us for what is sure to  be an exciting and uplifting evening as we learn about some of the incredible and  inspiring programs and projects our nonprofit community is planning for our Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky/Eastern Indiana region. 

Cost is $15 and includes two drink tickets and hors d'oeuvres.

Invite a friend and celebrate our 2018 Finalists!!!

Membership Installments payments are an option!
Monthly installments are a great way to budget for your Impact 100 dues. We encourage anyone interested in this option to start your 2019 membership now! 
Making installments of $128.75 per month starting in May  will make you a full member by year end (the membership deadline).
More details can be found  HERE  and also by emailing  governance@impact100.org

FREE Guest Ticket to the Annual Awards Celebration!
We hope that you are having a wonderful Impact 100 experience, and hope that you want to renew your membership for 2019 - and we have a GREAT DEAL for you!
Renew and  pay in full for your 2019 Membership by June 30th* - and you'll receive a FREE  Guest ticket to the Annual Awards Celebration.  You can use the ticket to invite a friend to the event - and she can experience firsthand what Impact 100 is all about. You can pay online  HERE or by mail (Impact 100, 4010 Executive Park Drive, Suite 100, Cincinnati, OH 45241).

In order to make your Membership Renewal  REALLY EASY, you can bring your check or credit card to the "Meet the Finalists" Event on June 26th.  We'll process your membership, and you won't have to think about it again.

No e-mail reminders
No snail mail invoices
No trying to remember if you sent in your check 
No phone call reminders
. . . And a FREE GUEST Ticket to the Annual Awards Celebration for a friend.

If you can't make it to the event, you can also renew via our  website or mail in your membership check. (*Payment must be made by 11:59 PM EST June 30th)

We're looking forward to seeing you at the Meet the Finalists Event on June 26th . . .   and hope to see you at the Membership Renewal Table.
The Impact 100 Membership & Recruiting Team
Need more information, email the Membership Chair at  membership@impact100.org  TODAY!

Interested in getting to know other members of Impact 100?
Join the Membership Committee! We meet quarterly and have a lot of fun! The goal is to make sure our members are engaged at the level they are interested in. Whether that is attending events, getting to know other members or simply writing a check for our transformational grants, we couldn't do this work without our members!
If interested email the Membership Chair at  membership@impact100.org  TODAY!

Impact 100 Digital Voting Orientation
Impact 100 will be conducting a digital voting orientation to  help introduce our members to the new  voting system which will be used to determine grant recipients at the Annual Awards Celebration. This system will be also be used for absentee voting for those unable to attend.  We encourage you to vote in this orientation to confirm your understanding of the process.

The orientation will extend from May 4 through mid-July.  All   2018  members are encouraged to vote in this  o ri enta tion to confirm that they can correctly submit a ballot.  (Please note only 2018 members are eligible to vote this year.)  Please vote  on your phone or  an other device you might have at the celebration.  The extended time period allows ample time to receive assistance should questions arise. The ballot will be identical in structure to that of the grant finalist ballot but you will be asked to rank 7 items upon which the Impact 100 board desires input from its members. Please look for an email on May 4 inviting you to vote. The subject of the email will be:  Impact 100 - Digital Voting Orientation  and it will be sent by: Impact 100 (invitations@app.electionbuddy.com).

If you  are a 2018 member and  do not receive the email on May 4 please check your spam folder.  For  questions or comments  contact Donna Broderick at  governance@impact100.org .

Thank you for helping us utilize new technology!

(Please note; There will be paper ballots available at the  Annual Awards Celebration  for those who are unable to vote online.)

Membership in Action!
Lincoln Scholar House - Interim Report

Impact 100 funds will support purchasing and maintaining computer equipment, IT support, better internet access, and child learning resources and provide wireless access points in each apartment along with post-secondary educational tech support services/resources.
  • Added access to points to all common areas, which include, Family Services offices, Fitness Center, Tech Lab, Children's Library and Conference rooms. Additionally, IT department established a process for adding wireless access points to all 45 apartment units.
  • Purchased three Smart TV's for the Children's Library, Conference room and Fitness Center, including mounting brackets, cables and instillation.
  • Purchased two desktop computers that are stationed in the children's Library and Career Resource Center
  • Contracted with ChildPlus Software to capture and track student and child data.
Grant Project Goals (compared to goals outlined in grant agreement) accomplished to date:
  • Purchased and installed the necessary supplies for continued LGSH success.
    Technology-Wireless contract completed for wireless access to all units.
    Pending instillation in the upcoming week.
    Upgraded all internet access in Technology/study lab.  Pending estimate for Sound Panels.
  • Obtained assistance and guidance from the national Family Scholar House Program, through mentoring, case management training, curricula and program materials.
  • Measured and reported programs success by tracking residents who complete their degree, attain employment, and find stable housing through the ChildPlus software.
  • Developed ongoing assessment and evaluation through LGSH Advisory Committee, annual needs assessment and client satisfaction. 

Membership in Action - Volunteer Opportunity!
2016 Grant Recipient
St. Francis Seraph Ministries

... "Do you like to give back by Volunteering in the community? St. Francis Seraph Ministries' "Soup Kitchen" in OTR and Cooking for the Family Program can use some help. The Dining Room serves Breakfast 7-9am and Dinner 4-6pm, 5 days a week. A Volunteer full calendar can be found  HERE  and can filtered by month and Program. Thank you!"  

Membership in Action! 
2015 Grant Recipient:
May We Help's "Rise to the Shop"
May 12th 7:00 - 10:00pm
7501 Wooster Pike
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227

Rise to the Shop with May We Help is just around the corner and they want us to be there!

This year they are inviting all of their clients, friends and supporters to celebrate behind the scenes in their newly-renovated workshop. You'll get to experience where they design and build custom creations up close while enjoying an excellent night with your friends supporting a great cause! You will also see the equipment purchased with the grant from Impact 100. They will have food trucks, beer tastings, and more fun and excitement you won't want to miss.

The price of the event is $45 dollars and includes two drink tickets and heavy appetizers. Click on the image for more info and to purchase tickets.

Would you like to have $100 donated to your favorite charity?
NEW!  Would you like to have $100 donated to your favorite charity?  Easy!  This prize will be awarded to the member who refers the most NEW members to Impact 100 for 2019!  Start recruiting today, so that YOU can be our Recruiter who gives back! 

2018 Calendar of Events - Save These Dates!
Mark Your Calendars for the Following Upcoming Events:

March 26 - May 11
Focus Area Committee review Common Grants & Site Visits
June 26
Meet the Finalists - Carnegie Hall at Newport 6pm - 8:30pm
September 13
Annual Awards Celebration - Music Hall 5:30pm - 9:00pm
October 25
Volunteer Appreciation
November 27
Giving Tuesday - Performance Lexus RiverCenter 6pm - 8:30pm

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