November, 2017
President's Message
Donna Broderick

"When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude." G.K. Chesterton
As we approach this season of giving thanks, at Impact 100 we have many things for which we are most grateful.
We are grateful for our members, over 450 women, who live out their commitment to improving and transforming our Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky/Eastern Indiana community as demonstrated by their generous financial donation. Many of our members also contribute their time and talents serving on committees such as Focus Area, Marketing, CIRC, Communications, Membership, and Recruiting and on the Board. We thank you for making Impact 100 an amazing organization of passionate, hard-working, FUN women!!
We also thank the many nonprofit agencies which serve our community. They work every day to provide services and hope to people in our region, and strive to do even more.  We are fortunate to have these agencies as our Impact 100 partners - bringing programs and projects to our members that inspire us and are strong candidates for funding. 
As we wrap up the 2018 Membership cycle we are working with our four 2017 grant recipients to formulate their grant agreements. The agreements capture the goals proposed by the agency and set dates for reports and the release of our funding. As this 2017 grant cycle is ending we have already begun the 2018 grant cycle with our first nonprofit information sessions. We had the opportunity to meet with many nonprofit agency leaders and learn about the exciting and innovative proposals they are preparing for next year's requests.  There is no doubt that we will have great Finalists for our 2018 Grants!
We are actively recruiting new members for 2018 in order to continue providing support and hope in our community through transformational grants. We have over 300 women who have already committed to join Impact 100 for 2018! THANK YOU FOR YOUR MEMBERSHIP! This group of current members and many new members are leading the way as we strive to raise even more grant funding to award in 2018. In fact, we currently have 2018 membership commitments amounting to $265,000. With your help we can reach our goal!
Please share your passion and enthusiasm for Impact 100 with your family, friends and colleagues. Our Giving Tuesday event on November 28 at the Graydon Offices in the Scripps Center is an excellent opportunity to introduce other women to Impact 100. At this event, which is part of a national movement to celebrate and encourage giving, we will have an opportunity to hear from several Impact 100 Grant Recipients who will provide an update regarding the impact our grant has enabled them to have on the community.
We hope that if you are considering membership - you will join us for this event.  If you are already a member, please come to hear about the IMPACT you have already made.  AND bring a friend who is a prospective member. Your passion is contagious!  PLEASE REGISTER on our Website and join us on Giving Tuesday and experience Women Together IMPACTing our Community.
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

All the best,
Donna Neyer Broderick
President, Impact 100

Giving Tuesday

On November 28, 2017, #GivingTuesday, thousands of charities, families, businesses, community members , and students from around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Join Impact 100 in celebrating generosity as members, guests and nonprofits mix, mingle and share their stories.

Current and former grant recipients will share their stories including Northern Kentucky  Community Action C ommissionFirst Step HomeOhio Valley VoicesLighthouse Youth & Family Services, Community Matters, and Starfire Learn more about the impact and difference our transformational grants are making in the community, as well as how to get involved!  

Our Giving Tuesday event is a terrific way to share our story. Please join us and invite a friend! All members who bring a friend will be automatically entered in a raffle. Raffle gifts provided by generous Impact 100 sponsors!

Only $10 per person includes light hors d'oeurves and a drink ticket. 

Are You in for 2018? 
Thank you for making a big IMPACT on our community

Many of you have been loyal members of Impact 100 for a number of years.  We thank you and we welcome our newest members!  We count on our devoted members to award grants each year.  If you plan to continue your membership or become one of our newest members for 2018 - Please Join Today!! (All membership payments are due in full by 12/31/2017)
The Benefits of Joining Impact 100:
  • 100% of Your Donation Benefits Local Nonprofit Organizations. You donate $1000 and then get to see that donation at work locally, as the grant recipients accelerate their programs to make an even greater impact on the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky/Eastern Indiana community!
  • Your Vote Counts.   Every member is encouraged to vote for her favorite finalists at our Annual Awards Celebration every September, whether in person or by online ballot.
  • You Drive Your Level of Participation. Be a part of the grant review process, volunteer on a standing committee or simply enjoy events and vote!
  • Meet Other Great, Like Minded Women, Make New Friends.
  • Have Fun!  Our members are thoughtful, smart women with a clear mission.  We are confident we can achieve our goals and enjoy some appetizers, a glass of wine or two, and a lot of laughter at our monthly, member events.   WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN THE FUN! 
If you'd like another opportunity to see Impact 100 in action, Please join us for Giving Tuesday, November 28th.  Also - Don't forget to invite your friends to Giving Tuesday.
Please also consider becoming a SUSTAINING Member.   Over 65 of our members are "Sustaining Members" - which means they have made an ongoing commitment to Impact 100 and are automatically recommitted each year.  When you become a Sustaining Member - - it enables us to count on your ongoing support. Just email administration@impact100.org to let us know.  
Contact  recruiting@impact100.org  for more information.

A New Impact 100 Membership Option!
"In Honor Of [insert your friend or relative's name]"
Impact100 now offers you the opportunity to select an Impact 100 membership in honor of a friend, relative, or someone you choose!
"In Honor Of" membership options are available to current Impact 100 Full and 110% members. The purpose is to provide members with an option to honor one individual (or two at most) by purchasing an additional $1000 Impact 100 Full membership donation in honor of someone. By choosing an "In Honor Of" membership, the current member has the right to cast an additional ballot during next fall's Impact 100 Annual Awards Celebration (AAC) for each "In Honor Of" membership purchased. The AAC is the pinnacle of the Impact 100 grant selection process where multiple $100,000+ transformational grants are awarded based upon member voting post grant finalist presentations - it is an inspiring and fulfilling evening for all who participate, making a measurable difference in the lives of many.
Make a difference in 2018 by honoring a friend, relative, or someone you choose:
  • Not an Impact 100 member yourself yet? 
    • Join Impact 100 and add an "In Honor of" membership.
    • Go to www.impact100.org to join and add an "In Honor Of" membership to your cart.
  • Already joined as a 2018 Impact 100 full member? 
  • Need help?  Email us: membership@impact100.org
Note: to avoid online processing fees, you can mail check payment and reference the promotional code: MailCheckHonor.
All 2018 membership contributions must be received by 12/31/17
("In Honor Of" memberships too!)

Thanks to you, our  Members!
Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati (LNGC),  2014 Impact 100 Grant Recipient, submitted their final grant report to Impact 100 in July. LNGC's Impact 100 funding goals included the expansion of adult and child literacy programs by 4 classes in Price Hill and Avondale over a two year period, including assessment of class members.  Per their final report, LNGC was able to expand to five  total sessions in these neighborhoods, exceeding their initial goals.
  • Adult Classes: the students in the two classes averaged a 1.5 grade level increase in word attack skills with a few of the students reaching the 5th/6th grade level, which is the ultimate goal.
  • Children's Classes: students who were in the class for two years averaged a 2.4 grade level increase in word attack skills over two years! This exceeds the goal of 2 grade levels over two years. The classes helped many of these students catch up to grade level reading.
Here's an excerpt from the LNGC Final Report:

"The teacher instructed students to put their plastic alphabet letters in order in front of them. One little boy was clearly struggling, with this seemingly easy task for a third-grader. You could see on his face he was embarrassed and eventually needed help to complete the task"  

Within six months with LNGC's support, that "child was able to put his alphabet in order quickly and correctly, he was sounding out the letters accurately and beginning to put words together. What a big change in such a short time! Your funding is helping students like this little boy who may fall behind in the traditional classroom. For him, the multi-sensory approach to learning helped him face his struggles head on and ma y have helped to change the course of his future educational success!"

Crystal Presentations
Two of our 2017 grant recipients have received their engraved crystal awards. On Monday, October 23rd, Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission received their award from Impact 100 President Donna Broderick, and Focus Area Chair Stephanie Tunison.  On Monday, October 30th, Ohio Valley Voices received their award from  Impact 100 President Donna Broderick, Focus Area Chair Clare O'Brien, SIte Visit Coordinator Mary Kindstedt and CIRC Chair Teresa Benson.

Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission
Ohio Valley Voices

Nonprofit Letter of Intent Due 
Know a worthy nonprofit who could benefit from an Impact grant? Help spread the word that the Letter of Intent deadline is approaching. All 2018 Nonprofit Letter of Intent Applications are due on December 7, 2017 at NOON! All information can be found on our website,  www.impact100.org  under the "Apply for Grants" header.   Training materials  are also available on the website. 
Letter of Intent LIVE  on Impact 100 website

Please contact Sarah Buckley at  outreach@impact100.org  with questions! Thank you for your interest in Impact 100! 
Calendar of Events - Save These Dates!
Mark Your Calendars for the Following Upcoming Events:

Ongoing Spread the Word Events, contact recruiting@impact100.org
November 1st Nonprofit Panel Discussion
November 2nd
November 6th
November 28th Giving Tuesday

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