Impact 100 Newsletter

November, 2018

President's Message

Members!  Nonprofits! Donors & Sponsors! Volunteers!

We thank our members, over 470 women, who live out their commitment to transforming our tri-state community as demonstrated by their generous financial donation. Many of our members also contribute their time and talents serving on committees , but we have always stood firm that you can choose YOUR involvement . To those volunteers who keep this grant-making network well-oiled operationally, thank you for making Impact 100 an amazing organization of passionate, hard-working, FUN women!!
We also thank the many nonprofit agencies who work every day to provide services and hope to our neighbors.  Our region is fortunate to have these agencies as our Impact 100 partners - bringing community initiatives to our members that inspire us and are strong candidates for funding.  

To read more of the President's Message and hear about.....

- 2019 Nonprofit Grant Application Process is OPEN!

- Actively welcoming new members to join us by 12/31.

-2019 Membership Commitment Progress. Drum roll......

- Why Attend Giving Tuesday?  Join us and bring a friend!

We hope to share our gratitude in person for our nonprofit grant recipients and current and future members at Giving Tuesday on November 27.  Come to hear about the impact you have already made.  AND bring a friend who is a prospective member . Your passion is contagious!   
Register here and join us Giving Tuesday to experience your contribution in action!
Peace & good this Thanksgiving Season !   See you at Giving Tuesday,

Clare Zlatic Blankemeyer
President | On Behalf of Impact 100  Board of Directors

Our Biggest Celebration EVER!  Giving Tuesday

How refreshing: a day of GIVING!  On November 27 , 2018 , #GivingTuesday,  the world comes 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.

ALL SIX of our 2018 Grant Recipients, Outdoor Adventure Clubs, LaSoupe, Venice on Vine, Wave Pool, Welcome House of Northern Kentucky, and City Gospel Mission, will be highlighted as we sign their grant agreements. Guests will also hear the inspiring progress of two additional Grant Recipients at various stages of their Impact 100-funded initiatives in our community.

November 27
Performance Lexus RiverCenter
633 W. 3rd St., Covington, KY 41011

Impact 100: Recognized Among Great Nonprofits!
Did you notice a new image on the top of this newsletter? Congratulations!  I mpact 100 has been selected as a "GreatNonprofit!"  The  GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Award   is the one and only people's choice award where volunteers, donors, and people served by nonprofits are asked to share stories of inspiration and express their appreciation.  Check out stories from Impact 100 members, nonprofit grant recipients, and general community members.

And add your own reflection of Impact 100 on the "Great  Nonprofit" website HERE.
Your Membership Really Counts! 
Our members and their collective funding has touched over 300,000 lives over the past 16 years. We hope that you are excited about the Impact we've had, and about the prospect of continuing this Impact on our community next year.
If you haven't already done so, please consider renewing your membership or joining  Impact 100 NOW for the 2019 membership year.
Simply click HERE to join or to renew for 2019.  Let us count you in too!

Paying It Forward by Recruiting New Members!
We have a NEW Referral "bonus" to charity! 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! 

There are  a few Spread the Word Events coming up if you have a friend you would like to introduce to Impact 100. Check these out:

November 1st, today! 8-9am
November 5th, 5:30-7pm Elevar Design Group Queensgate (Register)
November 8th, 5:30-7:30pm Richter & Phillips Downtown (Register)

2018 Grant Agreements "In The Works" 
The Nonprofit Relations Cluster of the Board of Directors  is working with all six 2018 Grant Recipients to formulate grant agreements , which will be signed at Giving Tuesday. The agreements capture the goals proposed by the agency and set dates for reports and the release of Impact 100 funds.
Nope: we don't just hand over checks of $104,000 each! Our relationship with the Grant Recipients is just beginning as our Nonprofit Coordinator follow progress and reports back to Impact 100 membership while paying out the grant in installment payments .  Check out the  "See Our Impact" part of the website to see what grant recipients have been up to!  

Know a Nonprofit That Wants to Apply to Impact 100?
Impact 100 is interested in learning about nonprofit organizations!  We welcome nonprofit funding proposals that will benefit the tri-state area through program expansion or transformational initiatives. Join previous grant recipients as they share their insights about the Impact 100 experience:

Nonprofit Grant Recipient Panel Discussion
November 7th |  9:30-11:00am
Interact for Health, Rookwood Tower
Email NPCoordinator@impact100.org with any questions.
Have You Considered Becoming an Impact 100 Sponsor?
Impact 100 sponsors receive high level exposure through several signature and community events, our website, and social media outlets. Sponsorship support helps Impact 100 underwrite high quality member experiences and ensures 100% of member contributions directly support grant recipients.

For more information please contact  development@impact100.org  or  click HERE for sponsor benefit information.

Annual Awards Celebration: Third-Party Voting Error Review Near Finished
In our October Newsletter, we outlined a few FAQ's regarding this year's Annual Awards Celebration, the voting error, and next steps.

The most important task in tabulating the membership vote is done with great care. The Board of Directors has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with a third-party reviewer in assessing the intersection of process, people, systems, and technology involved in this year's voting error. The review will result in proposed  corrective actions and will be presented  before Thanksgiving. We look forward to sharing that report with our valued members and the greater community upon completion.

Membership in Action
Activities Beyond the Classroom 

2015 Grant  Recipient 

Note from a member who attended:

"On October 24, [we] had the opportunity to visit The Mack at Hughes High School and witness firsthand what a difference our membership dollars can make in our community through a grant to Activities Beyond the Classroom. Over 240 kids use this space on a given day. seven teams and multiple school clubs such as the engineering and robotics team, for off-season weight training, testing robotic cars, basketball, baseball, football and many other sports. The Mack is also used by students with disabilities and allows them to participate in gym class with other students. This is a special place and the students, coaches, and teachers expressed their sincere appreciation for Impact 100's support of their vision. This facility has made such a difference in so many unexpected ways for these young people and the Hughes community. Well done."

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

November 1
Spread the Word NKY - Life Learning Center, NKY 8am-9am
November 5
Spread the Word - Queensgate - 5:30-7 Elevar Design Group
November 6

Kitchen Table Revival - Part 2
November 8
November 27
Giving Tuesday - Performance Lexus RiverCenter 6pm - 8:30pm
December 4

Kitchen Table Revival - Part 3

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Cincinnati, Ohio 45241

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