June Newsletter 2020
The Word of the Year, Nimble
President’s Message 
The Word of the Year, Nimble - President's Message
Every year Merriam-Webster publishes a word of the year. This is my formal submission of the word “ nimble ” for 2020. At Impact 100 (and every other organization on the planet) this is THE word for 2020. 

To be nimble is to be clever, quick, alert, resourceful, responsive and sensitive.  

During the last 79 days, our organization has exemplified what it means to be nimble, and I would like to share some of this work with you. 

Empowered Girl Talk
Join us Friday (virtually, of course), June 5, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., for Empowered Girl Talk, a virtual happy hour hosted by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. It’s free and open to members and non-members, so forward this to your friends!

Member Spotlight - Taisha Rojas-Parker
Meet Taisha Rojas-Parker - a self described resilient, hard-working, innovative, passionate, optimistic, collaborative and imperfect woman!  You won't want to miss her story. 

LIVE! with Impact 100 - Every Thursday at Noon!
LIVE! with Impact 100 is a weekly, virtual webinar with the mission of making a connection with our members and spotlighting a select nonprofit Impact 100 grant recipient. Each nonprofit will share their organization’s mission, current status amid COVID-19 and include visuals for interest and understanding.

Racial Equity Matters -
Virtual Training on June 2nd 
Racial Equity Matters, Groundwater presentation, a three hour introduction to racial equity will be offered virtually through Greater Cincinnati Foundation on June 2 from 1:00- 4:30. 

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Impact 100 Cares
With our partner Cincinnati Cares, Impact 100 is helping our nonprofit sector respond, recover and become more resilient in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Go to https://cincinnaticares.org/ to read and see the hundreds of stories and data about the COVID-19 impact on our community. You can also add to the stories!

StepUp Series - Get Moving With Us!
Did you know there are more than 400 sets of outdoor steps in our region containing more than 16,000 eight-inch risers?  

We have heard your desire to connect, but want to do so in responsible and mission-centric ways. In response, Impact 100 has created a StepUp Series : urban hikes developed around outdoor stairways with mini-history lessons and updates by Impact 100 Grant Recipients. StepUp and move with us!

SAVE THE DATE for Meet the Finalists!
Please mark your calendars!
July 17, 2020 at noon
we will be hosting our virtual Meet the Finalists event.  

The process is thorough, and the results are worthy!

Our 5 Focus Area Committees and the Board of Directors have been hard at work reviewing Letters of Intent and grant applications and attending site visits to select the VERY best grant recipient finalists Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky/Eastern Indiana has to offer!
Now, it’s finally time for you to meet them! 

Look for an invitation to hit your inbox soon!
SAVE THE DATES
Dates subject to change

Every Thursday:   LIVE! With Impact 100

July 13:  StepUp Oakley
July 17:  Meet the Finalists
July 27:   StepUp Mount Echo
September 10:  Annual Awards Celebration
December 1:  Giving Tuesday


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