Impact100 Holiday Celebration!

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More than 100 high energy women in a single room?  No wonder, Co-President Sydney Randazzo had difficulties “calling the meeting to order!”  But this really was a holiday party – a time to relax, spend time with friends old and new, and share smiles and conversations.  Nonetheless, there was some “business” to attend to. Sydney thanked our generous sponsors of the event – wines from … [Read more...]

240 Boxes of Food in Less than an Hour!


Impact100 Sonoma members and friends had an opportunity to roll up their sleeves and be part of the Diabetes Wellness Program at the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Following a tour of the facilities, the “Impact team” lined up and began packing the boxes with food specifically suited for people with diabetes:  rice, barley, beans, lentils, tuna, salmon, pastas, canned fruit, cereal, corn, etc. Each … [Read more...]

Storytelling: How to Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story When Applying for a Grant


An Impact100 Workshop Thursday, November 13, 2014 St. Leo’s Catholic Church With the start of the next Impact100 grant cycle, this workshop provided the perfect opportunity to present this year’s grant calendar and to introduce the new narrative format for the Letters of Inquiry (LOI) and grant applications. Co-President Celia Canfield welcomed more than 50 representatives from the nonprofit … [Read more...]

New Members Learn about Impact100 Sonoma

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Twenty-four new Impact100 Sonoma members know a bit more about what makes Impact100 so special, thanks to two recent orientation events. The idea for such events emerged from our January 2014 Members Education Forum, and they have proven to be highly popular. Impact100 members Mirja Muncy and Jacque Scott organized these two gatherings – morning coffee at the Community Café on October 20th and a … [Read more...]

A Special Invite to Impact100 Sonoma from Redwood Empire Food Bank

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Here is your chance to see first-hand the early results of our 2014 Impact Grant and to roll up your sleeves and get involved. The Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) invites Impact100 Sonoma members to visit their amazing facility and to help pack food boxes for the Diabetes Wellness Project of Sonoma Valley. For those of you who attended the Annual Meeting last June, you will recall the recorded … [Read more...]

Members Enjoy Impact Grant Updates


  At our 2014 Annual Meeting last June, Impact100 members gathered to hear presentations describing three amazing projects that would benefit Sonoma Valley.  On Saturday, October 25th, the membership had the opportunity to learn about what has transpired with each of those projects during the past four months. As the recipient of the $100,000 Impact Grant, RN Morgan Smith from … [Read more...]

Envisioning Sonoma Valley’s Future: A Continuation


In October and November of last year, Impact100 hosted two symposia at which local nonprofits, Impact100 members, and other community members were invited to envision a “more perfect” Sonoma Valley in 2018 – what would it look like and how could we get there? On Thursday, October 9 those conversations continued. Celia Canfield, Impact100 Co-President, welcomed participants and posed the objective … [Read more...]

Changes in leadership for Impact100 Sonoma


June is a time for celebration as Impact100 Sonoma announces the recipients of its annual awards, but it is also a time for farewells, welcomes, and transitions.  This year we say good-bye to four extraordinary board members, three of whom are founding members and all four of whom not only bring something special to Impact100, but who have given of their time to make sure that proposals are in, … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma nominated for the Jefferson Award

Impact 100 Sonoma was honored to be nominated for the County of Sonoma Jefferson Award in 2014.  As described on the County of Sonoma website: The Jefferson Awards Program is a national recognition system designed to highlight public service in America. The Jefferson Awards began as part of the American Institute for Public Service in 1972 and was established by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Impact100 Sonoma!

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Impact100 celebrates its fifth anniversary! The Impact100 Annual Summer Garden Party, held on August 9th at the home of Cherie Hughes, posed a perfect setting and opportunity for a dual milestone celebration.  With the best-attended garden gathering to date, an estimated 125 members and their guests raised their glasses to toast the five-year anniversary of the organization and to celebrate its … [Read more...]