Impact100 is now on YouTube!

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Impact100 Sonoma is celebrating a huge milestone in 2015 – the awarding of $1,192,000 in support of the amazing work of the nonprofit community serving the Sonoma Valley!  To highlight the accomplishments of the recipients of Impact100 grants during the past five years, we have initiated the Profiles of Impact project – a one-page profile featuring each of our 24 nonprofit grantees, highlighting … [Read more...]

Impact100 hosts three events in January

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This month Impact kicks off the New Year with three events: January 17 Grants and Financial Review Committee Members-Only Orientation and Workshop for Impact Grant, Community Grants and Financial Review Committee #1 9:00-11:00 am, Vintage House Responsibilities of Grant and Financial Review Committee members; calendar review; overview of standardized forms; software training; tips for … [Read more...]

Impact100 Surpasses Two Milestones!

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RECORD MEMBERSHIP OF 263 AND $1,192,000 in GRANTS! Five short years ago, Christine Dohrmann and Annette Lomont brought 110 women together to form Impact100 Sonoma to award grants to nonprofits serving Sonoma Valley. Today, the organization is 263 members strong – a record membership level. In May, the organization will award $263,000, bringing the total amount of grants awarded since the … [Read more...]

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!

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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

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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...]

Ladies Who Launch: Impact100 Sonoma ushers in a new era of giving

We were delighted to be included  in the October 29, 2014 issue of the North Bay Bohemian with this great feature article written by Jesse Bell. Ladies Who Launch _ Features _ North Bay Bohemian … [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

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  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...]