Past News & Events

Impact100 Sonoma Members See Another Side of Jack


Most people probably think of John Griffith "Jack" London as an American writer whose world-famous fiction made him a wealthy man and gained him worldwide celebrity.  But there is more to the story.  In 1905, London purchased a 1,000 acre ranch in Glen Ellen and became part of the Valley of the Moon community.  His writing actually became a means to an end ― to expand and operate Beauty Ranch and … [Read more...]

Impact100 Sonoma debuts new video: The Impact of Giving

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It is only fitting that the latest video produced by Pat and Russ Johnson would debut at the Sixth Annual Meeting of Impact100 Sonoma. While awaiting the results of the vote before awarding the 2015 grants, members were clearly moved by this extraordinary video that captures the very heart and soul of our organization. … [Read more...]

Impact100 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 Premieres Two New Videos!


Every Happy Hour at Murphy’s is good fun, but the one on March 5th had a special treat for all who attended!  Pat and Russ Johnson shared the next two of the amazing videos that they have produced as part of our Profiles of Impact project. The first video featured James, who came to Becoming Independent when he was 20 years old. In the video, James describes what he enjoys most about his … [Read more...]

Impact100 hosts an extraordinary pop-up dinner at Suite D

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"It was beyond wonderful” … that was the reaction from Hope Nisson to last month’s Impact100 Pop-up Dinner at Suite D. Hosted by Girl and the Fig at their new venue in Schellville, the food and ambiance were as enjoyable as one would expect – a fabulous culinary experience. Impact’s Membership Engagement Committee arranged the sold-out event, which provided a successful opportunity for both new … [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...]

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...]

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...]