Past News & Events

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!

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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!

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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...]

Changes in leadership for Impact100 Sonoma

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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...]