Participate – and Get Involved

Once you become a Member of Impact100 Sonoma, you may wish to choose a higher level of involvement by participating on one of the committees described below.

STANDING COMMITTEES

  • Membership helps formulate strategies for member recruitment, plans and staffs membership events, participates in developing membership surveys, and works in conjunction with Member Engagement (see below). If you are interested in welcoming members/guests to events, contact Ann Reder at membershipevents@impact100sonoma.org.
  • Member Engagement focuses on retaining and engaging existing Impact100 Sonoma members through networking activities: hikes, monthly coffee socials, cocktail get-togethers, volunteer days, etc.  New ideas and new members for the committee are needed.  If you are interested in participating in Member Engagement, contact Nancy Pollock at memberengagement@impact100sonoma.org.
  • Events & Event Logistics provides pre and post event support for all Impact100 Sonoma events.  This includes site recommendations, logistical and budget support, planning strategies, meeting materials, and development of copy, invitations, and signage.  If you are interested in event planning, staging, or implementation, contact Nancy Bruce at specialevents@impact100sonoma.org.
  • Development fosters sponsorships for Impact100 Sonoma events, meets with other Impact100 members to discuss potential business contacts in the community, and raises funds to help offset administrative expenses of our organization. The committee meets several times a year to plan sponsorship approach strategies. If you are interested in participating in Development, contact Mirja Muncy at development@impact100sonoma.org.
  • Communications conveys information to the Impact100 membership and builds awareness for the organization in the community.  This is achieved through monthly e-newsletters, press releases, articles, event photography and website updates. If you enjoy writing and/or event photography, contact Judy Scotchmoor at pr@impact100sonoma.org.

GRANT COMMITTEES    (Important grant committee dates shown below)

  • Impact Grant committees are responsible for vetting proposals for the $100,000 Impact Grant. This includes evaluating Letters of Inquiry and full proposals, participating in site visits, and selecting finalists to be submitted to the vote of the Impact100 membership at the Annual Meeting.  Committee members need to be available for 5-7 meetings from January through June. If you are interested in serving on an Impact Grant committee, contact Grace Meeks at grants@impact100sonoma.org
  • Community Grants committees have the responsibility for vetting proposals for Impact100 Community Grants within each of three focus areas:  Innovation, Strategic Partnership/Collaboration, and Capital.  This includes evaluating Letters of Inquiry and full proposals, participating in site visits, and selecting finalists to be submitted to the vote of the Impact100 membership at the Annual Meeting.  Committee members need to be available for 3-5 meetings from January through June.  If you are interested in serving on a Community Grant committee, contact Lorraine Ashton at communitygrants@impact100sonoma.org.
  • Financial Review Committee (FRC) is responsible for establishing the guidelines for what financial information is required from grant applicants and for reviewing the financials submitted during the grant process. The financial review focuses on evidence of financial stability and accounting compliance. Potential financial or sustainability concerns about a grant applicant are shared with the appropriate grant committee(s). This committee meets 2-3 times during the grant review process and also provides consultation services to various grant committees as needed.  A familiarity with accounting or financial statements is needed. If you are interested in participating in Financial Review, contact Karen Roche at financialcommittee@impact100sonoma.org.

SPECIAL COMMITTEE for 2014

As organizational needs or potential projects arise, adhoc committees may be created by the Impact Board to address, evaluate, and provide recommendations.

  • Community Outreach Resource Committee (CORC) provides outreach to the nonprofit community of Sonoma Valley in order to identify how Impact100 Sonoma may provide a greater impact to the community. CORC will eventually develop a nonprofit community directory and a skills-based volunteer database of Impact100 members willing to share personal business skills with Sonoma Valley nonprofit organizations.  If you are interested in serving on the CORC, contact Constance Grizzell at greaterimpact@impact100sonoma.org.

If you would like to invest your time on a project that is not related to committee work or you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Impact100’s President, Sydney Randazzo at president@Impact100Sonoma.org or 707.939.5007.

IMPORTANT GRANT COMMITTEE DATES – 2014 

January 17
Final day to sign-up for grant committees

February 24 – April 12
Financial Review Committee’s (FRC) analyses of full proposals
January 31
LOIs received from nonprofits

March 26 – June 1
Evaluate full proposals, schedule site visits and select finalists
February 6-21
Review letters of inquiry

June 10
Members-Only Grants Presentation Meeting #1
Grant committees’ presentation of finalists’ proposals
February 21
Invitations sent to submit full proposals

June 14
Members-Only Grants Presentation Meeting #2
Grant committees’ presentation of finalists’ proposals
March 24
Full proposals received from nonprofits

June 21
5th Annual Meeting, 2:00-4:30 pm, Hanna Boys Center

 

Updated 1.07.14

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