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 member 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 Wendy Hoffman at membership@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 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 Hope Nisson at specialevents@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 communications@impact100sonoma.org.
  • Greater Impact provides outreach to the nonprofit community of Sonoma Valley in order to identify how Impact100 Sonoma may provide a greater impact to the community.  If you are interested in serving on the Greater Impact Committee, contact Constance Grizzell at greaterimpact@impact100sonoma.org.

GRANT COMMITTEES  (Click here for Important Grant Committee Dates)

  • Impact Grant Review 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 presented to the vote of the Impact100 membership at the Annual Meeting.  Committee members need to be available for 5-7 meetings from January through May.  If you are interested in serving on an Impact Grant Review Committee, contact Grace Meeks at grants@impact100sonoma.org.
  • Community Grants Review Committees have the responsibility for vetting proposals for Impact100 Community Grants within each of three 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 presented to the vote of the Impact100 membership.  Committee members need to be available for 3-5 meetings from January through May.  If you are interested in serving on a Community Grants Review Committee, contact Diana Sanson 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 COMMITTEES for 2014-15

As organizational needs or potential projects arise, ad hoc committees and/or a task force may be created by the Impact Board to address, evaluate, and provide recommendations.

  • Grant Envisioning Committee (GEC) resulted from conversations from our 2014 January Members Education Forum and the debriefs from the 2014 grant process.  Its purpose is to assist Impact100 in fine-tuning its grant-making process.  More than 20 members expressed interest in participating in the GEC, and meetings have taken place over the past several months.  If you are interested in learning more about the GEC, please contact Grace Meeks at grants@impact100sonoma.org or Diana Sanson at communitygrants@impact100sonoma.org.
  • Membership Diversity Committee was formed to develop recommendations for optimal ways to achieve greater diversification in Impact100 membership.  If you are interested in learning more about this committee, please contact Wendy Hoffman at membership@impact100sonoma.org or Ann Reder at executivevp@impact100sonoma.org.
  • Thanks a Million Celebrations Committees resulted from ideas generated at our 2014 January Members Education Forum with the goals of raising awareness of Impact100 Sonoma, telling the story of its impact (including surpassing $1,000,000 in grants awarded), and thanking all of those involved.  A group of members has been meeting to define the elements of that celebration. More information about the celebration is available HERE. If you are interested in helping, please contact the appropriate point person.

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.

 

 

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