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.
Participate in the Grant Making Process
Members have the opportunity to fully participate in the grant-making process by reviewing proposals and attending site visits for applicant organizations. There are three committees that you could join that support the grant-making process.
a) Focus Area Committees are responsible for the proposal to grant process for the $100,000 Impact Grant. Within each focus area, committe members evaluate Letters of Inquiry, invite viable applicants to submit a proposal, participate in site visits, and based on merit, make a final selection of the most worthy applicant to move forward as a finalist. The committees meet approximately 3-5 times during the year and also participate in site visits at the various non- profits. Contact Patti England at email@example.com
b) Community Grants Committees are responsible for the proposal to grant process for the $5,000-$15,000 Community Grants. Within each Community Grants area, committe members evaluate Letters of Inquiry, invite viable applicants to submit a proposal, participate in site visits, and based on merit, make a final selection of the most worthy applicants to move forward as finalists. The committees meet approximately 3-5 times during the year and also participate in site visits at the various non-profits. Contact Lorraine Ashton at firstname.lastname@example.org
c) Financial Review Committee is responsible for reviewing the financials submitted by applicants during the grant process. The review focuses on each applicant’s evidence of stability and ensures that the nonprofits meet all eligibility requirements. Potential financial or sustainability concerns are identified and shared with the Grants Chairs and specific Focus Area Committee. The committee meets 2-3 times during the year and also provides consultation services to the Focus Area Committees. Contact Karen Roche at email@example.com. Read a complete description of the Financial Review Committee.
Select from Additional Committees:
a) Membership Committee helps to encourage existing members and recruit new members to join Impact100 Sonoma. The committee plans and staffs’ membership events held throughout the year to convey the Impact100 mission and to demonstrate the value of our organization. These include social events and educational forums. The committee meets 2-3 times during the year. Contact Ann Reder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
b) Member Services Committee focuses on retaining and engaging existing Impact100 Sonoma members through networking activities: hikes, monthly coffee socials, cocktail get-togethers, volunteer days, etc. Contact Nancy Pollock at email@example.com
c) Special Events Committee 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. The committee meets 2-3 times a year and in concert with Membership and Membership Services Committees. Contact co-chairs Beth Aaron and Nancy Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org
d) Development Committee 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 such as website maintenance, print materials, and administrative support. The committee meets several times a year to plan sponsorship approach strategies. Contact Mirja Muncy at email@example.com
e) Directory Committee develops and maintains an annual membership directory that includes membership information and photos. The directory helps promote greater networking among members. The committee meets approximately 2-4 times a year to develop plans related to their activities. Contact Kathryn Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org
f) Communications Committee 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, and website updates. The committee meets 2-3 times a year for planning purposes. Contact Judy Scotchmoor at email@example.com
g) Community Outreach Resource Committee (CORC) provides outreach to the nonprofit community of Sonoma Valley to identify how Impact100 Sonoma can provide a greater impact on the community. CORC will develop a Nonprofit Community Directory and Skills-Based Volunteer Database of Impact 100 members willing to share personal business skills with Sonoma Valley’s non-profit organizations. Contact Constance Grizzell at firstname.lastname@example.org
h) Education Committee coordinates pre and post events for all Impact100 events including: site review, event content, logistical, budget support, planning strategies, meeting materials, developing of copy, invitations, and signage. The Committe meets 3-4 times a year for planning purposes. Contact Sydney Randazzo at email@example.com
Other Opportunities – Women who do not have the time or opportunity to participate in the FAC and CGC process may volunteer to help plan events, social gatherings and the Annual Meeting where the membership will vote to select the organizations to receive the grants. You can also volunteer to help promote Impact100 Sonoma to other women and increase our Membership. Over time, we hope our Members will become involved on a more personal level with the non- profit organizations they learn about through their membership in Impact100 Sonoma.
If you would like to invest your time on a project that is not related to Committee work or have any questions or suggestions, please contact Impact100’s President, B.J. Bischoff at president@Impact100Sonoma.org or 707.939.5007.