Utilize your talent and experience to make a difference
As a member of Impact 100 IR, you choose how involved you want to be. Your options include:
- Donating and voting
- Attending events and social gatherings
- Volunteering with our community partners
- Volunteering with Impact 100
If you are interested in volunteering with Impact 100, then this section is for you. Read on…
We have many options for you to increase your impact by volunteering your time, talent, and experience. Volunteering also gives you an opportunity to make deeper connections with other members and nonprofits. Look through this web page and then reach out to tell us what you’d like to do by completing the volunteer form below.
Ready to volunteer…contact email@example.com.
Ways to Volunteer
Participating on a grant panel is at the heart of our mission and what sets Impact 100 apart from other philanthropic organizations. You will experience first-hand how our grant process works. You will read, review, and score grant applications, make site visits, and recommend which applicants move to the next phase of member voting. Plus, you will increase your awareness of our community needs and appreciation for the work of these nonprofits. And you’ll make many long-lasting friendships. Time Commitment: January – February. Membership dues must be paid by December 1st to join this committee. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our committees make things happen behind the scenes, ensuring that Impact 100 runs effectively and efficiently. If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and help us run the organization, consider joining one of the committees below.
1. COMMUNITY PARTNERS COMMITTEE
You will see how our nonprofit grant recipients implement their grant dollars, gain knowledge of our nonprofit partners’ winning projects, attend on-site visits, learn how our accountability and follow-up procedures work, and offer guidance through the grant implementation process. Time Commitment: October – April. Contact email@example.com.
2. EVENTS COMMITTEE
This is the perfect opportunity to get to know other Impact members in a small group setting. From event planning to helping with general tasks at a one-day-only event, we can use your help. Various events include the Kickoff Event (November), Impact Day (January), Meet the Finalists Reception (March), and the Annual Meeting (April). Time Commitment: October – April. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. FINANCE COMMITTEE
If you have a financial background or expertise and want to be an integral part of the Grants Committee, we would appreciate your talents. A financial analyst on a grant panel reviews the grants with a special focus on the financial reports. Time Commitment: January – February. Contact email@example.com.
4. GENERAL VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE
If you want to get involved for just one event, we welcome your help with event registration, setup and breakdown at events, greeting guests at small gatherings, and other one-time-only activities. Time Commitment: October – April. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. GRANTS COMMITTEE
This is the overview committee for our grant making.
You will experience first-hand how our grant process works. You will help organize and coordinate our grant process which includes workshops for nonprofits, selecting and training grant panel members, participating in the “reading table” of applications to determine if they can be assigned to a grant panel, coordinating the Finalist Selection Panel (FSP), and supporting finalists through the Meet the Finalists and Annual Meeting events. Time Commitment: Year-round but mostly November – April. Contact email@example.com.
6. MARKETING COMMITTEE
This is a great opportunity to help promote the Impact 100 brand and the achievements of our community partners to members, potential members, and the community at large. Social media, advertising, PR, and writing skills are helpful but not necessary. The marketing committee is responsible for the website, social media, newsletters, and publicity. Time Commitment: Sporadic but year-round. Monthly virtual meetings. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Do you enjoy meeting new people? Then help us recruit members, welcome and engage new members, help current members stay involved, plan member gatherings, make phone calls, and welcome members at events. It is a great way to get connected. Time Commitment: Year-round with work done by phone, email, and attendance at events. Occasional meetings. Contact email@example.com.
8. SMALL GATHERING HOST
Would you like to host a get together in your home or at your club, a restaurant or other venue? This is one of the best ways to recruit new members who want to learn about Impact 100. While a list of potential members from you is helpful, it is not necessary. Time Commitment: Whenever you want. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. SPONSORSHIP COMMITTEE
Do you have a knack for fundraising or sales? Or do you have great connections in the community? We can use your talents to attract and build relationships with sponsors to help fund our events. Time Commitment: Sporadic but year-round. Contact email@example.com.
10. VISIONING COMMITTEE
This committee works with local nonprofits interested in applying for a grant by explaining our grant guidelines and application process and helping them fine tune their “big idea” for a grant proposal. You will explore with them ways to improve the application, guide them in the process, and suggest other nonprofits which may be interested in collaborating on a proposal. Time Commitment: Year-round but heaviest involvement from May through November. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spreading the word about Impact 100 and our mission is a year-round task. Did you know that most of our members have joined because other members invited them? That means that our most effective recruiting tool is the enthusiasm shown by you!
- Tell others—friends, family, co-workers, church friends, book club members, country club members, any woman you know—about our impact and our organization.
- Invite a guest to one of our membership engagement/recruiting events.
- Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and share our postings
- Invite Impact 100 to speak to your book club, women’s group, or other gathering of women.
Share your passion for our mission and organization as you help onboard new members. As a mentor, you will help new members get connected with other members and Impact 100 in ways that are meaningful to them. You will help them feel welcome and to choose their level of involvement. Contact email@example.com.
Occasionally we need professional help and/or advice. Do you have expertise in accounting, finance, marketing, public relations, communications, law, computers, graphic design, website design, writing or editing? There is never an obligation to volunteer if we contact you. If you are willing to be a resource if needed, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many members join Impact 100 to learn about the needs within our community and to uncover opportunities for extending more personalized assistance. Consider joining a grant panel, our Community Partner committee, or our Visioning committee to get broader exposure to nonprofits in Indian River County. Need help deciding? Contact email@example.com.