April 12, 2017 - Girls Giving Grants
By Emma Jane Hopper, Liberal Arts & Sciences Academy Junior and g3 President
Impact Austin’s youth initiative Girls Giving Grants (g3) has launched a new t-shirt fundraising campaign to provide scholarships for girls wanting to take part in the group but unable to contribute the $100 donation.
This new scholarship program will allow girls who otherwise could...
March 31, 2017 - Grants
Following a series of meetings starting in January and extensive research and evaluation, Impact Austin’s Grant Review Committees have selected the following 15 nonprofits for site visits. These site visits are the final step in selecting the two finalists from each category that will have an opportunity to present their programs to the full Impact Austin...
March 20, 2017 - Member Spotlight
Lisa Apfelberg joined Impact Austin five short years ago but this active volunteer and nonprofit professional jumped in with both feet! She’s been an advisor to g3, served on a Grants Review Committee and most recently served on the Board of Directors.
How did you hear about Impact Austin and why did you decide to join? What year was it?
I heard about Impact...
February 26, 2017 - Event Recap
Amplify Austin is taking place next week from 6 pm March 2 to 6 pm March 3, 2017.
This annual, online, city-wide day of giving provides an easy and fun way to give to the causes we all love and admire. And the results have been spectacular! Over the past four years Amplify Austin has raised over $24.7 million for hundreds of local organizations. In 2016 alone,...
February 09, 2017 - IMPACT-edu
Lunch and Learn with Impact Austin’s Founders
By Diane Sandlin
“Riveting, inspiring, passionate, awesome” – These are all words used to describe the out-of-the-ballpark panel discussion at the IMPACT-edu event at which the organization’s founders shared their inspirations on philanthropy. Led by moderator Susan Palombo, the near-capacity audience was riveted by...
February 07, 2017 - Executive Director Message
Impact Austin Leadership Transition
By Sharon Francia, President, Board of Directors
Impact Austin begins 2017 on a high note, as our members prepare to review and vote on proposals to vie for more than $400,000 in grants this year. While we look forward to this year’s annual meeting in June and the opportunity to effect change with high-impact giving, we also...
January 28, 2017 - Impact Through Involvement
26 Nonprofits Invited to Submit Program Grant Proposals
Members of four Impact Austin Grant Review Committees have narrowed down 97 Letters of Inquiry for program grants to 26 nonprofits that have been invited to submit full grant proposals. Finalists in the four program areas below, as well as 14 organizations submitting proposals for a Catalyst Grant, will...
December 20, 2016 - Membership
Want to get to know more Impact Austin members?
In 2017 we’ll be rolling out an exciting, new initiative to help you connect with women near your area of town. Now you can get even more out of your Impact Austin experience!
We’ve sorted the Austin area into 10 zones, so you can attend events without battling too much Austin traffic. Each zone will have a...
September 23, 2016 - IMPACT-edu
September 23, 2016 – Philanthropy Education Event Recap
Unpacking Form 990 to Help Your Philanthropic Journey
By Susan Grant Palombo
The Philanthropy Education committee of Impact Austin (IA) asked members white board questions at the Annual Meeting to glean insights about tools you needed on your philanthropic journey. Our committee is developing content in...
September 05, 2016 - Member Spotlight
Dubravka Romano is a woman with an exotic name, an amazing life story, and a down-to-earth attitude that fits right in with the members of Impact Austin!
Dubravka, how did you hear about Impact Austin and why did you decide to join?
"My friend and work colleague Krista Fergason told me about Impact Austin about 7 or 8 years ago, and invited me to attend an...