April 18, 2019 - Grants, Impact Through Involvement, Member Spotlight, Volunteering

Member Spotlight: Jessica Odeyemi, Chair, Social Innovation Grant Committee

Member Spotlight: Jessica Odeyemi, Chair, Social Innovation Grant Committee

The first time Jessica Odeyemi flew on an airplane was when she was 17 and went to visit Princeton University, where she’d been accepted for the class of 2009. Her experience at Princeton, where she majored in mechanical and aerospace engineering, was transformational for the girl from Missouri City, Texas (near Houston). “I was surrounded by so many intelligent...

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March 03, 2019

Member Spotlight: Amreen Rajabali

Member Spotlight: Amreen Rajabali

It was in 2018 at a member coffee she attended with her friend Kimberly Klein where Amreen Rajabali first heard Rebecca Powers’s powerful story of how she started Impact Austin.

“I was in tears as Rebecca talked about her brother’s death and how in the aftermath she started the organization as an outlet to help others. It was a revelatory moment for me because...

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February 13, 2019

Seven Nonprofits Invited to the Next Stage of Catalyst Grant Review

Seven Nonprofits Invited to the Next Stage of Catalyst Grant Review

Members of Impact Austin's Catalyst Grant Review Committee have completed first-round assessments of proposals from 28 nonprofit organizations. Of these, seven have been selected for the next stage in the review process.

The proposals moving forward are listed below. After deep-dive review, this list will be further narrowed down for site visits conducted in...

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February 12, 2019 - Member Spotlight, Volunteering

Member Spotlight: State Representative Vikki Goodwin

Member Spotlight: State Representative Vikki Goodwin

Impact Austin member and State Representative Vikki Goodwin believes we all have an obligation to serve our communities. And serve she does! Besides her involvement with Impact Austin, Vikki’s service now extends to the Texas Capital, where she just began her first term serving her constituents in House District 47. Read on for her inspiring perspective on...

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February 01, 2019 - Grants, Organizational Update

18 Nonprofits Invited to Submit Impact Austin Program Grant Proposals

18 Nonprofits Invited to Submit Impact Austin Program Grant Proposals

18 Nonprofits have been invited to submit Impact Austin Program Grant Proposals.

Members of three Impact Austin Grant Review Committees have narrowed down 89 Letters of Inquiry for Program Grants to 18 nonprofits that have been invited to submit full Program Grant proposals. Finalists in the three program areas are listed below.  Additionally, there are 28...

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January 30, 2019 - Event Recap

5 Key Takeaways From Discovery Day 2019

5 Key Takeaways From Discovery Day 2019

Saturday, January 12 was a powerful day of learning and connecting for the 150 women who attended Impact Austin Discovery Day. In case you couldn’t make it to the event, here are some highlights of what you missed.

1. We heard from information-rich panels with experts in the areas of diversity and inclusion sharing their valuable knowledge and helping us...

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January 16, 2019 - Event Recap, Impact Through Involvement, IMPACT-edu

ELEVATING DIVERSITY. ENSURING INCLUSION.

ELEVATING DIVERSITY. ENSURING INCLUSION.

Discovery Day attendees were wowed and inspired by Toya Cirica Bell’s keynote presentation on January 12, 2019. Her timing was key, as Impact Austin just launched a Strategic Plan that calls for diversity and inclusion among our membership, our Community Partners, and the Central Texas neighbors we impact with grant funding.

In our first 15 years, Impact Austin...

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January 08, 2019 - Impact Through Involvement, Member Spotlight, Volunteering

Impact Austin Member Spotlight on Linda Yang

Impact Austin Member Spotlight on Linda Yang

New members are the lifeblood of Impact Austin, infusing innovative ideas and energy to support our mission to transform the Austin community through collective giving. As one of Impact Austin’s brand new members, Linda Yang has already jumped in to provide valuable insight on the marketing committee and is serving as one of the co-chairs of Discovery Day on...

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December 17, 2018

Discovery Day 2019 Keynote Presentation: Elevating Diversity. Ensuring Inclusion.

Keynote speaker Toya Cirica Bell will discuss the power of elevating diversity and ensuring Inclusion in philanthropy during her presentation after the two panels at Discovery Day on January 12, 2019.  She draws on a deep well of experience in this area as you can see from her bio below.​ REGISTER HERE for Discovery Day on January 12. 

Toya Cirica Bell

Deputy...

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December 17, 2018

Discover Day 2019 Panel Two: Using Data to Drive Grantmaking

Data is rapidly and fundamentally changing every aspect of our daily lives. This conversation with leading social innovators considers how data can be used to drive equity-focused grantmaking to achieve a greater positive impact in the lives of more people. REGISTER HERE for Discovery Day on January 12. 2019.

Moderator: Christina Gorczynski, Executive Director...

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