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November 07, 2014 - Event Recap

Impact Austin Nonprofit Workshop 2014

Impact Austin Nonprofit Workshop 2014

Impact Austin held its 10th annual workshop for Austin area nonprofits on October 20th at the Region 13 Education Center. 

Over 100 representatives of local nonprofits learned about Impact Austin – who we are, the grant process, eligibility guidelines, our five focus areas and the key criteria that submissions are evaluated against. 

Nancy Blaich, Executive...

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November 03, 2014 - Grants, Impact Through Involvement

Focus Area Committee Participation: One of the Best Perks of Impact Austin Membership!

Focus Area Committee Participation: One of the Best Perks of Impact Austin Membership!

This is the time of year when our members sign up for Focus Area Committees (FACs) to help us select the worthy organizations that will be our finalists for our 2015 funding.

Here’s the way our grant process works:

Every year nonprofits submit Letters of Inquiry (LOIs).  These are carefully screened and those selected by the FACs are invited to submit full...

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November 02, 2014 - Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight on Becky Austen

Member Spotlight on Becky Austen

Becky Austen is a bit of a “Renaissance Woman.”  She combines many talents to become an outstandingly effective Impact Austin member. 

We asked how she discovered Impact Austin.

“I attended an in-home coffee with Rebecca Powers in Dec. 2009, and was so inspired by the message and collective enthusiasm that I signed up on the spot.  I was active with several...

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October 30, 2014 - Membership

Membership Matters!

Membership Matters!

We are setting our sights on the $5 Million mark for 2015! 

Our 2015 membership has one of the most exciting milestones before it, as we plan to pass the $5 million mark, representing the sum of 51 grants given since 2003.

To reach this mark, the aim for Impact Austin’s membership drive for this year is our sweet spot of 500 members. For the past several years,...

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October 27, 2014 - Organizational Update

Introducing the Impact Austin Modern Daisy Insignia!

Introducing the Impact Austin Modern Daisy Insignia!

Incorporating our new Impact Austin logo, the Modern Daisy Insignia is a tribute to the future of this dynamic group of women who are changing the face of philanthropy in the Central Texas area.

Now you can wear the Impact Austin Modern Daisy proudly, as a pin or a pendant, and take the opportunity to tell your Impact Austin story whenever you can!

Created in...

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October 23, 2014 - Community Partner Spotlight

Community Partner Spotlight: Checking in with CASA of Travis County

Community Partner Spotlight: Checking in with CASA of Travis County

Impact Austin awarded five $100,000 grants to worthy nonprofit organizations in June, and this fall, we are checking in with our 2014 Community Partners to hear about the programs we funded and their thoughts about the impact of our grants.

Here’s what CASA of Travis County had to say:

“Because of the reach of our advocacy, CASA will be the linchpin in an...

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October 20, 2014 - Membership, Save the Date

IMPACT AUSTIN’S DISCOVERY DAY- November 15th, 2014

IMPACT AUSTIN’S DISCOVERY DAY- November 15th, 2014

Discovery Day is one of Impact Austin's signature events!  We will learn from community leaders and subject matter experts to enhance our knowledge of the critical issues impacting Central Texas. Speakers will share their insights about challenges and trends in each of our grant making focus areas: culture, education, environment, family, and health & wellness.  ...

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October 13, 2014 - Organizational Update

Introducing the FY 2015 Directors of Impact Austin’s Board

Introducing the FY 2015 Directors of Impact Austin’s Board

Each year, a very special group of Impact Austin members toil behind the scenes for the benefit of the entire membership.  In a continuing series of blog posts, we are introducing you to these talented women and hope that this will allow you to get to know them a little better.  You met the Executive Committee in our last “Introducing” post.  Now, meet the...

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October 06, 2014 - Volunteering

Committee Spotlight: Volunteer Management

Committee Spotlight: Volunteer Management

Volunteer Management Committee co-chair Betsy Blair talks about why Impact Austin needs you.

I joined Impact Austin because I wanted to learn more about our community and its needs and I wanted to know that my charitable giving was being put to good use. In the process, I learned so much more than I ever imagined and met the most incredible women. I know I’m...

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October 02, 2014 - Grants

Change Is Coming at Impact Austin

Change Is Coming at Impact Austin

We have set a very high standard for grant making, and it is our intent to continue.  Over the past few years, many of our members and grant recipients (Community Partners) have brought to our attention the need to re-examine the way we award our grants to ensure we are providing the right kind of funding to strengthen and sustain our Community Partners.

As part...

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