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September 22, 2014 - Community Partner Spotlight

Community Partner Spotlight: Checking in with Samaritan Center

Community Partner Spotlight: Checking in with Samaritan Center

Impact Austin awarded five $100,000 grants to worthy nonprofit organizations in June, and three months later, we are checking in with our 2014 Community Partners to hear more about the programs we funded and their impact for the organization, and for the Austin community. 

Here’s what Samaritan Center had to say:

“With this generous grant from Impact Austin,...

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September 17, 2014 - Organizational Update

Introducing the FY 2015 Officers of Impact Austin’s Board of Directors

Introducing the FY 2015 Officers of Impact Austin’s Board of Directors

Do you ever wonder how all of the wonderful things Impact Austin does for the community get done?  Each year, a very special group of Impact Austin members toil behind the scenes for the benefit of all of us.  We are starting a series of blog posts that will allow you to get to know them a little better.  We start here with the Executive Committee of our Board of...

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September 12, 2014 - Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight on Nancy Word

Member Spotlight on Nancy Word

Catching Nancy Word in Austin can be difficult these days. Her years of work with Impact Austin has led her to projects all over the world.

"I was one of the first four board members," she tells me on the phone. "I hosted the first membership coffee at my house where we talked to 20 women about joining Impact Austin."

In addition to being a board member, she's...

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September 11, 2014 - IMPACT-edu

A New Approach to Philanthropy Education: Impactful Social Media!

A New Approach to Philanthropy Education: Impactful Social Media!

Impact Austin is kicking off the Philanthropy Education initiative that you heard about in our current Strategic Plan (“Stepping Up to Meet Our Future”) in a big way…Introducing IMPACT-edu!

IMPACT-edu is the new Impact Austin Committee devoted to providing Philanthropy Education for members.  We will be piloting events this year that are designed to provide...

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September 05, 2014

Look How Our Daisy Has Grown!

Look How Our Daisy Has Grown!

We are excited and proud to introduce Impact Austin’s new website and logo. The seed for Impact Austin was planted in 2003 when founder Rebecca Powers began the organization along with the 'Kitchen Table Six' (our founding board).

The original Impact Austin daisy is a reflection of our true grassroots nature, and a reminder of the very daisy that grew in the...

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August 26, 2014 - Founder Message

A Note From Our Founder

A Note From Our Founder

As we head into our 12th year and introduce our new website, we asked our founder, Rebecca Powers, to write our Impact Austin history in her own words:

The seed for Impact Austin was planted on January 21, 2003, when I read an article in PEOPLE Magazine about a group of women in Cincinnati, OH, who pooled their individual $1000 donations and gave $124,000 to a...

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June 17, 2014

The Votes are In!

Impact Austin is Pleased to Announce Our 2014 Community Partners

Culture: Anthropos Arts: Teaching More, Reaching More
Education: Ann Richards School Foundation: Ann Richards School (ARS) Makerspace
Environment: Austin Youth River Watch: River Watchers Restoring Austin Streams
Family: CASA of Travis County: Trauma-Informed Care in the Foster Care System
Health...

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May 05, 2014

Introducing the Impact Austin Vintage Daisy!

Wear the Impact Austin Vintage Daisy proudly, and tell your Impact Austin story whenever you can!

Are you an Impact Austin member?  Do you know someone who is?  The Impact Austin Vintage Daisy insignia is a custom piece of art, handmade in 100% sterling silver.  It was designed with Impact Austin women in mind and celebrates its first decade as the area’s...

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May 04, 2014

And the Finalists are…

May, 2014 Grants Update – 10 Finalists Selected

Congratulations to the 10 grant applications selected as finalists for our 2014 grants! At our Annual Meeting on June 16, Impact Austin members will vote to select ONE nonprofit from EACH of our five focus areas to receive a $100,000 grant and become our new Community Partners!

Culture

Anthropos Arts – Teaching...

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March 31, 2014

Site Visits for 2014!

Spring has been busy, and our hard-working Focus Area Committees are making progress toward selecting an exciting and worthy group of finalists for our Annual Meeting.The following candidates will be hosting site visits from Impact Austin on April 10th, 11th and 12th.

Culture:

Anthropos Art Austin Classical Guitar Hispanic Alliance for the Performing...

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