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December 03, 2018 - Impact Through Involvement, Membership, Save the Date

Top 10 Reasons To Attend Discovery Day

Top 10 Reasons To Attend Discovery Day

Discovery Day is one of Impact Austin’s don’t miss, signature events! If you’ve never been before, you’re in for a dynamic, energetic, interesting morning. Here are 10 reasons why you should attend Discovery Day on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 8 am – noon.

1. Learn. Discovery Day is a great opportunity to learn about the most pressing gaps experienced by...

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October 23, 2018 - Grants, Membership, Save the Date

GRC Why?

GRC Why?

If you’re new to Impact Austin, or you’ve simply never served on a Grant Review Committee (GRC), you might be wondering if participating this year is right for YOU.  Maybe so! Here are some points to consider.

On a GRC, you’ll experience grantmaking first-hand. In June, we’ll vote to award three Program Grants and one Catalyst Grant, each for $100,000. Until...

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August 29, 2018 - Executive Director Message

Introducing Our New Executive Director

A Note From Our President

Our next step as an organization in realizing our big, bold dreams to unlock the full philanthropic potential of women in Central Texas is finding the best woman to lead the charge as Executive Director. I am thrilled to announce Christina Gorczynski joined Impact Austin on August 28 as our full-time Executive Director. Christina holds...

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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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December 17, 2018

Discovery Day 2019 Panel One: Impacting Equity in Austin

How do we create an Austin where we ALL thrive? Join us for a meaningful roundtable with community philanthropic leaders to discuss our collective impact on social equity in Austin and how we can better collaborate and advocate to achieve the community we all desire. REGISTER HERE for Discovery Day on January 12. 

Moderated by Madge Vásquez 

Panelists: Laura...

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December 10, 2018 - Impact Through Involvement, Membership, Organizational Update, Volunteering

Membership: What a Journey!

Membership: What a Journey!
MEMBERSHIP: WHAT A JOURNEY!

A journey begins with the first step. A member takes her first step with Impact Austin when she joins us. Where will her journey go next?  What are her opportunities ahead?

Until recently, Impact Austin’s membership efforts focused primarily on recruitment and a follow-up orientation. These have been amazingly successful, thanks to...

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September 14, 2018

Let’s Have a Coffee Date!

Let’s Have a Coffee Date!

Please join us for coffee!  Well, sometimes - most times - we serve wine, but the invitation to join us remains.  We love to meet new friends, and we’d love to share our mission with you.

Impact Austin 'coffees' are informal gatherings for women to learn about our organization and community impact. Our membership is diverse, and each of us is in a different...

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July 25, 2018 - Impact Through Involvement, Membership, Volunteering

GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND: VOLUNTEER LEADERS HONORED BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND: VOLUNTEER LEADERS HONORED BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Author: Lauren Paver, President

On June 25, the Board of Directors hosted a special event that honored Impact Austin volunteers for fueling the organization’s member-powered engine. Special thanks and recognition were given to the following ‘Wonder Women’ for above-and-beyond contributions. These ladies didn’t just apply their talents to our mission but also...

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June 14, 2018 - Girls Giving Grants

Girls Giving Grants: Time to Join!

Girls Giving Grants: Time to Join!

Girls Giving Grants (g3) has just concluded its 2018 Grant cycle with an $8,200 award to Foster Angels of Central Texas. The 2019 Grant year members are signing up now, and all girls in 8th-12th grade in Central Texas are welcome to join. Click "Girls Giving Grants" to learn more and sign up today to be a part of the excitement and fun that is g3.

Akshara Anand...

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