VOLUNTEER WITH US
Impact Austin needs YOU and YOUR TALENTS!
As a volunteer-powered organization, our work will be better with your commitment of time, passion, and expertise. We are thrilled to share the many ways you can get involved, learn new skills, and build friendships with other dedicated members.
WHERE CAN I GET INVOLVED?
Explore the opportunities available below to find a match for your skills, interests, and schedule!
The Advancement Committee develops revenue-generating strategies in the areas of marketing, branding, education, and fund development to support the mission of Impact Austin.
Working closely with other committees, they create philanthropic education programs, build corporate partnerships and manage event sponsorships. This committee assists the Executive Director with prospecting and solicitation, identifying and connecting her to corporations, foundations, community organizations, and individuals who have the capacity to give, helping Impact Austin progress our mission.
Advancement is a strategic and forward-thinking committee for members interested in proactively growing Impact Austin’s mission by partnering with potential sponsors and donors. Opportunity awaits!
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee
One of our Core Values at Impact Austin is “We welcome all women with a passion to give, and a desire to learn”. Diversity helps Impact Austin better understand and address the issues of the communities we serve. The DEI Committee is key to this effort. Its members help every part of our organization achieve diversity in our membership and make sure we are equitable and inclusive in all we do.
If helping to move Impact Austin toward being an exemplary organization in this area is something you want to be involved in, then the DEI Committee is for you!
Inspire, educate, and inform others by volunteering with Impact Austin's Marketing Committee! The Marketing Committee: 1) develops and implements Impact Austin’s marketing strategy and associated messaging for new and ongoing initiatives, including Signature Events; 2) broadcasts Impact Austin’s philanthropic mission and community impact to our members, the nonprofit sector, and the community at large; and 3) manages Impact Austin's marketing assets and resources while developing new tools to help share our mission.
Volunteers share their time and talents (and may even develop new skills!) in a friendly and collaborative environment. We meet 8-10 times/year, and each volunteer oversees or collaborates on one or more projects.
Impact Austin hosts three Signature Events each year: Annual Meeting, Town Hall Meeting, and Discovery Day. As part of the Events Committee, you can volunteer for activities that prepare for the meeting such as overall event planning, venue or platform search, program and content development, speaker selection, communications planning, and video development.
Come bring your talents and work alongside other awesome women to pull off a GREAT EVENT for members and community alike!
The Grants Committee stewards member contributions throughout the Impact Austin grantmaking process. Members join Grant Review Committees (GRCs) to learn about community needs, evaluate applications from nonprofits, and recommend finalists for the full membership vote at the Annual Meeting and Town Hall Meeting.
Grants Committee members volunteer in leadership roles to support nonprofit applicants and grant recipients, engage with GRC members, and innovate and refine our grantmaking processes and systems. Joining the Grants Committee in any capacity is a wonderful way to better understand Impact Austin’s impact on our community in an up-close and personal way!
Membership Experience Committee
The Membership Experience Committee is a wonderful way to get to know the members of Impact Austin. This committee develops programs to educate and engage members and prospective members about our Central Texas community and other philanthropic education topics.
This committee works closely with the Membership Recruitment and Advancement Committees as well as Events Chairs and Zone Captains to develop quality programs that connect, inform, and enlighten members all over the Austin area.
Being a part of the Member Experience Committee will enable you to use your expertise and imagination to offer a rewarding experience to all of our members.
Membership Recruitment Committee
Memberships are the critical building block for everything that Impact Austin does – without members we aren’t able to issue grants or host our events or continue our youth initiative (Girls Giving Grants).
As part of the Membership Recruitment Committee, you will be charged with recruiting new members into the organization as well as retaining current Impact Austin members through membership renewals. Members of this committee develop and initiate programs and events, ranging from individual conversations to small gatherings to community-wide events. These events are not only a space for potential members to learn about Impact Austin, but also continue our philanthropic educational programming for ALL members.
This committee is a great way to meet Impact Austin members, both new and long standing, and increase the depth of our membership!
The Technology Committee advises Impact Austin committees and subcommittees on their technology challenges helping to understand their tech requirements and design solutions.
This committee also assists in technology implementations across Impact Austin. Technology is crucial to Impact Austin automating and maintaining its technology platforms as we continue to be a cutting-edge women’s collective giving organization.
If you have tech skills to share or want to hone those skills, maybe learn something new, we would love to have you join the Technology Committee.
Girls Giving Grants (g3)
Girls Giving Grants (g3) is a model of collective giving designed by Impact Austin to educate and engage young women on the importance of thoughtful giving.
This is a small BUT extremely important area where Impact Austin can utilize your available time and skills to help with our on-going operations by assisting the Executive Director and Operations Manager. Activities could include updating mailing lists, sending out thank you notes to sponsors, pulling together a mailing list, calling contacts. There are so many opportunities to help in small ways with far-reaching impact when you volunteer to assist with administrative activities.
With your knowledge and experience, help us welcome and introduce new members to the many facets of Impact Austin. From serving on a Grant Review Committee to becoming involved in fundraising or learning more about women’s philanthropy, you can help our newest members become aware of all Impact Austin has to offer. So, come be a mentor for Impact Austin and share our wealth of knowledge and opportunities!
One of our Impact Austin Values is Curiosity. We are curious about how we can make a larger impact on our community here in Central Texas through philanthropy. Our members want to learn more about ways to give back to our community and have a greater impact. The Philanthropic Growth team develops programing to help our membership become more informed about their potential impact.
We would love to hear your ideas on our Philanthropic Growth team!
Grants Technology Support Committee
The Grants Technology Support Committee is part of the high-profile Grants Committee and a critical part of that operation!
As part of this committee, you help maintain the grant management system, WizeHive’s Zengine. The grant management system is key to ensuring our community nonprofit grants are managed professionally from the initial registration of a profile through grant award and subsequent reporting. And, you can use your tech talents to help us support other tools and identify new ones to help our Grant process!
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Ready to increase your impact? Click the Sign Up Now button below to complete our Volunteer Form and a volunteer coordinator will be in touch.
HEAR WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY
I was excited to join the Strategic Planning Committee as a first-year member, and I’d had previous experience in professional and volunteer capacities. The opportunity to actively participate with current leadership confirms I made the right decision to join.
Risé Candelaria, Class of 2021
This has been the most satisfying volunteer experience of my life. The women on the Marketing Committee have been a lifeline in this strange pandemic year. Great women doing great work, and supporting not only the community but each other.
Susan Tormollen, Class of 2017
As a Black Woman and Co-Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, I’m in a seat of great responsibility and critical analysis. I am honored to work with women committed to learn, do multi-cultural and anti-racist work, and make legacy giving decisions.