a quarterly communique of Impact100 Wichita Falls
THE BIG GIVE - June 10, 2021
Join Impact100 members on Thursday, June 10th to hear from 2021 Finalists and to cast your vote for which organization will be awarded this year's $81,000 grant.
Save-the-date cards and invitations will be arriving in your mailboxes soon!
And be watching for your event preparatory packet and program the week of May 31st - June 4th. Your Zones Leader will be reaching out to you between Wednesday, June 2nd and Monday, June 7th to discuss any questions you may have to ensure your engagement in this process.
Thank You and Well Done!
We applaud our Grant Leadership Team & Focus Area Committee Members who have been hard at work over the past two months. These 44 women have:
- Reviewed applications;
- Conducted preliminary discussions on the submitted applications;
- Conducted site visits for every applicant; and
- Are currently in process of strategic decision making to render their finalist.
For more information on the grants process, please visit the Grants Tab on our website.
Impact100 seeks to build member knowledge of local nonprofit and their needs, and Agency Wish Lists are one way to accomplish this. You may contact them regarding volunteer opportunities. Make sure they know your outreach - whether time, talent, or treasure - is a result of your Impact100 membership. Check out the 2021 Wish Lists on our website! Or, click below to view the agency's website.
THE FIVE FINALISTS
We will then highlight each of the five 2021 Finalists, one each day, beginning Monday, May 24 and ending Friday, May 28. You'll have an opportunity to learn about the organization, its Mission, and its current efforts in the community. You'll learn specifically about their projects through the summaries in your event preparatory packet and program and then their presentations at The Big Give on June 10th. It's an exciting time, and we can't wait to share it with you.
April through May - Focus Area Committee Work with nonprofits
April 29th - Personal Investing & Estate Planning in celebration of Financial Literacy Month
May 24th through May 28th - Meet the Finalists
June 10th - 2020 Project Update & Dialogue with Anthony Watkins, Executive Director of The Arc of Wichita County
May 4th, 6:00 PM - Sikes Lake Walk
May 6th, 5:30 PM - Art Walk at The Burn Shop
May 15th, 2:00 PM - Downtown Street Yoga
May 19th, Details Forthcoming - Wine Wednesday!
June 3rd, 5:30 PM - Art Walk at The Burn Shop
June 10th - The Big Give
For more information, contact Rachel Reitan (940.782.1439).
Start Your 2022 payment plan NOW!
In efforts to be responsive, we've created payment plans specific to your needs. Our website has been updated with this feature. Click on the Become a Member tab and select Member Payment Plans. Should you have further questions, contact our Treasurer, Jessica Traw for next steps.
First Annual Global DAY OF GIVING!
WE GIVE SUMMIT
Learn, grow, and think big with hundreds of everyday givers May! With more than 2,000 giving circles around the world, We Give Summit is the place for giving circle members, philanthropy experts, community leaders, and social impact newcomers to come together, forge new bonds, strengthen our work towards community change, and celebrate!
The We Give Summit kicks off on Tuesday, May 4 with subsequent sessions being held on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the month. It is 100% virtual, and you can tune into sessions at any time. All sessions are free during Week 1!
After this year's spring grant cycle, the Board of Impact100 Wichita Falls is going to initiate strategic discussions, involving the membership and nonprofit community, as to how we can begin embedding more trust-based philanthropy principles in our process. So get familiar with this approach and be ready for those dialogues!
It may also be helpful to learn how other collective groups are moving their grantmaking deeper within the space of trust-based philanthropy. Check out the Philanos blog as to how Seattle and Portland are doing just that!
Have You Visited Our NEW Website?
Be sure to visit our new website as your source for all things Impact:
- Grant cycle updates
- Membership information including payment options & plans for 2022
- Easy event navigation
- Follow our timeline and process
- Track our community impact by organizations
Impact100 Wichita Falls
Impact100 Wichita Falls is a 501(c)(3) charitable women’s giving circle dedicated to awarding high impact grants in the greater Wichita Falls area. The organization seeks to fund critical needs, new ventures, and innovative ways to solve social problems.