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February 17, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 17, 2011

As a donor and supporter of Impact 100, I've seen an entire grant cycle first-hand and have witnessed the integrity and quality control that goes into the Impact 100 process. Women donate $1,000/year to be a part of Impact 100 and the power of collective giving allows Impact 100 to give away hundreds of thousands of dollars to deserving non-profits every year. The grant review process is led by experienced grant reviewers and committees of women go through a grueling and intense review process to decide the ultimate recipient of the grant funds.

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hearing success stories of Impact 100 funded non-profit organizations and programs like Starfire, Economic Center for Education and Research, and Dress for Success to name a few.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase diversity of women involved in the organization.

February 16, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 16, 2011

Impact 100 is a wonderful non-profit organization that brings together women who want to made a major impact with their pooled dollars. We make the difficult decision each year which non-profits in our community will be grant recipients. This is based on in depth reviews of each grant proposal and follow-up site visits with the leading contenders. It culminates with an award event in the Fall where five finalists present their case to the entire membership, and we vote. All members choose how much they want to be involved.

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I have learned so much about the non-profit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati community, and have met many wonderful, inspiring women in the process. We have collectively made a big difference in the community with the grant awards we have made.

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I would find ways to expand our membership across all of the zip codes in Greater Cincinnati area, and to increase the size of our organization so that we can give more grant awards each year.

February 16, 2011

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February 16, 2011

I am the founder of Impact 100. My experience with is non-profit has been life changing. I am not in a position to make large grants on my own, by pooling my resources with others, I am a part of a significant grant - the kind of grant that changes lives. THe "impact" of these grants has been tremendous to the non-profits...but even greater in my own life. Though this work, I have had the privelige of getting to know so many non-profits in the community. I've learned about new solutions to long term issues and much needed assistance to those in great need. I no longer live in Cincinnati, but will always contribute.

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The grants are transformational - for the recipients and for the donors. I've been honored to see the commitment to bring relief to those in need. I've been amazed at the generousity in the community. It's been incredible to see the ripple effects of this organization. What started in Cincinnati is now in many US cities. By the end of this year, more than $2 Million will have gone to Cincinnati non-profits and more than $13 million will have been granted through all of the Impact organizations.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way to spread the word to bring in more women accross the 10 county area we serve.

February 16, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 16, 2011

I have only started learning about Impact 100 over the past few years via the amazing Wendy Steele.

I try to visit the website and learn a little more as I have time. I have read personal stories of how Impact 100 has helped so many!

It's inpsiring and helps to propel me
toward wanting to be more involved, learn more and help more.

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not change a thing...

February 16, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 16, 2011

I truly love Impact 100. I have been a member since 2008 and have learned so much about my home town - its challenges and attributes. I really enjoy working with women who are different from me and bringing so many new and interesting points of view to our grant review process. MOst importantly, I really love being a part of something much bigger than myself - helping to give away over $200,000 in one night is a rush.

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continuing to exmain our processes to make them better for the Non-Profit Organizations and our members. Striving to be as transparent and ethical in all situations.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

In crease our visibilty in our community so we can get more members and thus give away more grant dollars to NPOs.

February 13, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 13, 2011

Just over a year ago, on Cincinnati's NPR station, I was reminded about Impact 100. The organization was not unknown to me. I had heard about Wendy Steele and power of women creating opportunities for grants that transformed charitable organizations. I joined and worked on one of the grant commuties. The money provided to two groups last year convinced me that the pillars of Impact 100 can and must be sustained. The work of Impact 100 changes communites and lives. My experience led me to start recruiting others to the organization.

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Past recipients have changed themselves and our community. When I know that I am helping organizations that serve the most vulnerable in society, I feel I am making a difference.

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Changing an organizational structure, takes a deep knowledge of its workings and machinations. I am not that experienced at this time. I am involved and joined the board because I was drawn to its positives. I have yet to discover where it needs to be "shored up."

February 11, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 11, 2011

I have been a member of Impact 100 since it was founded 10 years ago in Cincinnati, OH and I continue to be enriched by my experiences with this wonderful philanthropic organization. I initially was attracted to the idea of women joining together to make a difference in our community – pooling their financial resources and their collective wisdom to decide where funds are needed most. I love the Impact 100 model where 100% of the membership dollars go directly back out into our community in the form of $100,000+ transformational grants to deserving non-profit programs in the Greater Cincinnati area. Over time I became more and more involved in helping Impact 100’s mission and vision, leading grant reviews, enrolling new members eventually serving as board President. I am now a retired board member helping with outreach and start-ups in new cities. With each year I've gained more knowledge about the needs of our community and the incredible non-profit organizations developing programs to better meet these needs. I've been impressed with the quality of the grant requests we've gotten and the diligence of all Impact 100 members in reviewing and selecting those most deserving of funding each year. Over the past 10 years, Impact 100 grants been able to change numerous lives for the better and I’m proud to have been a part of these efforts. I believe that there's incredible power in the collective giving and wisdom of all the Impact 100 members involved in this process. I love the amazing, dedicated, charitably-minded women I’ve met through my experience with Impact 100 (in Cincinnati – and ‘sister’ cities throughout the U.S.) – they all truly inspire me.

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I've personally grown in my understanding and appreciation for the tremendous non-profit work going on in the Greater Cincinnati area. It's been extremely gratifying to have provided funds for new programs across the areas of Health & Wellness, Family, Education, Culture and Environment - assisting many under-served populations within our community.

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I only hope that Impact 100 can continue to get the word out to other women to join/get involved so we can create even more positive change in the future through expanding our membership and being able to award more grants.

February 10, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 10, 2011

I joined Impact 100 last year after attending the year end presentation the prior year. I didn't expect to get involved much until I was talking to a friend about the group. She commented that I seemed really committed to this organization and the intention to make an Impact on Cincinnati. This was the push I needed to join a grant review group. It was exciting to work with so many bright women, all of whom want to make things better for these non-profits who are applying for our help. It is so great on the big "voting" night to see so many smart and energetic women in the city, all with the same goal: to make our money count toward a very specific goal/project that will help those right here in our own backyard.

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being a part of the election process where we decide who gets the money needed to complete thier project.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

like to see more women involved.

February 10, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 10, 2011

I've been a member of Impact100 for about 3 years and so happy that I found the organization. The women in the group have the biggest philanthropic hearts. I've made some outstanding friendships through the group and found a way that my donation can have a huge impact on the Cincinanti community by being pooled with everyone's donation. The changes and impacts that we've been able to make on organizations and individuals through our combined grants each year is amazing. If we could only get more members and touch more lives with the grants each year. There are so many organizations in need!

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Just being a member and seeing how our $1,000 donation has such an impact on the winners of our grants year after year is a huge personal impact.

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If I could make a change, I would try to help Impact100 find a way to get more women involved. We've tried many things but there has to be more women out there that are interested in becoming members.

February 10, 2011
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Review from Guidestar
February 10, 2011
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It's been a few years that I've heard about the Impact 100 organization and the grants they provide to deserving non-profits each year, but it was not until last year that I personally became involved. The heart of this organization is huge and the women that run it are so passionate about making a difference in our community.

Each year, Impact 100 hosts an Annual Celebration giving the chosen finalists the opportunity to tell the community why they feel they should be the deserving non-profit to be awarded $100,000. These stories are so "real" and heartfelt, a few had me in tears. I'm looking forward to participating again this year and plan to get more involved.

All women involved in Impact 100 truly "Make A Difference"!

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My non-profit organization was the proud recipient of the Impact 100 Grant two years ago. This grant allowed us to take our Student Enterprise program in five new urban schools, teaching the essential concepts of economics and financial education to elementary students.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would get more young professionals involved. Recently, the organization has allowed you to join a "group" to split the contribution among other like minded women, but you have to share that vote. It would be great if we each could make an individual vote on the deserving non-profit.

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