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Impact Austin
May 26, 2010

With a very clear vision and mission, Impact Austin brings together some of the brightest, most thoughtful women in Austin. An annual donation of $1000 may seem like a lot of money, but the amount required is really right on target- $1000 is enough money to make a huge difference within a collective giving circle ($500,000 to the community each year), but not so much that the organization becomes exclusive (it's the equivalent of saving $44 a paycheck- so really, you can do it). This has helped to create a diverse, egalitarian, inclusive community of women who really care about the success of our community partners. As a member, I feel tied to something much bigger than myself(I know I only put in $1000, but i FEEL like I am personally giving away five $100,000 grants each year), and I rest easy knowing that the grant evaluation process is world class and transparent

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

IA has made me a much more educated community member and philanthropist. I am better educated on the overall needs of the community and have strong ties and interest in each community partner that has been awarded a grant.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The education- of the needs in the community and of feeling personally tied to the non-profits we research- those who are ultimately awarded a grant and those who go through the entire application process.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Intelligent, well-spoken, respectful, professional and thoughtful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It would be great to hire a salaried Executive Director and also to have a facility where all of our annual meetings, focus area committees, discovery days, and Girls Giving Grants meetings could consistently convene.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I lead a Focus Area Committee, a group of 25 women charged with vetting out the top two grant applications in a particular catergory.