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Call for Board Nominations

Over its ten-year life, Impact100 Philadelphia has been guided by a Board of dedicated member-volunteers. As we move into the next decade of our amazing organization, our accomplishments are limited only by our membership and their willingness to volunteer their time to take on leadership positions. Members, please consider volunteering to serve on the Impact100...

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International Women’s Day Forum at Clarivate Analytics

Photo: Robyn Herman and Kathy Schlesinger joined representatives from Women in Transition and Soroptimist to discuss collective philanthropy and hands-on community engagement. On International Women’s Day, March 8, Impact100 Philadelphia was delighted to introduce our organization to dozens of women at Clarivate Analytics, a research technology firm in Center City, that held a special nonprofit...

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Member profile: Ginger Sabia

Ginger Sabia has game and grit. Her first career goal, to play professional tennis, came from whacking thousands of tennis balls cross-court and down the line in her native Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In the nascent years of women’s professional sports, Ginger traveled the country as a top-ranked player and fierce competitor. However, a series of...

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It Takes Team Work

Nearly two hundred of our members will be meeting in teams this week to discuss Full Proposals and determine which applicants will receive Site Visits. Individually, members have already devoted countless hours to carefully reading proposals and taking notes. And now, it’s time to be collaborative and collectively evaluate. At the first Team Meetings, the question...

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Member profile: Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong did a little soul-searching last fall. She had been an Impact100 Philadelphia member for a decade. Was this still the right organization for her? When hitting a milestone, Karen’s philosophy is to “take a look back and a look ahead to see if you’re where you need to be.” She researched other collective...

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Grants Process Training

On the evening of Monday, January 28, 70 new and returning members of Impact100 Philadelphia’s Focus Area Committees ventured into the bitter cold and gathered at Friends Central Upper School for a training sponsored by the Grants Planning Committee. The training began with a presentation by Toby Gang and Renee Applegate, Grants Co- Chairs. They...

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POP Update

The Philadelphia Orchard Project, or POP, was a recipient of a $43,500 operating grant at Impact100 Philadelphia’s June 2018 Annual Meeting and Engagement Fair. POP and their partners transform neglected or underutilized land in Philadelphia into beautiful community spaces providing fresh fruit for city residents. Since 2007, they have worked with community groups to plan...

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FAC Participation

Every year Impact100 Philadelphia members report that one of the most meaningful aspects of their experience is service on a Focus Area Committee. This year over 200 members are signed up to read grant proposals, analyze financial data, meet with nonprofit leaders in our community, and visit dozens of worthy organizations. It is a wonderful...

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And so, the process begins!

Impact100 Philadelphia has hit the ground running with the start of our grants review process. While many of us were toasting the New Year, our Grants Co-Chairs Toby Gang and Renee Applegate sorted through hundreds of letters of inquiry from nonprofits in the Philadelphia area and divided them among committees of Impact100 Philadelphia readers. These...

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Kate Houstoun: A giver with an entrepreneurial spirit

Having lived in the city most of her life, Kate Houstoun was drawn to Impact100 Philadelphia when she moved to the suburbs and hoped to meet women who shared her commitment to fighting poverty in the region. The Wyndmoor resident loves the “messiness” that comes with collective giving. “Collective giving is beautiful,” said Kate, “but...

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