August 16, 2019 - Grants, Highlights, Organizational Update

Social Innovation Grant Cycle Now Open

Social Innovation Grant Cycle Now Open

Each year in June, Impact Austin awards high-impact Program Grants in three focus areas – Community, Education, and Health and Well-Being. At the same time, we award our Catalyst Grant, which funds capacity building to strengthen and grow nonprofit organizations.

Coming up in November 2019, Impact Austin will offer our first-ever Social Innovation Grant (SIG)....

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July 16, 2019 - Impact Through Involvement, Member Spotlight, Membership, Volunteering

Member Spotlight: Board President Susan Palombo

Member Spotlight: Board President Susan Palombo

When Susan Palombo moved to Austin with her husband from Minneapolis four years ago, Impact Austin kept coming up in conversations with people she met.

“I had been involved in a lot of community service and board work in Minnesota, and I loved that dimension of my life. When I got to Austin, so many people said, ‘You have to get connected with Impact Austin. You...

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June 15, 2019 - Member Spotlight, Membership, Organizational Update, Volunteering

Celebrating Board President Lauren Paver and Her Inspiring Leadership

Celebrating Board President Lauren Paver and Her Inspiring Leadership

Impact Austin Board President Lauren Paver has a knack for helping organizations achieve their goals. In her professional life, she’s a consultant who works with $5 million to $30 million entities experiencing rapid growth that need help strategizing, turning strategy into operating plans and leveling up their talent and operations along the way.

“Companies hire...

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May 31, 2019 - Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Janice Friesen

Member Spotlight: Janice Friesen

Janet Friesen is a great person to know if you need computer guidance (like how to organize your digital photos or create a website) or social media help. At this past Discovery Day, for example, she was able to provide on-the-spot, simplified directions for a marketing committee member who was new to Instagram stories. She obviously has a knack for helping...

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May 23, 2019 - Member Spotlight, Membership

Member Spotlight: Faiza Khan

Member Spotlight: Faiza Khan

Faiza Khan has viewed the world through an international perspective since she was just weeks old. After being born in Pakistan, she moved to Zimbabwe when she was six weeks old and lived with her physician mother and international banker father. She remembers a wonderful childhood in the small African country. 

“Zimbabwe is amazing. Growing up in there, I can’t...

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May 02, 2019 - Girls Giving Grants, Impact Through Involvement, Member Spotlight, Membership, Volunteering

Celebrating Moms and Daughters Making an Impact Together

Celebrating Moms and Daughters Making an Impact Together

Many mothers and daughters share a special bond and often do things together. But these three mom and daughter duos also share something really important in common. They all give back to their community through Impact Austin! In celebration of Mother's Day and Impact Austin, here are the inspiring stories of these mother/daughter members:

Carol Dochen (Mom) and...

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July 27, 2019 - Impact Through Involvement, Membership

Members Connect Impact Austin to Opportunities, Partnerships, Funding

Members Connect Impact Austin to Opportunities, Partnerships, Funding

Member. Donor. Volunteer. Connector. You might be all of these at Impact Austin!

Every Impact Austin member has relationships, colleagues, and affiliations outside of Impact Austin.  Some of us introduce these contacts as new members.  Wonderful! But our connections might also provide links to strategic partnerships or grants or other opportunities.  Read how...

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June 28, 2019 - Impact Through Involvement, Organizational Update, Volunteering

A Greeting to Members from Impact Austin President Susan Palombo

A Greeting to Members from Impact Austin President Susan Palombo

Aahh.  Summer!  The change of seasons provides such a wonderful dichotomy:  the comfort of the predictable juxtaposed with the promise and hope of change.  At Impact Austin, we have just ended our traditional grants season—our predictable and repeatable process of the grant review committees’ work leading to our collective member selection of our new Community...

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June 26, 2019 - Member Spotlight, Organizational Update

MEET OUR NEW DIRECTORS

MEET OUR NEW DIRECTORS
Four Members Join Impact Austin’s Board

Impact Austin’s Governance Committee approved a new slate of volunteers joining for three-year board terms beginning with the FY 2020 year. We welcome our new directors and thank them in advance for their service.  We also say thanks to retiring directors Rebecca Powers and Mary Blegen.

Deanna DeHaven joins the...

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May 01, 2019 - Highlights, Impact Through Involvement, IMPACT-edu, Membership, Organizational Update

Impact Incubator Begins!

Impact Incubator Begins!

By Robin Loving, Leadership Austin Fellow

Wow! When I aimed to work with women, philanthropy, and legacy giving, I could not have imagined a better fit than Impact Austin. Impact Austin women universally seek to tackle big issues in new ways by leveraging collective resources, thought leadership, and data-driven grantmaking.

Since I began working in March to...

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