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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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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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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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April 18, 2019 - Grants, Impact Through Involvement, Member Spotlight, Volunteering

Member Spotlight: Jessica Odeyemi, Chair, Social Innovation Grant Committee

Member Spotlight: Jessica Odeyemi, Chair, Social Innovation Grant Committee

The first time Jessica Odeyemi flew on an airplane was when she was 17 and went to visit Princeton University, where she’d been accepted for the class of 2009. Her experience at Princeton, where she majored in mechanical and aerospace engineering, was transformational for the girl from Missouri City, Texas (near Houston). “I was surrounded by so many intelligent...

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January 16, 2019 - Event Recap, Impact Through Involvement, IMPACT-edu

ELEVATING DIVERSITY. ENSURING INCLUSION.

ELEVATING DIVERSITY. ENSURING INCLUSION.

Discovery Day attendees were wowed and inspired by Toya Cirica Bell’s keynote presentation on January 12, 2019. Her timing was key, as Impact Austin just launched a Strategic Plan that calls for diversity and inclusion among our membership, our Community Partners, and the Central Texas neighbors we impact with grant funding.

In our first 15 years, Impact Austin...

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January 08, 2019 - Impact Through Involvement, Member Spotlight, Volunteering

Impact Austin Member Spotlight on Linda Yang

Impact Austin Member Spotlight on Linda Yang

New members are the lifeblood of Impact Austin, infusing innovative ideas and energy to support our mission to transform the Austin community through collective giving. As one of Impact Austin’s brand new members, Linda Yang has already jumped in to provide valuable insight on the marketing committee and is serving as one of the co-chairs of Discovery Day on...

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December 10, 2018 - Impact Through Involvement, Membership, Organizational Update, Volunteering

Membership: What a Journey!

Membership: What a Journey!
MEMBERSHIP: WHAT A JOURNEY!

A journey begins with the first step. A member takes her first step with Impact Austin when she joins us. Where will her journey go next?  What are her opportunities ahead?

Until recently, Impact Austin’s membership efforts focused primarily on recruitment and a follow-up orientation. These have been amazingly successful, thanks to...

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July 25, 2018 - Impact Through Involvement, Membership, Volunteering

GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND: VOLUNTEER LEADERS HONORED BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND: VOLUNTEER LEADERS HONORED BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Author: Lauren Paver, President

On June 25, the Board of Directors hosted a special event that honored Impact Austin volunteers for fueling the organization’s member-powered engine. Special thanks and recognition were given to the following ‘Wonder Women’ for above-and-beyond contributions. These ladies didn’t just apply their talents to our mission but also...

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