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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 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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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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March 03, 2019 - Member Spotlight, Membership

Member Spotlight: Amreen Rajabali

Member Spotlight: Amreen Rajabali

It was in 2018 at a member coffee she attended with her friend Kimberly Klein where Amreen Rajabali first heard Rebecca Powers’s powerful story of how she started Impact Austin.

“I was in tears as Rebecca talked about her brother’s death and how in the aftermath she started the organization as an outlet to help others. It was a revelatory moment for me because...

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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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October 23, 2018 - Grants, Membership, Save the Date

GRC Why?

GRC Why?

If you’re new to Impact Austin, or you’ve simply never served on a Grant Review Committee (GRC), you might be wondering if participating this year is right for YOU.  Maybe so! Here are some points to consider.

On a GRC, you’ll experience grantmaking first-hand. In June, we’ll vote to award three Program Grants and one Catalyst Grant, each for $100,000. Until...

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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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