HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
There are so many ways for you to get involved with Impact 100 SRQ. As a new organization we will be creating many roles. We look forward to having a large diverse group of women join us in developing an amazing Impact 100 organization in Sarasota.
Contact Membership Engagement if anything strikes you, or if you have ideas to share.
We love our volunteers and we welcome your thoughts.
ATTEND THE ANNUAL MEETING
Once you have made the commitment to join Impact 100 SRQ, we look forward to having you attend the annual meeting where your votes will determine the grant winners.
MEMBERSHIP TO IMPACT100 SRQ
Educating the public about Impact 100 SRQ and our mission is a year-round task and our members are our best ambassadors. Our best membership recruitment tool is the enthusiasm shown by our members.
FOCUS AREA COMMITTEE
All members are invited to join one of our Focus Area Committees (FACs) which review and evaluate grant application that is submitted. Every year we create one committee for each of our five focus areas: Arts & Culture, Family & Education, Environment, Recreation & Preservation, Health & Wellness.
Serving on a FAC is one of the most significant ways to participate. You will learn about the needs in our community and about our grants process. These committees meet four or five times to perform in-depth reviews of grant applications, conduct site visits and selecting finalists per focus area to be voted on by the entire membership. You can choose a FAC based on the focus area or by the convenience of the time and meeting location.
Help us raise funds for operations and events by securing sponsorships, donations and event hosts. Or if possible, make a donation of $100 or more to support an event yourself.
REACH OUT TO NON-PROFITS TO APPLY FOR GRANTS
Encourage non-profit organizations that you support to attend our Nonprofit Workshop to learn more about our mission and how to apply for our grant(s).
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
Impact hosts a number of events each year, including our Annual Meeting, Grant Workshops, Focus Area Committee Meetings, Membership Events, etc. It takes a diverse group of volunteers to make these events happen for us. Volunteer your time, something fun, light, social or networking.
SHARE YOUR PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE
From time to time, we call upon our members for their professional advice. Do you have expertise in any of the following areas?
Accounting & Finance: Assist with review of financial data on grant applications prior to committee meetings. Assist with accounting or financial questions on occasion if needed.
Commercial Construction Expertise: Assist with reviewing of construction requirements in grant proposals prior to committee meetings.
Legal Expertise: Assist by providing legal assistance if/when the need arises.
Technology: The backbone of every organization these days is technology and the applications that help to run the day-to-day business. Impact 100 SRQ needs help at all skill and experience levels to keep the systems running. Some areas of need are:*Website design and hosting & content updates: Assist with website design, content updates and implementations.
If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, we would LOVE to hear from you. Please email Membership Engagement for more information.