Impact100 Houston needs YOU and YOUR TALENTS! Our work will be better with your commitment of time, passion, and expertise. We are thrilled to share the many ways you can get involved, learn new skills, and build friendships with other dedicated members.
As a volunteer-run organization with no paid staff members, our work is only possible because of our members.
Where Can I Get Involved?
Explore the opportunities available below to find a match for your skills, interests, and schedule.
The fundraising committee raises the funds that allow us to fulfill our mission as a collective giving organization. Since 100% of every $1,000 donation goes directly to our non-profit grants, the fundraising committee is responsible for raising money to cover operating expenses (website, grants review software, account software, member software, printing, etc.) as well as off-set some of the costs associated with events.
Working closely with other committees, they create philanthropic education programs, build corporate partnerships and manage event sponsorships. The committee assists the Executive Committee with prospecting and solicitation, identify and connecting with corporations, foundations, community organizations, and individuals who have the capacity to give, helping Impact100 Houston progress our mission.
Fundraising is a strategic and forward-thinking committee for members interested in proactively growing Impact100 Houston’s mission by partnering with potential sponsors and donors.
Meets Tuesdays at 11a.m.
Impact100 Houston hosts three signature events a year: The Big Reveal, Meet the Finalists, and Annual Awards Celebration. As part of the Events Committee, you can volunteer for activities that prepare for the meeting such as overall event planning, venue or platform search, program and content development, speaker selection, communications planning, and video development.
Come bring your talents and work alongside other awesome women to pull of a GREAT event for members and community alike!
Meets Mondays at 11:30a.m.
Grant Review Committee
The Grant Review Committee stewards member contributions throughout the Impact100 Houston grant making process. Members join Focus Area Committees (sign up closes July 2, 2021) to learn about community needs, evaluate applications from nonprofits, and recommend finalists for the full membership vote at the Annual Awards Celebration.
Grant Review Committee members volunteer in leadership roles to support nonprofit applicants and grant recipients, engage with FAC members, and innovate and refine our grant making processes and systems. Joining the Grants Review Committee in any capacity is a wonderful way to better understand Impact100 Houston’s impact on our community in an up-close and personal way.
Meets Mondays from 12:15-1p.m.
Marketing and Communications Committee
Inspire, educate, and inform others by volunteering with Impact100 Houston’s Marketing and Communications Committee. The Committee is responsible for a wide range of initiatives, including: 1) develop and implement our marketing strategy and associated messaging; 2) broadcast Impact100 Houston’s philanthropic mission and community impact to our members, the nonprofit sector, and the community at large; 3) manage Impact100 Houston’s marketing assets and resources while developing new tools to help share our mission.
Volunteers share their time and talents (and may even develop new skills!) in a friendly and collaborative environment.
Meets every other Thursday at 12p.m.
Member Engagement Committee
The Member Engagement Committee is a wonderful way to get to know the members of Impact100 Houston. This committee develops programs to offer education and engagement opportunities with other members, the local community and other philanthropic education topics. As part of this committee, member ambassadors make themselves available at member events to answer questions and help new members get to know the organization and other members.
This committee works closely with the Member Recruitment and Fundraising Committees as well as Events Chairs to develop quality programs that connect, inform, and enlighten members all over the greater Houston area.
Meets every other Thursday at 7:30p.m.
Member Recruitment Committee
Members are the critical building block for everything we do. Without members we aren’t able to issue grants or continue to empower women as philanthropists.
As part of the Member Recruitment Committee, you will be charged with recruiting new members into the organization as well as retaining current Impact100 Houston members through membership renewals. Members of this committee develop and initiate programs and events, ranging from individual conversations to small gatherings to community-wide events. These events are not only a space for potential members to learn about Impact100 Houston, but also continue our philanthropic educational programming for ALL members.
This committee is a great way to meet Impact100 Houston members, and increase the depth of your membership.
Meets Wednesdays at 1p.m.
This engaged committee oversees the proper transparency and stewardship of our organization’s funds, to ensure the longterm financial stability of Impact100 Houston.
You don’t need to have an accounting background to join this committee, if you like order, process and numbers, you have found the right group!
Meets Tuesdays at 10a.m.
Ready to volunteer? Please contact our Member Engagement Chair at email@example.com.
Can I be part of the Grants process?
As a member, you are invited to volunteer as an active participant in the grant review process by serving on a Focus Area Committee (FAC) or the Community Investment Review Committee (CIRC). We have a system in place that standardizes the review process and makes it simple for volunteers with varying levels of grant review experience to contribute.
Focus Area Committee volunteers have the privilege and responsibility of reading the grant applications submitted by non-profit organizations. They also visit the organizations chosen to advance as semi-finalists. There are five Focus Area Committees, one for each focus area.
Community Investment Review Committee volunteers provide a financial review of the non-profits selected as potential finalists of the Impact100 Houston grant.
From July through October 2021, we estimate that focus area committee volunteers will spend 40 hours and community investment review committee members will spend 25 hours.
How can I contribute my ideas for member programs?
Throughout the year we offer member programming that includes local and philanthropic topics, volunteering projects, and opportunities to benefit from the shared expertise of our members. Have an idea you’d like to share? We welcome your thoughts about topics, speakers and volunteering opportunities we may want to consider.