The Power of One

Volunteer

There are so many ways you can get involved as a member in IMPACT 100 Owensboro. Tell us how you want to help (Fill out the Volunteer Form).

1. Attend the Annual Meeting

Once you have made the commitment to join IMPACT 100, the most basic thing you can do to get involved is attend the annual meeting so you can vote for the grant winners. If you cannot attend, then send in an absentee ballot. We will email a link or send you a paper copy prior to the meeting to all members.

2.    Talk about IMPACT and help us recruit members
Educating the public about IMPACT 100 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.

  • Invite your friends to join you at a Membership Recruitment Event during the Winter (February through March). Send an email listing dates and locations of upcoming events. Most people are more likely to attend if invited personally by someone they know.

3.    Join a Focus Group
All members are invited to join one of our Focus Group (FGs) which review and evaluate grant applications submitted to IMPACT 100 Owensboro. Every year we create at least 5 FGs. Serving on a FG is one of the most meaningful ways to participate in IMPACT. You will learn about the needs in our community and about our grant process. These committees meet four or five times in July and August, performing in-depth reviews of grant applications, conducting site visits and selecting a finalist to be voted on by the entire membership in October. You can choose a FG based on the convenience of the time and meeting location. Sign up for a Focus Group.  Sign-Ups will begin at the Membership REVEAL Meeting in April.

4. Fundraising Assistance
Help us raise funds for operations and events by securing sponsorships, donations and event hosts. Or if possible, make a donation of $10 or more to help support an event yourself.

5.  Reach out to Nonprofits to Apply for Grants
Encourage nonprofit organizations that you support to attend our Nonprofit Grant Writing Workshop in April and complete a grant application by June 5.

6. Volunteer Your Time
IMPACT hosts a number of events each year, including our Annual Meeting, Grant Workshop, Focus Group Meetings, Membership Events etc. It takes a diverse group of volunteers to make these events happen for us.

  • Welcome Committee: Volunteers may be asked to provide assistance at Sign-In or Beverage Table at the various events.
  • Food for Events: Volunteers may be asked to bring a dish such as an appetizer or dessert to events.
  • Telephone Committee: Volunteers may be asked to assist with making phone calls to members or nonprofits on an as-needed basis.
  • Miscellaneous Committee:  If you are one of those willing and able individuals who have extra time and would like to help out however possible, we would appreciate having you on our “catch all” committee when we need an extra hand for something.

7. Share your Professional Expertise
 From time to time, we call upon our members for their professional advice.

  • Accounting & Finance: Assist with review of financial data on grant applications prior to FG 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 Owensboro needs help at all skill and experience levels to keep the systems running.
  • Website design and hosting & content updates:  Assist with website design, content updates and implementations when called upon to help.
  • Software systems and data integration:  Assist with the management of our member or grant databases, help with strategic technology evaluations and decisions on new or existing data management systems.
  • Graphic Design Skills: Assist by sharing your expertise to create graphics for print and digital advertising, website, advertising specialties, newsletters and other printed materials.
  • Photography Skills: Assist by taking pictures at the membership and/or nonprofit events that would be shared with both the media and IMPACT 100 Owensboro’s publications.
  • Communications: Communication is critical to our organization’s success. We need members who are creative, strategic thinkers, writers or just plain doers. Also, those members who have the ability to help with free publicity are always needed.
  • Public Relations, Writing, Publicity:  Assist with writing of press releases, content for print or email publications, IMPACT newsletter and other communications. Help create marketing materials. Assist with Historian duties.
  • Social Media:  Assist with keeping our blogs, tweets or posts about IMPACT 100 Owensboro up to date.

Please complete the Volunteer Form (click here) and tell us how you can share your skills and passions with IMPACT 100. The form has boxes to check for Volunteer and Expertise opportunities. Our volunteer coordinators will get in touch with you regarding your choices and connect you with the appropriate board member to get you started on your way to being more involved with your IMPACT.