*Committees - Volunteer Menu*

Focus Area Committees

Members of Focus Area Committees are responsible for review of grant applications and site visits with applicants.  Each committee then selects finalists. These committees meet early September through mid-October.  Members can sign up for these committees HERE.  There are five focus area committees:

·      Arts & Culture
·      Education
·      Environment, Recreation & Preservation
·      Family 
·      Health & Wellness

Standing Committees

The following Standing Committees meet throughout the year. Members volunteer their talents and time to handle all of the duties and responsibilities needed by Impact100 of Northwest Florida, Inc. There is no paid staff so volunteers are very much appreciated and needed.  We can tailor your volunteer service to your availability.  

Membership Standing Committees

The membership standing committees handle all aspects of building community relationships and partnerships,  member enrollment and member engagement, as well as event coordination. These three areas each have a different focus but work closely together. Key areas and tasks include:  

    *Community Engagement: 
Connecting with the community to develop strong relationships to build support for the Impact100 NWF mission.  The committee seeks out potential corporate sponsors/business partners and other donors by requesting financial support or in-kind donations of services, venues, door prizes or food and beverages.   If you would like more information, please send an email to:  communitypartners@impactnwf.org 

    *Event Coordination:
Planning and executing Membership Enrollment & Informational Events, Membership Number Reveal, Grant Finalist Reveal (in coordination with the Grants Committee), as well as Member Summer Socials.  Help with one event or all--your choice!  There are many tasks involved in hosting the events from the beginning stages of planning to greeting attendees, working sign-in tables and clean-up after events.  If you would like more information, please send an email to:  events@impactnwf.org

    *Membership Engagement: 
Supporting and engaging current and future members on an ongoing basis to foster member retention.  Specific tasks involve sending postcards to all renewing and new members, following up with guests from Enrollment & Informational events, calling new members to welcome them and answering questions that members may have.  If you would like more information, please send an email to:  membership@impactnwf.org

Marketing and Communication Committee

The Marketing and Communication Committee coordinates and executes all marketing and communication functions with the goal of relaying a cohesive message to members, potential members, corporate sponsors/business partners and the community about the mission and activities of Impact100 NWF.  Responsibilities include developing a marketing and communications strategy, creating and sharing talking points and messaging for the organization, communicating event information, creating event registrations, communicating all Annual Meeting information to members and sharing applicable information with the media.  Methods used include print & social media, newsletters,  member broadcast emails and texts, as well as use of the member management system and website.  If you would like to know more about this committee, please send an email to:  communication@impactnwf.org

Technical Support and Website Committee:

The Technical Support and Website Committee is responsible for assisting members with tech support so that they can fully utilize the Impact100 NWF member management system (MMS), ensuring that all members have either logged in to our system or have been otherwise informed about how to vote at the Annual Meeting for grant recipients.  This committee also keeps our website up to date and engaging.  You do not need any programming experience. If you would like more information, please send an email to:  techsupport@impactnwf.org 

Grants Committee

The Grants Committee plans, executes and facilitates the entire grant process.  This includes nonprofit outreach, grant workshops, revising and making necessary changes to our Letter of Intent Form & Grant Application, and all aspects of the grant review process.  This committee meets year round.  Key areas and tasks include:

    *Nonprofit Outreach and Grant Workshops:
Sharing our grant application process with nonprofits in Okaloosa and Walton Counties, helping to maintain an up to date nonprofit contact list, building relationships with nonprofits, assisting in building content for grant workshops and facilitation of those workshops.  If you would like more information, please send an email to:  nonprofits@impactnwf.org

    *Grant Review:
Identifying Focus Area Committee (FAC) Chairs & Co-Chairs, updating training materials for those chairs and FAC members to provide the most comprehensive and professional review of applications possible, facilitating training of FAC Chairs, Co-Chairs & FAC members, uploading grant application information to the member management system for each Focus Area, as well as keeping the Letter of Intent form and Grant Application up to date.  If you would like more information, please send an email to: grants@impactnwf.org

Finance Committee

The primary responsibility of the Finance Committee is to provide financial vetting of the Grant Applications.  The financial review process assists the Focus Area Committees in preparation for grant review and site visits by providing insight into the longevity of the organization and assessing the ability of an organization to carry out the proposed project. The time frame for this is usually in July.  If you would like more information, please send an email to:  finance@impactnwf.org

Annual Meeting Committee

The Annual Meeting Committee is responsible for planning and executing the Annual Meeting/Big Give Event. The Annual Meeting is hosted by the Board of Directors (BOD) and is the event where the Impact100 Northwest Florida Members vote on the grant recipients. This committee meets from late summer until the Annual Meeting in early November.  Tasks include but are not limited to:  selecting the venue & coordinating all aspects of the event with the venue staff, preparing print media, social media & press releases, selecting a photographer and coordinating the "shots list", coordinating decor, preparing for & finding members to work check-in/set-up/decorating, soliciting for door prize items, and providing grant finalist hospitality.  This event takes many volunteers--there is something for everyone to help with.   If you would like more information, please send an email to:  annualmeeting@impactnwf.org