Yet another successful Impact 100 kick-off event has been logged in the books thanks to member Jenni Kirby, our guest speaker Linda Nash, and all of our member volunteers.
Many familiar and new faces mingled with each other all while surveying the wall-to-wall work of so many talented, local artists—and that was just in the first hour. Our packed program was kicked off by our Chair, Jill Lemon, who provided members with an interpretive view on Impact 100’s current operating model, outlining the reasons for undergoing an strategic planning process. The strategic planning research cemented our need to maintain membership accessibility with tiered giving levels, provide more opportunities for membership involvement, and deepen our nonprofit community outreach.
While none of the committee’s recommendations were revealed at this event, Jill noted that the committee is in the process of developing a comprehensive communication plan that will spell out these exciting changes for our members throughout the 2017-2018 season. This portion of the evening’s program gave way to our guest speaker, Linda Nash, who shared her own experiences with handling change and organizational pivots in her professional endeavors. Linda explained that every successful organization—for-profit or otherwise—necessitates new approaches to remain viable and sustainable and relevant in this ever-changing society. We couldn’t agree more, Linda!
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