Volunteer Opportunities for Members

Impact 100 Garden State offers a variety of opportunities for engagement and members can choose their individual level of involvement. We welcome volunteers for specific one-time roles as well as those interested in working with us throughout the membership and/or grant season.  Here are just a few ideas…

  • Review grants and learn about nonprofits by serving on a Grant Committee
  • Attend or help plan one of our education or engagement events
  • Invite a friend to a (virtual) prospective members gathering or member-guest event

Please review the list of volunteer opportunities and email us at: volunteer@impact100gardenstate.org.

Volunteer Opportunities for 2020-2021

Grant Operations

Help to evaluate incoming grant applications, participate in site visits and recommend finalists. All team members receive in-depth training on how to review and evaluate grant applications submitted by nonprofits in our area. Grant work begins in January / February with training and culminates with finalist selections in May and preparation for the Annual Awards Meeting in June.

Nonprofit Outreach

Communicate Impact 100 GS’s grant goals, guidelines and application process to nonprofits in our service area. The team develops, coordinates, and runs all aspects of Nonprofit Information sessions which are held in the fall prior to the application deadline in February. Assist with any Impact 100 GS events that involve previous grant recipients.

Grant Administration

Meet with grant recipients to develop and sign a Grant Agreement once the grants have been awarded. Thereafter, meet regularly with recipients to manage and review progress of the grant and maintain on-going relationships. Provide grant reporting updates to the leadership team.

Membership Recruitment and Retention

Oversee membership enrollment and renewals plans and hosts prospective member gatherings and helps to make connections with individuals and organizations interested in hearing about Impact 100. Follow up with current members to renew their membership. Help to maintain data regarding invitations, RSVP’s, and our member database.

Membership Engagement

Oversee committees that offer opportunities for members to be involved and connected at a variety of levels of commitment:

Ambassadors
Welcome and guide new members

One & Done
Take on one-time or short term commitments such as mailings, packet assembly, registering / welcoming attendees at an event, etc

Education
Plan and implement presentations, workshops, or volunteer opportunities for members

Finance

Help evaluate the financial condition of grant applicants, collect and log membership dues, gifts and sponsorship payments and develop long-range funding strategies for the organization. Prepare financial reports for review and discussion by the leadership team at its monthly meetings.

Marketing and Communication

Work to promote Impact 100 Garden State’s connection with grantees, keep members and the community informed and compose and disseminate strategic messaging via newsletter, email, and social media. Help with graphic design, social media content development, marketing strategy and materials, photography, and press relations.

Sponsorship

Help develop and maintain relationships with companies and individuals interested in supporting Impact 100 Garden State. Help cultivate donors wishing to support our infrastructure or sponsor our events.

Events

Help identify and secure meeting space, coordinate catering and assist with all logistics for member events and programs including setup and breakdown, collecting RSVP’s, and hosting at events (greet, register, direct, etc.)

Annual Awards

Help to plan and execute all details for the Annual Awards Meeting in June including securing a location, food and beverage, invitations, program booklet, etc. Meetings are limited with most activity occurring in the spring.

IT

Evaluate, prioritize, and address our technology needs and manage the website. Assist in the development of an annual IT plan, evaluate IT software and services, and recommend procedures for database development.