I am a proud member of a local women’s collective giving group. Impact100 South Jersey is one of an increasing number of such groups around the country and the world. Ours is volunteer-run, made up of diverse women, and is growing every year.
Besides being a philanthropic multiplier, Impact100 is a powerful networking and leadership building tool. Members who manage various committees lead others toward a shared goal without the leverage of a paycheck. They must inspire others to action. To do so, they must know, tell and re-tell the Impact100 story with passion.
Our group is a wonderful demonstration of women working together harmoniously and successfully. In only two years, we have donated $229,000 to our local community. In 2017, the Collective Giving Research Group estimated that giving circles grew significantly, generating about 1.29 billion dollars.