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.