Member FAQ

What is Impact100 Greater Milwaukee?

Impact100 Greater Milwaukee is a nonprofit organization comprised of women who donate $1,100 annually.  $1,000 of the donation is returned to the Greater Milwaukee area through grants.  Our goal is to pool our resources and award one or more $100,000 grants each year to nonprofit organizations in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties.

Who are the members of Impact100 Greater Milwaukee?

Impact100 is open to women, at least 21 years old, who wish to help the Greater Milwaukee area. Impact100 is a diverse group of women who contribute $1,100 annually to maintain their membership in any given year. Members are not required to live in the Greater Milwaukee area.

Why should I consider being an Impact100 Greater Milwaukee member?

As women, we lead busy lives, but are we busy making an impact?  This is your opportunity to come together with other women to award a nonprofit organization a transformative grant that makes a lasting impact on our community.

Does Impact100 Greater Milwaukee have a conflict of interest policy?

Yes. We require directors, officers and members to sign a Conflict of Interest disclosure annually.

What is required of individual members of Impact100 Greater Milwaukee?

You must be a woman at least 21 years old. You must donate $1,100 annually. While these are our only formal requirements, we encourage you to make an informed and thoughtful decision when you vote for the grant recipients at the June Annual Awards Celebration. In addition, we invite you to get more involved! Click here to volunteer.

Most importantly we need our members to spread the word about Impact100 to their friends and families. Tell A Friend.

How do I renew my membership?

To renew your membership, log into the Member Portal.  Select My Membership under the drop down menu on the right.  Once this is selected your membership will populate. Now select Renew Now.  You will then be asked for credit card payment. If you want to pay by check, select pay later.  Don’t forget to update your volunteer/contact information. 

Can men join Impact100 Greater Milwaukee?

Men are welcome to become Friends of Impact100 Greater Milwaukee. Men may donate on behalf of the women in their lives so that those women can become Impact100 Greater Milwaukee members. Donations may be made in honor or memory of an individual.

How does Impact100 Greater Milwaukee stay in touch with its members?

We communicate with our members by email, social media and the Impact100 Greater Milwaukee website. We may also send some communications by U.S. mail.

Is my donation to Impact100 Greater Milwaukee tax-deductible?

Yes. Contributions are tax-deductible for the year in which the donation was made. Impact100 Greater Milwaukee is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Once I join, how long is my membership in Impact100 Greater Milwaukee?

Each $1,100 donation provides membership for one year’s grant cycle. Women who donate by December 31 of any year are eligible to vote at the Annual Awards Celebration in June of the following year.

I would like to contribute more than $1,100. Do I get more than one vote?

No. Impact100 Greater Milwaukee’s founding principle is “one woman, one vote”.

How can I be a part of Impact100 Greater Milwaukee if I can’t make the $1,100 contribution?

You can become a Friend of Impact100 Greater Milwaukee and play a very important role in our organization. All Friends’ donations are tax deductible. While your Friends’ donation does not provide you voting rights, your contribution helps support our mission of awarding transformative grants in our community.

How are operational and membership expenses covered?

Included in each member’s annual donation of $1,100 is $100, which is used to cover operational costs (website, mailings, professional services, etc.). In addition, we receive sponsorships, donations from Friends of Impact100 Greater Milwaukee and in-kind donations.

Do I have to live in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington or Waukesha County to join?

No. There are no residency requirements for membership.

Can I make an in-kind donation of services or products to cover my $1,100 donation?

No. However, we do accept in-kind donations to offset our operational costs.

If I’m unable to attend the Annual Awards Celebration, may I still cast my vote?

Yes. We strongly encourage attendance at the Annual Awards Celebration, however, you may also vote by absentee ballot. Prior to the Annual Awards Celebration, members receive information on each finalist in the five focus areas. Included in this information will be an absentee ballot and instructions on how to cast your vote before the meeting if you’re unable to attend.

My company matches funds for charitable donations. May I give $550 and have my company match it to make my total $1,100 donation?

Yes. However, membership becomes effective and voting rights accrue when the entire $1,100 is received by Impact100 Greater Milwaukee, no later than December 31.  Additionally, membership accrues only to the individual. Companies will not receive any voting or other membership rights.

Will you accept memberships or gifts charged on a credit card?

Yes! We accept online and credit card contributions, however an administrative fee is charged for the service.

Who is on the Board of Directors?

The Board of Directors of Impact100 Greater Milwaukee is an all volunteer, working board since there are no paid employees. The women on the Board of Directors have diverse backgrounds and all are committed to carrying out the mission of Impact100  Greater Milwaukee.

How is Impact100 Greater Milwaukee affiliated with other national Impact100 groups?

Impact100 Greater Milwaukee is the first Impact100 organization in Wisconsin and 28th among the United States and Australia. The original organization was founded in 2001 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Click here to see a list of Impact100s around the world. We do not pay fees, have official ties or obligations to any other Impact100 program.