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We did it!  We reached 250 members for 2022! 

Your participation enables us to award two $100,000 grants, and two $25,000 grants to smaller organizations for a total of $250,000 in transformational grants.  The non-profits listed below were chosen from the over 80 organizations that submitted a letter of intent and are busy writing a full application due September 16 that includes financials and use of funds.  Learn more at an upcoming virtual  “lunch and learn” where Grants Committee Chairperson Tiffany Coursey gives a status update and announces our semi-finalists. Watch your email for the announcement of the date and time. Site visits take place beginning October 3 and are open to all members. 



Socialize and network with your fellow Impact100 Nashville members.  Hear from a past grant recipient!
Thursday, September 8 from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Thank you to Vaco, one of our amazing sponsors, who is hosting this event at their office space at
5501 Virginia Way, Suite 120, Brentwood, TN 37027 

Light food and beverages will be provided by Vaco.


We have a record number of new members for 2022.  To ensure that we understand your interests and desires for engagement, we have established “Buddy Groups” of 8 new members assigned to an Executive or Advisory Board member.  The groups are meeting for casual social interactions, and some groups are joining together.  Please let your buddy group leader know how we can best serve you!  

Invitation for all New Members to attend the New Member Event!
We welcome all new members to gather on Thursday, August 25 at the Grand Hyatt Rooftop Bar from 5-7 pm with a cash bar. 
All new members were sent an email calendar invitation to which you can reply.  If you have not replied but intend to go, or did not receive an email, please let us know at

Location:  Grand Hyatt Rooftop Bar, 1000 Broadway  

A new member “buddy group” has organized a paddle-boarding outing on Old Hickory Lake. No experience necessary! 

Event Date: September 10, 2022 at 8:30am

Event Address: Member home on Old Hickory Lake - address to be provided to confirmed attendees by Sept. 7

Event Contact: Dawn Riddle at

RSVP here   no later than September 7 so we have a headcount.
Email Dawn if you need to change your RSVP- we get it - life is like that. 

Calling Members to Serve

The Board of Directors is planning for 2023 and will soon be announcing openings on both the Executive Board and the Advisory Council.  

The Executive Board will be expanding in 2023 from 9 to 13 members.
Terms are three years and require full payment of dues plus an additional contribution toward organization operating expenses (minimum $100). 
As a working board, members are expected to serve on at least one committee, attend monthly board meetings and organization functions, contribute to the organization’s growth through solicitation of new members; introduction to businesses who could contribute financially to the organization.  

The Advisory Council is made up of individuals who are interested in contributing their time to grow the organization and its resources through assisting in membership development, corporate sponsorships, or other committees of the board.  The Council meets four times a year, and requires full membership plus an additional contribution toward organization operating expenses (minimum $100).

If interested in either opportunity, please watch your email for information about how to apply or nominate another individual.   If you wish to discuss with the nominating committee before committing, please send an email to

Would you like to support our 2016 grant recipient Retrieving Independence? 

Come, sit, stay, enjoy Nashville songwriters and raise a glass to Retrieving Independence’s 10th year anniversary at their first annual fundraiser.  Meet some amazing pups!

Tickets and more info are available HERE.  

We are grateful to our corporate sponsor, Vaco, for sponsoring our All Member Mixer on September 8.  Here is a little about the organization.

Vaco is a premier talent and solutions firm. Vaco connects people to their dream jobs and helps companies of all sizes find talent to grow their businesses.

At Vaco, we can help companies solve complex technical business problems or help you hire a new receptionist. Whether your talent related problem is large or small, we can help. The Impact100 Nashville members can utilize our recruiting services across IT, Finance and/or staffing to help support us. In addition, if you are looking to make a career change, please reach out to us and we can connect you with companies that are hiring in TN and across the country!

Why did Vaco choose to be a corporate sponsor for Impact100 Nashville?

Impact100 is a wonderful way to connect with like-minded members across the greater Nashville area, while simultaneously making meaningful contributions to improve the lives of our neighbors and to better our communities!

Is there a fun or interesting story about your company you like to tell? 

Vaco was founded in Brentwood, TN in 2002. Vaco (va – cō), means, to free oneself (Latin). The Vaco story begins with three rebellious veterans of bureaucratic “Big 4” accounting and staffing mega-conglomerates. Together, they set out to build a new kind of recruiting company: a place where the best and brightest would be free to reach their full potential, and where the most brilliant and passionate outlaws would happily choose to spend their entire careers. The mentality is that we all retire here!

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