impact

OVERVIEW

Impact2 is a program developed by JFM Consulting Group that uses a friendly story-telling competition to provide an opportunity for Detroit’s nonprofit organizations to win up to $50,000 in a variety of bundled pro bono services from a number of local, high quality small business and entrepreneurs.

The goal is to help build the capacity of nonprofit organizations and to increase their impact in the community. Impact2 also provides a vehicle for engaging local businesses and entrepreneurs in supporting Detroit’s nonprofit community, and for demonstrating the measurable social impact that these businesses are making.

APPLYING

NONPROFIT APPLICANTS: Any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Detroit that has been operating for at least two years is eligible to apply. Organizations that do not yet have 501(c)(3), but have been operating for at least two years may apply using a fiduciary. There are no restrictions in terms of annual budget. Nonprofit organizations that want to apply should use the link below to access the application. Applications will be accepted beginning January 9th, 2019 through February 13th, 2019.

SMALL BUSINESSES: Entrepreneurs and small businesses that wish to participate and provide pro bono services to nonprofit organizations should use the link below to complete a business profile application. Applications will be reviewed and matches with winning nonprofit organizations will be based on the needs of the winning nonprofit organization and interests and qualifications of local businesses.

STORYTELLING SLAM!

Five Impact2 semi-finalists will be selected by an Advisory Committee in February 2019. They will compete in the 2019 Story Slam on March 28, 2019, a fun evening at the historic Gem Theater to celebrate the contributions of Detroit’s nonprofit community. Support your nonprofit friends and colleagues and cast your vote for the Impact2 winners.

The 2019 semi-finalists will be announced on March 1, 2019.

THE COMPETITION

During the Story Slam competition, scheduled for March 28, 2019, semi-finalists will share compelling stories about the impact their organizations are making in the community. A panel of judges and attendees at the event will vote for three Impact2 winners. Check back for updates, including a link to RSVP to the event.

Each of the winning organizations will receive a core set of services from JFM Consulting Group, worth up to $20,000 worth each, as well as up to $10,000 in services from multiple Impact2 business partners in areas such as marketing and communications, graphics design, fund development, event planning and board development, to name a few. JFM’s 2018 Impact2 small business partners include:

    • Trent Creative
    • McConnell Communications
    • Community Enterprises LLC
    • Beyond a Logo
    • The McMillion Group
    • Christine S. Peck & Associates
    • Tellis & Company

A full list of the 2019 Impact2 business and entrepreneurial partners will be announced at the storytelling competition and will also be posted on our website.