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 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 November 17th, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

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 finalists will be notified in late January 2018. In the meantime, plan to join us in March of 2018 (date TBD) for a fun evening to celebrate the contributions of Detroit’s nonprofit community. Support your nonprofit friends and colleagues and cast your vote for the Impact2 winners. Additional information will be listed here as the event approaches.

Join us in early 2017 to vote for the Impact2 winners. Click below for more information.

2017 winners include:

    • Detroit Food Policy Council
    • Inside Out
    • Mariners Inn

Check out their videos here!

THE COMPETITION

Detroit-based nonprofit organizations may use the link below to submit applications online. Applications will be reviewed in early 2018, and five semi-finalists will be selected and invited to the Story Slam. During the Story Slam competition, scheduled for March 2018, semi-finalists will share compelling stories about the impact their organizations are making in the community. Attendees at the event will vote for three Impact2 winners.

Each of the winning organizations will receive a core set of services from JFM Consulting Group, 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 2017 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 2017 Impact2 business and entrepreneurial partners will be announced at the storytelling competition and will also be posted on our website.