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What do you get when you take 20 Impact Makers, give them power tools and a couple in need? You get the opportunity to Have Fun and Make a Difference!

On April 30, 2016, 20 Impact Makers gathered to assist with Rebuilding Together’s Annual National Build Day. Rebuilding Together is a national organization that strengthens communities by assisting elderly and disabled homeowners to stay in their homes longer. The goal is to improve selected homes by making them warm, safe and dry. more

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Richmond Biz Sense noted that Family Lifeline recently launched their new website, with a modern look with a user-friendly interface. Impact Makers helped create the website pro bono, providing 514 volunteer hours and $56,000 worth of investment over 10 months. Family Lifeline is one of Impact Makers’ community partners. more

choco2-large digital ad  -final versionHave you seen this year’s Chocoholic ads on NBC WWBT12? If so, you have seen the innovative pieces produced by two members of our digital service team, as part of their pro-bono work to help Family Lifeline.

Every !mer is encouraged to do volunteer at least twenty-hours per year with one of our charity partners, as part of their regular hours. Many !mers really enjoy this aspect of their jobs and end up donating a lot more hours and doing more than one project to help members of the community.

This 15 second commercial was produced by Brenner Vasquez.

Here are the two rotating ads developed by Gerrell Keen.

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More than 50 people attended the Fast Track to B Certification event, hosted at Impact Makers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You Do Not Need to be a Billionaire to Give It All Away, or to Make a Difference

By Michael Pirron, Impact Makers’ Founder and CEOmp

The 2015 Giving Tuesday, which followed Cyber Monday, which followed Black Friday, was especially noteworthy because of the commitment Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Pricilla Chan made: pledging to donate 99% of their Facebook shares to charity. The value of that gift, if all the shares were donated today, is somewhere north of $45 billion – an extraordinary amount of money.

The Zuckerberg-Chan gift is impressive not just in its size but also its time frame: they already have started funding their education-related initiatives and will continue to do so for years to come.

This is not a “wait until I retire” kind of commitment that is more common in philanthropic circles. Read More>>

Impact Makers Raises More than $1.5M in Equity Capitalcapital

Impact Makers has raised over $1.5 million in a distinct equity investment to support the growth of its unique business and technology-consulting firm. This influx of capital will enable the company to expand its service offerings, intellectual property and geographic coverage, and ultimately provide even greater community impact. Read More>>

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ahrc nycAHRC New York City has officially been established as a pro bono community partner in New York City. AHRC NYC supports people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to build full lives.

Our first project was providing professional employment coaching and mentoring to individuals with Asperger’s.

The Impact Makers team working with AHRC NYC includes John Sammons, Bob Jones, Dale Dunn, Kelley Lipscomb, Judy Orell, Marcie Metelsky, Andy Mack, Craig Williams, Bruce Meador, Brendan Sherlock, Jonathan Brandon, George Givens, Tom Mullen, Vance Berry, Rita DiMartino and Jason Hart.  more