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Build Bold Dreams into Extraordinary Impact

Teaching individuals and groups to unleash their unlimited potential to lead and serve others better

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Unlocking Potential

The training arm of Giving Hearts Day, the Impact Foundation helps Giving Hearts Day charities and community leaders grow through coaching, resources, and networking opportunities.

Impact’s ultimate goal is to help individuals and organizations unlock their potential to serve.

Impact Boards

High Impact Boards Retreat

Is your board performing at the highest possible level?
Join Pat Traynor for an in-depth look at your board’s performance,
identifying areas of improvement and bridging the gap between ordinary and extraordinary impact.

If your organization is interested in hosting a High Impact Boards retreat, please contact us using the button below.

What You’ll Learn

A Leadership Formula

An easy-to-understand formula and framework for boards and executive directors to lead organizations for extraordinary results

High Impact Service

What it means to serve as a High Impact Board Member to ensure bold dreams are brilliantly delivered on behalf of those you serve

Relationship Building Blocks

Practical takeaways for creating meaningful relationships among your CEO, board chair, and board

Courageous Communication

Ways to communicate more effectively and courageously with your CEO, board chair, directors, and stakeholders.

A High Impact Boards System

An understanding of a system and calendar to take care of the most important details of the organization

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Reimagining Board Service: A Practical Blueprint for Building a High Impact Board


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What People Are Saying

“Through Impact, we’ve had access to some incredible, cost-effective training and support. From fundraising to running an impactful board and so much more, we’ve been able to grow our impact by ensuring our team is well-trained and prepared to do our work well. (Impact) is a valuable resource for nonprofits in our community and beyond, and we’re so grateful for their wonderful support!”

Jill Christopher
Executive Director, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley

“Impact has helped take our fundraising to a whole new level. Their commitment to me as executive director and our development team is unwavering. They’ve helped us strategize in many different aspects of our organization. Without hesitation, Impact is our go-to when we have questions about enhancing our mission.”

Kari Bucholz
Founder and Executive Director, Haley’s Hope

“Impact has been instrumental in guiding our organization to more effective engagement in our fundraising efforts. They’ve provided guidance to not just myself as the CEO but also to our board and development team. Their training runs the gamut from development-officer training to donor-database management to volunteer engagement. I can tell you that whenever I have a fundraising question I don’t know, my go-to is: ‘Let’s call Impact and get some advice.’”

Rob Swiers
Executive Director, New Life Center

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