Invitation to Impact, a book about the founding of Impact100 by Wendy H. Steele

Invitation to Impact

In Invitation to Impact: Lighting the Path to Community Transformation, philanthropist Wendy Steele tells the inspiring story of Impact100—from its birth as an idea jotted in a spiral notebook to its continued growth as an international organization dedicated to helping women transform the communities they live in.

A book about making an impact, the power of generosity, collective action, and so much more, Invitation to Impact details the design and growth of Impact100, as well as the mistakes and pitfalls Wendy overcame along the way. Through the experiences Wendy shares, Invitation to Impact is a book that makes clear the impact giving can make when we all accept the invitation.

Thank you for supporting the important work of Impact100. All proceeds from the purchase of Invitation to Impact are donated to Impact100 Global to support Impact100 chapters, members, and leaders around the world.

Praise for Wendy’s Book

See what readers are saying about Wendy’s book Invitation to Impact.


“Whether you are a seasoned philanthropist or just finding your way, Invitation to Impact will encourage you to do more, give more, and make your community stronger for all. I highly recommend it.”

Chair, Story Partners


“With an unparalleled depth of insight and clarity of voice, Wendy Steele is the voice of the generosity movement. Her speaking abilities, writing skills, and servant leadership touch a place in the hearts of generous givers on a global scale. She is a generous woman who has enriched many lives, including my own. Don’t miss her wisdom and insight!”

President & CEO The Community Foundation, Global Center for Generosity


“Wendy Steele brings her visionary gift of grassroots, women-powered philanthropy to the world in Invitation to Impact. It’s a must-read for anyone who knows they have more to give but needs a guide on their philanthropic journey. This inspiring book will change the way you think about your impact on the world.”

Philanthropy Advisor and author of Delusional Altruism


“They say that innovation is born from necessity. Few understand this—live this—with stronger qualifications than Wendy Steele who shares invaluable lessons which led to her standing as a philanthropic groundbreaker. The reach of Wendy’s work has changed lives and her illuminating insights will empower more women to share in her success and give back with greater impact inside their local communities.”

Founder of Susan G. Komen and Promise Fund of Florida, Global Cancer Advocate

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