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

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“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


“Reading this book will introduce you to an amazing woman, Wendy Steele. Her heartfelt journey while developing a unique and overwhelmingly successful way for women to express their gratitude, while helping to solve their community’s issues, is a story not to be missed. Wendy’s shared experiences will help women all over the globe realize they can be a powerful force for change. This is a ‘must-read.”

Co-founder of the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Lilly Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University

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