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Impact Conference 2013 Recap

By: David Brim February 24, 2013

This past Thursday I flew to Albuquerque, New Mexico to attend the annual Impact Conference.  Bright Impact was a leader level sponsor of the conference this year and an exhibitor.

The IMPACT Conference is historically the largest annual conference focused on the civic engagement of college students in community service, service-learning, community-based research, advocacy and other forms of social action.  IMPACT is the one time during the year when students, administrators, faculty, AmeriCorps members and VISTAs, and nonprofit professionals gather together to learn and share effective practices, improve personal skills and organizational strategies, discover opportunities and resources, exchange stories, be inspired and challenged to sustain our efforts.

We had a blast, learned  a lot and got to meet some really cool people!

Bright Impact at Impact Conference


Everyone we spoke with was very receptive and supportive of what we were doing and many administrators provided us their business cards and requested us to follow up with them to learn more, or help get them started.

We also had the opportunity to get to know a variety of Bright Impact users that we’ve only interacted with virtually up to date, which was really neat.  Special shout  out to Nina Medrana, an  administrator at the University of Texas-Pan American, who sported her Bright Impact T-shirt during the Conference!

nina - bright impact - Impact conference

The one thing that was initially a disappointment was that the Impact Conference team wasn’t able to include our 1/2 page ad in the conference guide.  Apparently the guide went to print and somehow our ad slipped through the cracks.  Nevertheless, the Impact team was very accommodating and printed out the ad as an insert that was included in the guide and also showed our overview video to all those attending the closing All Conference Session.

All in all we had a wonderful time and found attending the Impact Conference to be not only beneficial for our business, but educational and fun. This is definitely a conference we will plan on attending again.

About the author

David Brim

David Brim is an entrepreneur, marketing strategist, and investor based in Central Florida. He is the general partner of the Orlando Opportunity Fund, focused on advancing communities through investments in early stage companies and commercial real estate. A graduate of the University of Central Florida, where he majored in marketing, David is the only two-time winner of the school’s Joust Business Plan Competition. Brim has founded numerous businesses in Central Florida across industries such as marketing, technology (SaaS & online directories), real estate, and e-commerce. In 2017 he founded Orlando Entrepreneurs a central hub created to connect, cultivate and celebrate entrepreneurs in Central Florida.


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