Testimonials – Impact 4 Good

At Impact 4 Good, at the end of the day, it’s really about how our team building projects are received by our clients. And we have to admit, we get great feedback from our clients and their team members about what the event meant to them. We also hear back from our beneficiaries regarding what impact our efforts had on their organization as well. Here’s what people are saying about Impact 4 Good…

 

“That was hands-down the best company event we’ve EVER had!”

“Usually you walk away from a holiday party with a full belly and a crappy takeaway gift. It was a great feeling to go home knowing we’d helped make a group of kid’s holiday brighter.”

“What a great event! The team-building challenges were so much fun.”

– Employee Comments
Bike Build Event
Verimatrix

“I’m so pleased that my industry colleague referred me to Ira at Impact 4 Good for help with a team building activity with a CSR component. When I went to their website and first spoke to Ira on the phone, it was clear to me that this organization is different. I remarked that I felt that the other vendors I’d looked at seemed disconnected and very cookie cutter. The folks at Impact 4 Good come across as real, connected, genuinely concerned, open, communicative, positive, responsive, and flexible. I hope to work with them again later this year and would definitely recommend them.”

Biotronik
Manager, Meetings & Events

“Bringing in Impact 4 Good to execute on a team building, charitable event was the best decision we’ll make this year! Our employees had an incredible experience and felt the impact of their efforts and donations.”

The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation
Assistant Vice President, Corporate Community Relations

“The support team was top notch! They were well versed in activity options, resourceful in identifying a local recipient, flexible in working around our schedule, and overall, incredibly professional in their planning and execution of the event. Our event was awesome because the support team/leadership from Impact 4 Good was awesome!”

Merck
Associate Director, Oncology

“My feedback: this program was great! I also enjoy that your organization’s mission and dedication are for corporations to be able to give back. I think you and your team did a great job. From the looks on my colleagues faces, I know it was well received and the program had great energy throughout. I especially liked that your team kept things organized and fair. Also, it was commendable as to how organized you are with your process. We had a quick turnaround/set up time for you, but everything work out perfectly. Additionally, the session hit all of our objectives: give back, fun, competitive, for the kids, for the adults too, teamwork, creativity, innovation, and more. I would recommend your organization to others and I plan to use you again at the next opportunity.”

Mercedes-Benz USA
Department Manager, Corporate Training

“We had a great experience partnering with Impact 4 Good! From the initial conversation through the planned event, everyone we interacted with was super helpful and thoughtful in guiding us through the process of coordination. They were able to connect us with a great organization and facilitated a fun afternoon where we were able to spend quality time together as a team and ultimately give back to a great cause. We would definitely recommend Impact 4 Good!”

Johnson & Johnson
Kate, HR Leader

“I’m sure it won’t come as any surprise, but the event was an unadulterated hit. Tom did an exceptional job facilitating and our team both enjoyed – and were moved by – the experience of combatting hunger via your program that supported No Kid Hungry. I can’t thank you enough for your patience, your partnership and your ability to take us from thought to outcome so quickly!”

Ted’s Montana Grill
VP of HR & Training

“After a long day of meetings, this event was the perfect way for our team to end their day and work together. The event was a HUGE hit with the team and was perfect in so many ways. The connection with the local Boys and Girls Club was also fantastic, and we had several of our Engineering Managers make connections after the event with the local BGC contact for future volunteering. Thank you again for a job well done to Tom and the Impact 4 Good team!”

Omnicell
Susie, Executive Assistant

“The CAN-opoly Team Building/CSR Event was extremely well run and professionally executed. It was amazing to watch competitive teams build bridges representing our conference theme of “Connections” and see the creativity that the teams produced. It was enlightening to understand more fully the global hunger situation and in particular how it impacted our city of Toronto and the rest of Canada. It was impactful to have a representative present from the Daily Bread Food Bank to accept our donation of the cans. But the real winners in this event are the individuals and families that the 7200 cans will be donated to. Well done!!!”

Strategic Meetings + Incentives
Meeting Planning Team

“The ‘Go GREEN Racing’ event was a huge success with our company’s leadership team! It provided us with an outstanding opportunity to focus on our core values (CSR, giving back to the community and developing young engineers) while simultaneously building teamwork and camaraderie amongst our senior leaders.”

Automotive Technology Corporation
Global Meeting Planner

“Build-a-Bike ‘Tour de France’ team building activity was by far the highlight of our conference and best team event we have done so far.”

Software AG
Meeting Planning Team

“Team-building, community give-back, and nail-biting racing, Impact 4 Good’s solar car event has it all! Highly recommended if your company or team is looking for an engaging activity that supports STEM education!”

AMD
Phil, Employee Engagement Communications

“The Impact 4 Good team was extremely flexible and support throughout the process, from the initial contact through to the event follow-up. We gave them a very challenging time frame for our event, and they were able to adapt the Go GREEN Racing activity to deliver a high quality team building activity for our leadership team.”

Energy Industry Corporation
Susan, Manager of Programs & Projects, HR

“Absolutely loved the facilitation by Tom and Alan and the interaction within team members – Everything ran very smoothly! The stations were well-facilitated and liked by the participants.”

Robert W. Baird & Co.
Event Coordinator, Corporate Events

“From the beginning to end of the program, everyone we worked with at Impact 4 Good was responsive and professional. The Bike Build is the BEST teambuilder our team has ever done. Having the children come at the end of teambuilder to receive their bikes was a fantastic “Surprise and Delight” moment for everyone. Our team is still talking about this amazing event.”

Verizon Wireless
Marketing Manager

“Impact 4 Good put together a fun and inspiring evening for our team. From their pre-event preparation to Tom’s on-site expertise, things ran smoothly for our group of 300. We had a lot of comradery in the room and folks were very much engaged in the activity.”

Exact Sciences Corporation
Director, Commercial Operations

“Impact 4 Good approached our program with passion and dedication. From the planning process through the completion of our event the team was well versed in our activity, ready with answers to our many questions and courteous to our attendees. Their passion for giving back translated perfectly to our large group and allowed for an interactive evening of team building and volunteering.”

Merrill Lynch
Event Planner

“I had the aim of alighting on an exercise that would enable the delegates to explore some of the concepts we had been discussing (“threat brain” behaviour aligned to “drive brain”; the need to be mindful and seek ways to access “safe brain” thinking, which allows for greater creativity and builds stronger relationships; and the roles leaders play in teams). The activity delivered hands down, as far as I was concerned, and I could not have been happier. It provided ample opportunity for observation, reflection, feedback…chiefly because I saw some amazing threat brain/drive brain behaviors and sub- optimal team work as a consequence…i.e. fabulous learning!!! This exercise was good from a learning perspective, as well as being socially beneficial and a lot of fun. The afternoon really met with all our needs.”

Nielsen
HR Director

“As an industry association, we took a bit of a risk holding a “teambuilding” event with a group of members who are with various organizations as opposed to an intact team. The program ran smoothly and all attendees were grateful for the opportunity to “do well by doing good.” Plus they had a lot of fun!”

International Facility Management Association
Karen, Member/Planner

“What a wonderful thing that you do for our society. Everyone wins. Corporation employees grow in their commitment to one another while helping to provide needed services for needy communities. If it were not for programs such as yours, StarShine Academy Schools would not be able to grow. Bravo and thank you again, so much.”

EPICOMM
Director of Events & Education

“What a wonderful thing that you do for our society. Everyone wins. Corporation employees grow in their commitment to one another while helping to provide needed services for needy communities. If it were not for programs such as yours, StarShine Academy Schools would not be able to grow. Bravo and thank you again, so much.”

StarShine Academy Schools

“Everyone really enjoyed ‘Literacy Builders’ and felt as though they had really helped. Your folks were great. For days, people were talking about how the surprise entrance of the kids brought tears to their eyes. Thanks for making it a great experience for our people.”

Chairman & CEO
Maritz

“Impact 4 Good helps our group support a local philanthropy while at the same time providing a fun and enriching program for our attendees. After a long day of meetings, this was an excellent event to bring everyone together for a feel-good activity.”

Corporate Event Manager
MarkLogic

“Impact 4 good is a wonderful organization! The activity was so fulfilling for our group. We loved the team building portion as well as the wonderful feeling of giving back to the community. There was not a dry eye in the room when those children entered to receive their bicycles in person.”

Manager, Tradeshows and Events
Hologic

“Our employees managed to take their creativity—and recyclable material—into new terrains while supporting the Kihei Charter School and its efforts to Go Green. Who knew solar cars could go so fast?! It was a privilege to watch our President’s Club and their guests work on this meaningful and thought-provoking project, and gratifying to know that our donation of solar car kits and classroom curriculum will make an impact on students in Maui for years to come.”

CEO
Polycom

“I just wanted to personally let you know that the team building event was an ENORMOUS success. The response has been absolutely fantastic from everyone at every level of the organization. I cannot thank you and your team enough for the fantastic program and how perfectly everything was organized. I actually got a call personally from our CEO to tell me how pleased he was with the event, the response to it, etc. So thank YOU for that!!!!!!”

Program Manager, Events
Tellabs

“The event was amazing! It went just as planned and we have heard nothing but great feedback. I am thrilled to be connected with your organization…we will definitely be working together again soon! Thanks for all your hard work upfront and kudos to your team for flawless execution. It was perfect!”

Director, Meetings & Special Events
Juice Studios

“Strategic Meetings & Events has had the pleasure to work with Impact 4 Good on more than one occasion. The team at Impact 4 Good worked with our strategic planners and clients to create a partnership that allowed our events to go above reaching our team building goals. I4G took the time to customize our events and incorporated their professional event experience, talent and fun personalities creating an event that our attendees thoroughly enjoyed all while giving back to local communities and worldwide charities.”

Director of Strategic Planning and Operations
Strategic Meetings & Events

“A special thank you to you and your team. Impact 4 Good made the volunteer ‘Fare to Share’ experience a great one for Food Bank of the Rockies. Very rarely do we come across an organization that helps match companies to charities AND create an experience that is memorable for the participating company while being extremely beneficial to the charity at the same time. You facilitate this experience and should be very proud of the impact you make in a community. Thank you so very much!”

Director of Development
Food Bank of the Rockies

“The cost to implement a team building program by your organization that incorporated a give back to the community component, is one of the best investments and the payoff is priceless!”

Vice President
Novartis Pharmaceuticals

“Impact 4 Good connected our nonprofit organization to a Fortune 500 company, unleashing a donation of nearly 2,000 new books for our eight after-school centers. From A to Z, Impact 4 Good managed the project extremely well and professionally, being sensitive to our limited staff time, creating high level PR for us, and making sure we received a donation that we needed and otherwise could not have obtained. It was obvious from the start that we were in good hands, as they coordinated an amazing complexity of logistics, schedules and very busy people. We deeply appreciated the experience and will be talking about this for years.”

Executive Director
The Wilkinson Center

“When we can motivate our Salesforce and do something positive for the community we all win. Thank you for making out Sales team-building event such a success on October 23, 2008. You and your staff were top notch, prompt, professional, responsive and creative. You provided our Sales Management a great team challenge and at the same time gave RICOH the opportunity of giving back to the community. The attendees will not forget this unique bike-building experience.”

Vice President
RICOH

“The Impact 4 Good ‘Fare to Share’ program is a perfect match for DC Central Kitchen’s meal recycling and distribution program. We recently joined Impact 4 Good at a ‘Fare to Share’ for a corporate event at the Reston Hyatt. By working closely with our Food Donations Coordinator, they made sure their program provided us with a useful donation that we could target for specific agencies we feed. The donation was a tremendous help to us in combating hunger and creating opportunity.”

Manager of Partner Relations
DC Central Kitchen

“Many thanks! Your attention to detail and flexibility with our event made the whole process enjoyable. Everyone had a blast and was so surprised when the children entered at the end to get their bikes. We couldn’t have asked for a better event!”

NFL Players

“Impact 4 Good offers a unique and creative program which inspires all who participate! Ira and his team were extremely thorough and worked closely with us to develop specialized custom activities to fit the framework of our event. Our attendees greatly enjoyed themselves and were touched to find out their activities for the day went to support a local children’s charity. Kudos to Impact 4 Good!”

Ruder Finn

“I want to thank you so much for helping to make the recent Bike Build possible and for impacting our kids. I know I speak on behalf of all of our staff and the children there, as well as, their mentors and guardians in saying that you gave us all a wonderful memory and the kids many, many memories to come. I know as a child I spent countless hours on my bicycle and I am so happy that 10 more kids now have that same opportunity. Seeing the faces of each of these kids when they entered the room was a true blessing for me personally and I have to say thank you. It is not every day in this work that I have that kind of an opportunity – so thank you! You all really made a difference and it was incredible! Thank you so much for choosing Big Brothers Big Sisters as the recipient of such generosity and for blessing the kids in our program with bicycles. We are very grateful.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado Springs

“We came to you, asking for an activity that could be customized and that would incorporate environmentally friendly elements. You came back to us with an activity that achieved and surpassed our requirements. Thank you for all that you did to make this event a huge success!”

Extraordinary Events

“To say that the project was a success would be an understatement, as you experienced first-hand the reaction of our attendees. I continue to get calls and e-mails from the attendees asking how we came up with the idea. I thank you for your untiring efforts on our behalf, and in the words of our attendees…can’t wait to see what you will come up with for next year!”

Manager of Events
Citigroup

“I learned that one must never underestimate the act of giving, no matter how small and insignificant it may seem. Building 30 beehives seemed like such a minor contribution. However, my husband and I later met a local Jamaican who provided a guided tour of the island. We saw firsthand the poverty and how so many live. We shared our Citigroup’s beehive-building activity. Our guide was so touched by our generosity and idea of Citi’s activity while we were traveling and he hoped we understood the impact and kindness of our contribution. However little it may have seemed to us, it was an appreciated gift. We wished we could have had the materials to build 100 hives!”

Vice President
CitiCapital, Healthcare Energy Team

“Impact 4 Good was very easy to contact and the materials provided were excellent! Very detailed. Very little work required on our end.”

Account Manager
Accent on Cincinnati, Inc.

“I received the bee hives in excellent shape. The beekeepers of Louisiana, who had such bad luck in the hurricanes last year, will really be able to put these to good use. On behalf of the Louisiana Beekeepers Association, I would like to thank you and your crews who went out of your way to do a good turn for people who had such bad fortune.”

Member
Louisiana Beekeepers Association