People Are Talking

“Impact Venture Capitalists!”

Morning Team…

Some good news. Impact Club is starting to be recognized in many media outlets. That picture above? Chris Spivey on his local news prior to the Sept 25th event, that donated $14,200 to Communities In Schools of Cape Fear.

I can’t wait for you to see that StoryEngine.

Mario, the Director of Operations, knocked it out of the park from his opening sentence.

But here’s the recent coverage:

Impact Club Yuma:

Impact Club Fox Cities:

Impact Club Coeur d’Alene:

Impact Club Wilmington:

Channel 7 News, for Impact Club Boise, was yet another outlet to cover a recent Impact Club event. Their story, which included the interview of Mike Turner, and all three charity presenters, has not yet aired.

Keep ya posted.

On another note, Impact Club South Canterbury launched this past week in New Zealand. This is Impact Club’s first International club, and damn it, the Kiwi’s have started out hot with great conviction!!!

Here’s a look at the updated Leaderboard:


Co-Founder, Impact Club



(Reposted) “My Nightmare!”

From my update last week, in response to “My Nightmare”, thank you for all the great and positive feedback.

Jessica Fleet:

“That’s a good idea, Ryan! Thank you”

Bob Grand:

“Thank god! I still have the cash locked up in my office while I collect the remainder. I hate handling money.”

Sora Garrett:

“Don’t sweat the small stuff 🙂 …or the big stuff that hasn’t happened yet. 😉 I love the progression, and thanks for sharing your story. It also took a long time for the last check to get cashed, so I’m sure it will be much simpler for the winners to have this option. Thanks, Ryan.”

Shari Scher:

“Great. I am new and want to make sure I get the next payment in in a timely manner.”

Neil Singh:

“I fully support this. I have issues making the events due to my job and I do all my banking online. I don’t have the ability to send a blank check without going to the bank and getting a counter check. I was planning on dropping out of the impact club due to these reasons. If you implement a credit card processing system I will be able to stay a member. Please let me know when this becomes available. Thanks.”

Steve Liga

“Great idea about safety. I never realized some people were bringing cash. Holy cow. That could go very wrong. Thanks for looking out!”


There were many other responses too, too many to share.


If you missed last week’s update, I’ve re-posted it:


So last night I woke up terrified. I had this dream. It’s not the first time I had this dream either. It seems to repeat every few weeks, and every time, I wake up literally in a cold sweat. And it feels so real…

What’s the dream? That an Impact Club has been robbed. That with Impact Club growing and expanding and becoming more well-known, as each local community contributes to the movement that Impact Club has become an easy target for thieves.

Thankfully, this is just a dream. (a nightmare)

Not real.

But having massive amounts of cash in one place: $5,000, $10,000, to as much as $15,000 or more. I know, because I’m a realist, that it’s only a matter of time before an Impact Club is targeted and robbed.

In Yuma, at their very first event, I remember it vividly. Kristan, of Kids CuddleKit Closet, exited into a dark parking lot with almost $14,000 in cash. I insisted on walking her out as I couldn’t help but to imagine the worst.

I’m no body guard.

And frankly, even trying to stop someone with weapon from taking money (which can be replaced) isn’t smart. I’d hate to see the money go. But I’m far more concerned about safety and safe environments.

Convenient stores never have more than a hundred of two hundred in the register for this exact reason – to eliminate the threat before it is likely to happen. They also have surveillance and cameras.

Why rob a 7-11 when you’re only bound to get a hundred bucks? If there were $10,000 in the register, I assure you, you’d see a lot more hits on convenient stores in the next short period of time.

My mission and purpose – is to create a Movement of Impact

To ensure Safety.

And to create an environment where Storytellers are Built and Molded.

Specific to that second part, “safety,” I and my tech team have made steps to eliminate the manual collection of cash and check at the door. If we don’t act sooner, rather than later, it inevitably will end badly.

Having $10,000 in cash in envelope gives me nightmares.

It also makes our co-founders sweat, just having to hold it for that short period of time prior to handing it over to the winning charity. There is just too much risk, too much that could potentially go wrong.


As part of the new Impact Club infrastructure that we have are building, there will be a Personal Profile page where you’ll be able to update your account with a credit card payment, which will be handled by a 3rd party non-profit.

The integration will be seamless.


Plus, it will be more convenient for Impact Club members, co-founders, as well as our local charities, who have enough on their plate already without having to issue 100 or 200 individual tax receipts.

With our new system (coming soon) this will all be automated.

Some might not like this.

Some might enjoy just bringing their $100 cash.

I get it.

But massive amounts of cash, with no security, puts everyone in potential danger.

And that is my nightmare.

Every few nights, I wake up in a cold sweat. I can’t do it anymore.


PS: There’s nothing you need to do yet. And I’m probably far more worried about this at this point, than I need to be. But I’d rather be hyper-cautious, vigilant and smart. Than sloth, ignorant and stupid.

When I have more details, you ALL will be the first to know.

Love you!


Upcoming Impact Club dates:

Oct 18th – Impact Club Nova (VA – 4th Event)

Oct 24th – Impact Club Highlands (TN – 2nd Event)

Oct 26th – Impact Club Temecula (CA – 4th Event)

Nov 6th – Impact Club S. Canterbury (NZ – 1st Event)

Nov 13th – Impact Club Tri-Town (IN – 1st Event)

Nov 14th – Impact Club Frederick (MD – 4th Event)

Nov 14th – Impact Club Conejo Valley (CA – 3rd Event)

Dec 6th – Impact Club Boise (ID – 3rd Event)

More announced soon…

By the end of 2017, we will have raised a million+ to fund local charities.

-Ryan Fletcher

Co-Founder, Impact Club – forever Grateful.

PS: Encourage everyone you know to learn the Language of Story. If they do, life, business, fundraising, relationships, the attraction of opportunity, clients, money, love, etc. will be much easier for them.

About IC

Impact Club® is Crossfit® for those who want to make a difference. We are Impact Venture Capitalists. There are local and national leaderboards. We compete. We use our intelligence, connections, propensity to solve problems, committed hearts, and unrelenting conviction to turn small donations into huge impact.