Skeptics Proved Wrong.

“Impact Venture Capitalists!”

Hello Team…

Back in Vancouver, after 4 days of travel, hauling my production team to two different Impact Clubs. Monday, March 27th, Impact Club Yuma launched. 142 Impact Venture Capitalists donated $14,200 to K.I.D.S CuddleKit Closet.

More info here:

It was great speaking with Kristan Sheppeard, the winning presenter. She had a big pile of money, so I walked her out after the event. While in the parking lot, we talked a bit about the future of Impact Club.

Before the event there were some skeptics. One person admitted that she thought it might be some kind of scam. “What’s the catch?” Everyone is hesitant to believe that Impact Club is what it says it is.. 100% good intentions, might just be possible.

And hey, I don’t blame folks.

There is no shortage of scams or distrustful people out there. Just browse the news coverage each day, you’ll hear about plenty. But before anyone makes an accusation about Impact Club, which really, is an accusation about it’s members… I just encourage the skeptics to get to know the members. Because without our committed members, there is no Impact Club.

And friends, here is the type of Character that define us.

Travis alerted me this post, two days after the event, from Danny Bryant:


What a great event the first Impact Club was! Thank You Travis Crow and all those involved in bringing Impact Club to Yuma. Congratulations to KIDS CuddleKit Closet the very deserving winner. As I reflect on the presentations of the evening, I have a burden on my heart this day for Barbara Tomlinson and Saddles of Joy Inc. as she grieves the recent loss of her husband. I believe Barbara would benefit from a healthy dose of Yuma Love. I have made a check to Saddles of Joy for $500.00. If any one else shares my burden and would like to join in we can gather the funds and deliver or you could contribute here

Blessings to all!


Barbara, had mentioned to me, just minutes before going on stage, that she had lost her husband just 30 days prior. Barbara presented beautifully, but struggled at times to maintain emotional composure, as she spoke of her husband as the driving force that pushed her and Saddles of Joy forward.

All of us – were honored to hear her story.

We applauded her strength.

And last I heard, following along on Facebook, as much as $1,000-2,000 might be donated Barbara and Saddles of Joy. Which is incredible. Not to mention, a true testament to Yuma’s Character.

Danny Bryant – Proud of you.

You did a great thing… (and inspired others!)



I can’t wait to share Rob Sheer’s story.

We recorded it, like we do all the Impact Club presentations. But Rob’s brought a unique and undeniable energy. It was an anger and a rage, but also, he spoke with compassion and heart.

From the ballot, here’s a cliff note:

  • “Rob Scheer, Stonewall Jackson alumnus. Rob was a foster kid. At the age of ten Rob’s parents died and he was placed in foster care. Rob carried what he owned from home to home in a trash bag. Rob aged out of the system at eighteen and became homeless. He relied on the kindness of teachers and he often slept in his car. Rob joined the military and then entered the business world becoming a successful businessman. He was starting a new chapter in his life and he and his partner, Reece, decided they wanted to adopt. They became foster parents and in less than six weeks, they were fosters to two sets of siblings. Each child arrived with their tattered and torn belongings in trash bags. What does this tell a child about their worth and can you imagine what it does to their self-esteem? Next time you pack for a vacation, instead of a suitcase, use a trash bag…”

Rob was a man with a message, and he made damn sure that he was heard. The best part? The members of Northern VA Impact Club responded. In a landslide win, Rob earned their majority vote.

Look again at that photo above.

On the right side of that check is Rob. A very happy man!!!!


TECH UPDATE (From Dev Team)

We keep chugging along.

My team of 4 developers (Chris, my project manager, Greg my designer, then Edwin and Jordan) meet each week. We discuss. Brainstorm, design and functionality. Then inevitably, I get updates that look like this:


Hi Ryan,

Here are the development quotes for the two pages we discussed yesterday. The Dashboard page is finished except for the light box for the video / virtual tour, which we will do today and then we can work on the video to implement when we are closer to completion


  • Adding additional fields, metaboxes etc. to IOD post type (video meta, bio, mission, step 1, step 2, step 3, step 4a, step 4b, step 4c, step 4d, share image, completed link) – 12 hrs
  • Styling mind, body, etc box at top of page – 8 hrs
  • Styling additional sections – 10 hrs

30 hours total

My Profile Page

  • We need an additional page for changing shipping info, updating password, etc.
  • We also need a mobile design for the track your progress section
  • Are we ok using gravatar for profile images?
  • We will have to add several new fields to the standard wordpress user profile (street address, city, state, zip, phone, facebook, linkedin, twitter, instagram, affiliate code, and possibly additional fields for billing and shipping). We don’t want to rely on the infusionsoft api because of the expect numbers of members. – 10 hrs
  • We have to build logic to determine who has the longest current historical and current iod streak on the local and national level. This includes adding and removing the achievements based off of other users’ actions. – 10hrs
  • Need logic to apply and remove achievements on all members of a local club based off of highest projections and donations. – 5hrs
  • Need more info on rules for “Impact Club Ambassadors” achievement
  • Styling pop-ups for info edits – 6 hrs
  • General page styling – 8 hrs
  • Adding editable content sections for 10 “swag” sections – 2 hrs
  • Making sure infusionsoft stays in sync with site – 4 hrs

+45 hrs total (pending mobile design, profile image, “Impact Ambassador”)

So about 75 hours plus the new mobile sections, which would add apx 8-10 hours. Let me know if you have any questions. We have more designs coming to you next week and we will discuss functionality of the additional pages next week.

Have a good weekend!



Folks, do you realize what we’re really building? Together, you and I and ALL Impact Club members, are building the greatest fundraising machine, to fund local charities, that the world has ever seen.


Take a screenshot of that statement. Because together we building the future. And it behooves us to document the past; so that folks who join us in the future can look back, from time to time, to really learn our origins.

One step at a time 🙂


By the end of 2017, we will have raised millions 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.