Meetings are held once per quarter, usually lasting less than an hour.
Each member or two-member team signs a Commitment Form, agreeing to donate $100 per quarterly meeting for a total of $400 per year.
Members bring a check to be written out directly to the selected charity. If a member is unable to attend a meeting she may give her check to another member to deliver on her behalf or she may mail it in after the meeting.
The day after we meet, members may begin nominating organizations to pitch at the next meeting. The first three organizations nominated will be presented. Organizations must serve the Athens area and hold non-profit/501(c)(3) status. Only members who have signed a Commitment Form may nominate a charity for consideration.
At the meeting, the nominating member has five minutes to present her case on why the charity deserves the donation. A five-minute Q&A session will follow each presentation. See Presentations for suggestions on making a pitch.
Following the presentations and Q&A sessions, the group votes by ballot – the majority rules. The charity selected by majority vote receives a stack of individual $100 checks from all members.
In the case of a two-way tie, a second vote will be taken to break the tie. If the second vote results in another tie, then we will randomly pick the name of one of the two charities out of a hat. In the case of a three-way tie, we will randomly pick one of the three names out of a hat.
100+ Women Who Care Athens does not handle any of the funds and does not retain any percentage. All proceeds go directly to the selected charity.
If a member presents for a particular charity that is not chosen, the member may submit that same charity at subsequent meetings until the charity is chosen. If a member’s charity is chosen, that charity is not eligible to be considered again for at least one year, however the member is still eligible to submit the name of another charity.
The winning charity must agree not to use the names of the members for future solicitations or give the information out for any other public use or purpose. A brief update may be given at a future meeting to explain to the membership how the funds have been used.
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