Members commit to attending 4 meetings a year and donating $100 at each meeting ($400 a year total). If you can’t make the meeting, you’re still on the hook for the $100 and no additional membership fee.
Any member who has signed a commitment form can nominate a charity to be considered for each meeting. The charity must be a local 501-(3) (C) charitable organization and the money raised must stay in Montgomery County.
The names of all nominated charities will be put into a basket and 3 will be chosen for consideration. Either the nominating member or a charity representative for each will have the opportunity to give a 10-15 minute presentation about their organization at the next meeting. The one with the highest number of votes (only members are eligible to vote) gets all the money raised. Checks are made payable directly to the charity.
The winning charity must agree not to solicit further donations. Those that don’t win can have their name thrown into the pool at the next meeting.
The winning charity can be nominated after 3 years from date of award.
So, do the math. Assuming there are at least 100 members, 4 local charities receive $10,000 a year – that’s $40,000 annually! This is all accomplished in four meetings. All done with no muss, no fuss. No soliciting of donations, no endless planning meetings. Talk about effective…
This is a great idea! We cannot take credit for the idea; we copied it from a group in Bucks County, who copied it from a group in Chester County, who copied it from someplace else – all with blessings.
We hope you’ll join us and become a member of this incredibly powerful community group that will benefit countless lives here in Montgomery County.
Here’s to the power of 100+ Women