Here is How it Works!
To become a member all you have to to do is fill out a commitment form stating that you will donate $100 four times a year to the local charity of the groups choice.. You can either download the form from this website & email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill one out at your first meeting.
When you arrive at the meeting you are given a slip of paper to vote. Members who are interested in presenting a charity for consideration to the group put their name on another slip of paper and put it into a bag. Only members may present a charity to the group. We do not allow outside solicitation. All charities must be local 501(c)3 and non-controversial. Please refer to the guidelines page for more details on our policies. Some members hope to present a charity every time and others just come to hear about and support local non profit groups. At the beginning of each meeting 3 names are chosen at random from the bag. If you are chosen to present your charity to the group you have 5 minutes (timed) to give your pitch. Please use the charitable guidelines fact sheet in preparing your presentation. After all 3 charities are presented there are 5 minutes of question/answer about the groups. Then we each write our choice on our slip of paper and they are collected and tallied. Whoever gets the most votes wins and we then each write our check directly to that organization for $100 and pass it to the front ( we have over 200 members so that is $20,000 in 1 hour with no paperwork, fundraising or overhead!). If you can't attend a meeting you must send your check with another member or mail it to our treasurer. You can put your name in to present a charity to the group every time or not at all. If you get to present your charity and it is not chosen you can try to present again future meetings . Since our founding in 2007 we have supported many local charities and given well over half a million dollars! Our list of awarded charities is growing all the time! Also at each meeting we get a brief presentation from a previous recipient as to how our money has been put to good use. We do all this in just one hour and we never run late! We are a charitable giving group not a non profit so we do not accept donations directly to our group. If you would like to support our mission but not become a member, click on how to donate