About

The Concept

100 women contribute $100 four times a year. Our community is $40,000 richer at year end.

How It all Works

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  • Each member commits to donating $100 per meeting, four times a year.
  • Meetings are diligently conducted in one hour or less.
  • Any member who has completed a Commitment Form and who is current with her donations may submit a Charity Nomination Form to nominate an organization for consideration at a meeting.
  • The nominating members of three randomly selected organizations will make a five minute presentation about the organization to the group and a Q&A session will follow.
  • Each member who has completed a Commitment Form and who is current with her donations may vote (by ballot) for one of the three organizations.
  • Each member will write a cheque for $100 to the organization receiving the most votes.
  • The selected organization will receive a group donation of $10,000 or more!
  • Members who did not vote for the selected organization agree to make their donation regardless.
  • Members will receive a tax receipt directly from the organization.
  • Members who are unable to attend a meeting are expected to give her cheque to another member to deliver on her behalf (preferred), or to mail her cheque to an address provided.
  • Organizations under consideration must serve Guelph and provide individual tax receipts directly to contributing members.
  • An organization not chosen to receive our donation at one meeting is eligible for selection at a subsequent meeting.
  • A successful organization is not eligible for future consideration for three years, but the nominating member may submit the name of another organization.
  • Ties will be decided by further votes.  If a tie persists, the membership will vote to either (1) randomly select one of the tied organizations by draw; or (2) divide the group donation equally between the tied organizations.
  • The selected organization must agree not to use member information for further solicitation purposes, or give it out to any third parties except for tax purposes.
  • Each meeting will include a five minute update on how the funds donated at the previous meeting were used by the successful organization.