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 signed a commitment form and who is current with her donations may submit an [Organization Submission Fact Sheet link] 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 signed 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.
Organizations under consideration must serve the Niagara Region and provide individual tax receipts directly to contributing members.
An organization not selected at one meeting may be submitted again at a subsequent meeting.
A successful organization is not eligible for at least three years.
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 give out member information to any third parties except for tax purposes.
Each meeting will open with a five minute update on how the funds donated at the previous meeting were used by the successful organization.