At each meeting, members of the group can nominate local charitable organizations to come and give a five minute presentation at the following quarter’s meeting. The three organizations selected will be asked to send a staff member or volunteer to present to the group. Once all three charities have given their presentations, members will be asked to vote on the three options. Members who miss the meetings are not allowed to vote for that quarter, but are still required to donate their $100 pledge. Votes are counted on the spot, and members are told who to make their checks out to. Gifts are given directly to the charity, eliminating overhead expenses and administrative costs and ensuring that ALL the funds go directly to the nonprofit organization. Tax forms are provided by the charity that receives the gifts.
*The nominating member understands that if chosen, they or a member of the nominated organization, will give five minute presentation at the next meeting*