Meetings are held 4 times a year - February, May, August, and November. Each member makes a $100 donation online via Growfund prior to each meeting.
Members can nominate a local charity to receive the combined donation. There are eligibility requirements and nominations must be approved at least 2 weeks prior to the next meeting. Three approved charities will be randomly selected no later than 1 week prior to the meeting, and the nominating member will be notified via email.
At the meetings, the nominating members will make an informal presentation, up to 5 minutes, to the group about their charity’s mission and why it is deserving of the members’ vote. Each presentation will be followed by a brief Q & A period.(Nominating members must be in attendance and available to present the charity to the group. If a member is not able to attend another charity will be drawn.)
Following the three presentations, an anonymous vote will be taken and the charity with the most votes will receive the combined donation of all members.
Donations are sent to the charity by Growfund (within 2 weeks of the meeting).
The selected charity is invited to the next meeting to report on the impact of the donation.
Two-way ties will be decided by one more round of votes. If a tie persists, the two names that are tied will be drawn at random.
Each member contributes $100 regardless of which charity wins the vote. Members who are not in attendance must make their contribution before the meeting. There is no proxy voting.
Charitable contribution receipts are provided by Growfund via email when a contribution is made.