How We Work

 

Simple & Efficient

  • 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 Membership 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 signed a Membership Commitment Form signed  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 the group donation of potentially $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 charitable organization.
  • Members who are unable to attend a meeting are expected to either mail their cheque  (within 2 weeks)
    or give her cheque to another member to deliver on her behalf.
  • Organizations under consideration must serve the Caledon area 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 eligible for future consideration after 1 year. The nominating member may submit
    the name of another organization at any time.
  • 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 or where required by law.
  • Each meeting will open with a five minute update on how the funds donated at the previous meeting
    were used by the successful organization.

Frequently Asked Questions