How It Works

It's simple. We meet. We learn. We vote. We donate.


  • Members commit to donating $100 per event, four times a year.

  • Teams of two women are welcome. Each team donates $100 per event (so each team member gives $50 per event).

  • Events are conducted in one hour and will have an optional social event before the official Big Give meeting.

  • Any member (or team) may nominate one local nonprofit for consideration.

  • Three randomly selected nonprofits will make brief presentations at each event.

  • Each member (or team) present at the event may vote for one of the three charities. The nonprofit with the most votes will be the recipient.

  • Each member (or team) will write a check for $100 to the recipient charity for a total group donation of $10,000+.

  • Women may attend the meeting as guests. Only members may vote, but guests are welcome to donate to the winning charity. If a guest completes the commitment form before the vote, she is a member and may vote. 

  • Members who did not vote for the selected organization agree to make their donation regardless. A member can, of course, donate their money or time privately to the other two charities if she wishes.

  • Members will receive a tax receipt directly from the charity.

  • Members who are unable to attend an event may give a check to another member to deliver on her behalf. If this isn't possible, they must mail their check to 100+ Tri-Cities Women Who Care within a week of the Big Give. They may not vote if they are not present at the event. 

  • Members must donate by the deadline in order for their nonprofit nomination to be included in the drawing for the charity presenters for the next event.

  • A leadership team is responsible for organizing the giving circle. These women volunteer their time to locate meeting venues, recruit members, vet nominated nonprofits, etc. They determine the rules for how the giving circle will operate and may poll members for input occasionally.

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