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, three, or four women are welcome. Each team donates $100 per event (so each team member gives $25, $33.33 or $50 per event, depending on the size of the team).

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

  • Three randomly selected nonprofits will make brief presentations every quarter.

  • Each member (or team) may vote for one of the three charities. There is an option to vote in advance if you can't attend the Big Give event. The nonprofit with the most votes is the recipient.

  • Each member (or team) donates directly to the recipient charity for a total group donation of $10,000+.

  • During to the pandemic, members who are able to give $100 (or more) are encouraged to do so. Those who give less or who are unable to give are still considered members in good standing as long as they notify us.

  • Guests are welcome! Only members may vote, but guests are welcome to donate to the selected charity. Forward your donation receipt to us at tricitieswomenwhocare@gmail.com and we'll include your gift in our group's total. People identifying as women are welcome to attend meetings as guests. 

  • A leadership team is responsible for organizing the giving circle. Members volunteer their time to organize fundraising events, recruit members, vet nominated nonprofits, etc. A small core group determine the rules for how the giving circle will operate and poll members for input regularly. Please email tricitieswomenwhocare@gmail.com if you'd like to volunteer in any way!