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©2018 by 100+ Tri-Cities Women Who Care.

How It Works for Nonprofits

 

  • Any giving circle member (or team) in good standing may nominate one nonprofit for consideration each year. Nominations must be submitted six weeks before an event to be considered for that quarter's donation.

  • The leadership team vets nominated nonprofits for eligibility. Eligible nonprofits must provide their 501(c)(3) determination letter from the IRS, which must be dated at least one year ago. They must also serve in at least one of the eastern eight counties in Tennessee (Washington, Sullivan, Carter, Johnson, Unicoi, Greene, Hawkins, or Hancock); Washington County, Virginia; or in Bristol, Virginia.

  • The leadership team will randomly select three of the nominated nonprofits prior to each Big Give event. The selected charities will be invited to each give a 5-minute presentation, followed by a 5-minute Q&A. Charities must agree to keep this a secret; members of the giving circle won't know which nonprofits are chosen to present until they arrive at the Big Give!

  • Nonprofits that are nominated by multiple members will have the same chances of being selected as those with a single nomination. Nonprofits that aren't selected to give presentations will remain in the "hat" for future events. 
  • After the three nonprofit presentations, each member (or team) will vote for one of the three charities. Voting will take place by secret ballot; the nonprofit that receives the most votes will receive all of the donations. 

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

  • Members who did not vote for the chosen nonprofit 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 who are not present at the Big Give event agree to still donate to the selected charity. They can send a check to the meeting with a friend, or mail it to 100+ Tri-Cities Women Who Care (113 Heritage Place Drive, Jonesborough, TN 37659) within one week of the event. 

  • The recipient nonprofit will provide individual tax receipts directly to members. The charity agrees to not to contact members except for tax purposes (unless members consent), and may not give out member information to third parties. 

  • Recipient charities will be eligible to be nominated again in five years. Nonprofits that were selected for presentations but weren't selected for the Big Give donation will be eligible to be nominated again in two years.