Charity Selection Process
Only 501(c)(3) charities will be considered.
Charities must have been in existence for a minimum of one year and able to provide tax receipts.
Charity must agree not to use, give, or sell the contact information of our members for additional solicitation by them or other organizations.
We will consider supporting organizations of national and/or international scope if a member has a personal, compelling connection to an organization or if a member believes an organization provides a unique educational experience that broadens the membership’s national and/or global awareness.
Charity Nominations / Presentations
Members who wish to submit a charity for consideration must complete a Charity Nomination Form.
The form must be submitted at least 15 days before the meeting date in order to be eligible for consideration at the upcoming meeting.
Charity Nomination Forms submitted at a meeting will be eligible for consideration at the next meeting date.
Only members who have signed a Membership Form dated from our last meeting and who are current on their contributions may submit a charity for consideration.
If multiple members nominate the same charity, we will inform those members of the overlap so that they may coordinate a presentation. Only one member may present.
Three charities will be drawn at the beginning of each meeting for presentation at that meeting.
The sponsoring member(s) who submitted the selected charity should be ready to make a 5-minute presentation at the meeting about their nominated charity.
A 5-minute question and answer period will take place immediately following each presentation.
Selection / Voting
Following the 5-minute presentations of the three drawn charities, each eligible member present will vote by ballot, with the charity receiving the most votes winning. All members are responsible for writing a check to the selected charity.
In the case of a 2-way tie, the membership will be provided with the names of the two charities and a second vote will be taken. If the second vote results in another tie, a charity will be randomly picked by putting both names in a hat and drawing a winner.
Organizations not selected may be resubmitted at subsequent meetings.
The selected organization is not eligible for consideration for two years but the nominating member may submit the name of another organization at subsequent meetings.
Checks are written directly to the local organization, not to 100WWCGSV.
At the following meeting, the selected charity will send a representative to report on how the money is being used. And the process begins again.