How We Work

It’s Simple. We Meet. We Vote. We Donate.

  • Each Member commits to donating $100 per event, four times a year.

  • Events are conducted in one hour or less.

  • Each event will include an update on how the funds donated at the previous meeting were used by the recipient charity.

  • Any member may nominate a charity for consideration but must be done 1 week (5 business days) prior to meeting either online or by emailing downloadable form in order to confirm eligibility.

  • The nominating members of three randomly selected organizations will make a brief, informal presentation (no PowerPoint) about the organization to the group. 

  • Each member may vote (by ballot) for one of the three charities. The charity with the most votes will be the recipient charity.

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

  • Members who did not vote for the selected organization agree to make their donation regardless. Members can, of course, feel free to donate their money or time privately to the other two charities if they wish.

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

  • Members who are unable to attend an event are expected to give their check to another member to deliver on his behalf and can bring a proxy ballot for their vote.

  • Charities under consideration must serve the Southern Maine Area and provide individual tax receipts directly to contributing members.

  • A charity not selected at one meeting may be submitted again at a subsequent meeting.

  • A recipient charity is not eligible for future consideration for the next 12 months but the nominating member may submit the name of another charity.

  • The recipient charity must agree not to use or give out member information to any third parties except for tax purposes.