Pitching Your Favorite Charity
- Our worthy causes will be nominated by group members at each meeting by placing their name and the name of their charity, non-profit 501(c)3 in a basket.
- Three nomination forms will be randomly drawn.
- Each of the three submitting members will give a 5-minute presentation about their charity. Presentations should be simple and not overly formal. A 5-minute questions and answer session will follow.
- The group will vote by ballot to determine the recipient of the donation. Majority rules.
- Your name and the name of your pitched organization.
- Where is the organization located?
- What is the mission of the organization?
- What purpose does the organization serve? (Who? What do they do? How do they do it?)
- How would they benefit from receiving the donation? How will the funds be used?
- How many people do they serve on a monthly or annual basis?
- Describe the program that you would like funded. Would the funds be specifically earmarked for a certain program? Provide background for the program. Who will it impact? How many will it impact? How essential is the program? What will our community be missing if this program does not get funded?
- What percentage of funds go directly to their mission? What percentage goes towards overhead and marketing?
- What is the organization's operating budget? How does the organization sustain their budget?
- Are they a recognized 501(c)3?
- End with a heartfelt ask and a thank you.
Power & Excitement
- There is an amazing sense of power and excitement in the room as many women know they have personally written a check for an positive donation.
- Many women are, for the first time, entering the world of philanthropy through this model.
- At each meeting, 100+ women in the community are learning about the needs of their neighbors and the agencies that serve them.
- Each organization has the opportunity to showcase their projects. Even if it is not chosen, it has exposure to over 100+ women.