TIPS & GUIDELINES

Our Guidelines for Membership:

  • To be an active member, attendance at two meetings per year and donation for all four meetings (regardless of attendance) is needed.

  • A donation of at least $100 per meeting is required to stay active (That comes out to just over $1 a day each year) .

  • Members may only be individuals and not represent a company or other entity via their membership.

  • If a Member fails to attend meetings as noted above and/or does not make their annual contribution, they will become an inactive member for a minimum of one calendar year and may reapply after that timeframe.

  • Members unable to attend any scheduled meeting, please give your check to another member to deliver, or mail your $100 check made out to the selected charity to: 100+ Women Who Care Moab, PO Box 1125, Moab, UT 84532. Members agree to get their check to the Treasurer on or before 3 days from the meeting date

  • Members must be 18 or older to join

Our Guidelines for Causes & Presentations:

  • All causes should meet the following criteria:

    • Be located within a 50 mile radius of the Grand Count Courthouse in Moab, UT​

    • Not be politically affiliated or religious in nature

    • Be a local chapter.  Funds are not permitted to be used towards any causes or organizations outside of the immediate (50 mile radius) greater Moab area.

  • A Nomination Form must be submited a minimum of 7 days prior to the schedule meeting via email or mail for consideration.

  • All causes that meet the criteria above and who have not received funds within the past 12 months from 100+ Women Who Care Moab, will be placed on a table at the scheduled meeting for sponsorship by a 100+ Women Who Care Moab active member.

  • Members may present one cause per quarter.  They may do so by selecting the cause from the table and putting it into the hat.  Effectively, they are agreeing to provide a 5 minute presentation about the cause and why it should be funded by the group that evening.

  • Members are only permitted to present once cause that directly benefits themselves in a calendar year.

  • Three causes will be selected, at random, from those sponsored that evening.  

    • The sponsoring member will be given 5 minutes to make a presentation at the meeting. 

    • This presentation must be made by an active member of the 100 Women Who Care Moab, who may or may not be a member of the organization.

    • Tips for presenting can be found on this page located above.

  • Members agree the cause with the most votes will receive their contribution regardless if they support the mission of the cause or agree with the selection.

  • A vote will be cast at the meeting by each active member for the cause they feel should receive the group donation.  The decision will be made by majority rules. Even if you do not care for the choice, you still must donate. All checks go to one charity.

  • In order to keep the focus within our community, national charities will not be considered, however, local branches of national charities are eligible for consideration. The purpose is for 100% of the contribution to stay in a 50 mile radius of Moab (defined by 50 miles from the Grand County Courthouse).

  • The organization must agree NOT to use the names for future solicitations, nor give the information out to the public.

  • A year after being selected by the group, charities can re-submit their names for consideration.

 

MAKE YOUR 5 MINUTE PITCH COUNT!

By Heidi Boynton, 100 Women Who Care Santa Cruz

Whether you are the founder, a volunteer or a donor that is hands off, if you are going to be the representative to pitch the group for funding your organization/group, you need to know what you do and how you do it. In a matter of 5 minutes you’ve got to be able to tell what you do, what kind of impact you make and what you will specifically do with the money given to you. The women sitting in this room have come and are committed to 100 Women Who Care BECAUSE of the simplicity, the quick decisiveness and the camaraderie of seeing all the great work in Santa Cruz (or in our case Moab!). Use the time you have given to make a huge impact. Even if you aren’t chosen as the benefactor for the night, you have had the audience of change makers in Santa Cruz County (or Moab!)…..use it wisely.

1) Know the facts!

Practice your elevator speech. You need to be able to tell the story of the work your organization does in under 1 minute. People get lost easily by drawn out explanations. Write down what you do, how you do it and who is affected. Then wrap that around a few sentences and voila! you’ve got your pitch. If an organization is drawn that you are a part of and you don’t feel confident to be able to clearly and concisely convey the message, pass this time and brush up on the organizations you are involved in so you can make a solid pitch. Sometimes if there isn’t clarity it can do more to hurt the organization you are trying to help by confusing those that are hearing about it for the first time.

2) Tell the HEART story!

Be sure to think of a way to tie in a personal story of those you impact with the work you do so that the group has a very clear understanding and then connection to that work. As you prepare, write down WHY you are involved? Why does it matter to you and who/what have you seen change in the times you have been involved that have mattered to you? If it matters to you, it will probably matter to someone else. Write down a short story of how the work of the organization directly made a change and time it…get it under one minute and PRACTICE it.

3) Show them the MONEY!

Where will the money go! The people in the room are ready to make a wise choice about where they donate. Those that struggle to define where the folks hard earned money will go once they write that check will find they struggle to get those checks written at all. I’m not talking about detailed financial statements here, what I am talking about is a strong description of what the funds will be supporting. It could be general operating budget to help grow a new local organization, it could be for materials to distribute as a part of the programs work. Taking the time to find out where the money will go pays off in the long run and will give you the confidence to stand up and make your pitch to the group. If you don’t explain in your allotted time to give your pitch, they will ask in the Q & A, you will still have to have an answer 

Be prepared or say “No thanks, I’ll do it next time” if you aren’t ready to speak, and get the money out of the pocketbooks!

Talking points to include in your presentation:

By 100 Women Who Care Bloomington, IN

Making your case for support in the 5 minutes that you are allowed takes some planning. Following are some talking points you might want to incorporate into your presentation.

  • State your name and the name of the organization you would like to receive the funding.

  • Start with an engaging opening line, e.g., “75 women in our community are involved in a domestic violence dispute every month…”

  • Share what the mission of the organization is.

  • Describe the program that you would like to be funded. Provide some background information, if possible.

  • Identify how many people and who the funds will impact.

  • Tell how essential this program is and what our community will miss if this program does not get funded.

  • Explain the measurements that will be used to ensure the success of this program and good use of the donation.

  • Share what this donation will “buy” for our community.

  • End with a heartfelt ask and a thank you.

Remember that you must be a active member of 100 Women Who Care in order to make a presentation at a meeting.

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