Charity Selection Process

Charity Considerations

  • Only 501(c)(3) charities will be considered.
  • Charities must have been in existence for a minimum of two years.
  • Charities must be non-profits benefiting  Pierce/St. Croix area.

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 45 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.
  • Three charities will present at each meeting.
  • The selected charities should be ready to make a 7-10 minute presentation at the meeting about their charity.
  • Presentations can be no longer than ten minutes in length.
  • A question and answer period will take place immediately following the three presentations and directly preceding member voting.

Selection / Voting

  • Following the presentations of the three nominated charities, each eligible member or team 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.
  • In the case of a 3-way tie, a charity will be randomly drawn by putting all three names in a hat and drawing one winner.
  •  If a member’s charity is chosen, that charity is not eligible to be considered for selection for a period of one year; however, the member can submit the name of another charity. 
  • The selected non-profit organization will be asked to refrain from creating, selling, or distributing a list with contact information.
  • Checks are written directly to the local organization, not to The Power of 100.   Non-profits have been asked to provide charitable tax receipts to our members at the Impact Meeting.