How It Works


  • Any woman may become a member – Douglas County resident or not!
  • A member commits to one year – four quarterly meetings.
  • A member commits to donating $100 at each meeting to the chosen nonprofit.
  • Please register online.
  • Registration Forms will also be available at the meeting.

Nominating a Nonprofit

  • Eligible members in good standing can nominate a nonprofit.
  • “Good standing” means that all donations have been made for prior meetings.
  • After receiving the nomination form, the nonprofit will be vetted by the Steering Committee.
  • New members can nominate right away with a completed membership form.
  • The nonprofit must be a 501(c)(3) and the donation must benefit Douglas County residents.

Choosing the 3 Nonprofits to Be Presented

  • At the end of each meeting, members who wish for their nonprofit to be presented at the next meeting will put their names into a hat.
  • Three different nonprofits will be selected at random, and each presenter will prepare their presentation for the following meeting.  Guidelines for presentations will be given to each presenter.  (They are also available by clicking here.)

Voting and Wrap Up

  • Each member votes for one of the 3 selected nonprofit organizations presented that evening.
  • The nonprofit with the most votes receives the donations.
  • Members write checks directly to the nonprofit before the meeting ends, or, in many cases, make their donation online through the nonprofit’s website.
  • Members who were unable to attend the meeting are notified of the winning nonprofit and given instructions on how to send their donation.  
  • At the following quarterly meeting, representatives from the prior meeting’s funded organization will give a short presentation about how the donation has or will be spent and how that will impact their clients and organization.
  • Organizations cannot be nominated for two years after receiving funding.

Group Guidelines

The chapter is managed by volunteers with no administrative fees.

The chapter is simply a “pass through” for the collective donation; we are a “giving circle.”

The Steering Committee vets nonprofit organizations to ensure they fulfill the requirements of benefiting Douglas County residents.