Frequently Asked QuestionsPower of 100 Southwest ♥ Women Who Care
Can I bring a friend to the meeting?
Absolutely! Anyone is welcome to attend and observe the meeting before deciding if they would like to become a member. If you turn in a Membership Form before the balloting takes place, you will be allowed to vote at your first meeting.
How do I donate if I cannot attend the meeting?
Information about the selected charity is posted on our website following the meeting. An email is also sent to the members asking them to mail their check to:
Power 100 Southwest
7912 Mitchell Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Is my contribution tax deductible?
Checks are written directly to the charity. All nominated charities are 501(c)(3)’s, which means your contribution is tax deductible. Your cancelled check should serve as a receipt for your donation. The charity may also send you a receipt.
Can I send my check directly to the charity?
No, it is preferred that you send your donation (written out to the selected charity) to Power of 100 Southwest.
The goal of Power of 100 Southwest is to make a large donation on behalf of the whole organization. We’d like each member’s contribution to be part of this donation. We also keep a log of your contribution, which qualifies you to nominate a charity and vote at the next meeting.
Can I nominate a charity and have someone from the charitable organization present on my behalf?
Only Power of 100 Southwest members can nominate and make presentations. Charity representatives can become Power of 100 Southwest members if they wish to nominate and present on behalf of their charitable organization.
If I’m part of a team and my charity is selected, can all the team members take part in the presentation?
Only one member will be allowed to make a presentation.
Can I submit my Charity Submission Form at the meeting?
You can bring your form to the meeting but it will not be eligible for selection until the following meeting. Submittals must be made at least 15 days prior to the meeting. The Charity Submission Form can be emailed to us before the meeting to meet the deadline. We use this lead-time to verify that the charity is currently registered as a 501(c)(3) and has been operating for at least 2 years.
Can more than one member nominate a charity?
Yes, multiple nominations can increase the chances of a charity being selected for presentation. Each member (or team) must submit her own Charity Submission Form for the charity.
If my charity was not selected at the quarterly meeting do I need to resubmit it for consideration at the next meeting?
No, your charity will automatically be considered in future meetings as long as your membership contributions are current and the charity continues to maintain its 501(c)(3) status
Is there a limit on how many charities a member can nominate?
No, there is no limit, however, a member may only present ONE charity at each quarterly meeting. If more than one charity is chosen that has been submitted by the same member or team, it will remain eligible for the next quarter and another charity will be selected.
What information should I include in my presentation if my charity is drawn at the meeting?
In general, your presentation should include general information about the charity such as mission, vision, population served and activities of the organization. The presentation must be 5-minutes or less. It is also helpful to share some details about funding sources and financials. Check the “Presentation Tips” drop down under the Charity Tab for more information.
April 20, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn
6330 Point Chase
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.Sally Koch