Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Which charitable organizations are eligible for consideration by the group?

In order to be considered at a meeting, the organization must be based in the Grey and Bruce County area and it must be a registered not-for-profit or charitable organization eligible to provide tax receipts for donations.  

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How are organizations nominated?

Any current member wishing to submit a charitable organization for consideration must complete and submit an Organization Nomination Form at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting.

How often can a charity be nominated?

The same charity can be nominated at each meeting provided it has not been selected as the recipient of the group's donation in the past 12 months.  

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, as only registered not-for-profit and charitable organizations will be considered by the group.  Cheques are written directly to the charitable organization and NOT to 100 Women Who Care Grey-Bruce.  Tax receipts will be issued directly by the charitable organization 

How is the organization that receives the group donation chosen?

Any member who has submitted a signed Commitment Form for the current year is eligible to submit a separate Organization Nomination Form for as many eligible organizations as she wishes. At or prior to each meeting, a random draw to select three organizations will occur.  Each of the three nominating members will be asked to give a short (5 minute) presentation as to why the organization they are nominating should receive the donation. Up to 5 minutes is allowed following each presentation for Q & A.  We encourage members to participate by submitting the names of local, needy, charitable organizations! 

What if I cannot attend a meeting?

If a member cannot attend a meeting, the following options are available:

  1. She can send a blank, signed cheque to the meeting with a trusted friend (preferred).  The friend will fill in the name of the charity that is chosen and submit the cheque to the organizers on the absentee member's behalf.
  2. Members may have an option to provide up to four post-dated, blank, signed cheques to the organizer(s) each year. The organizers will safeguard these cheques and at the applicable meeting, if the member is not present, the organizer(s) will fill in the chosen recipient and submit the cheque on the member's behalf.
  3. The member can check the website/meeting minutes or contact one of the organizers to find out which charity was selected.  The member can then send in a cheque to one of the organizers who will forward it to the charity on the member’s behalf. 

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Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?

Because the goal of 100 Women Who Care Grey Bruce is to make a large donation on behalf of the whole group, the answer is no.  We want to be able to support this endeavor and give $10,000+ dollars at a time to make a large impact in our community with each member's donation being part of the larger donation.  This is the power of joining forces!  We also need to be able to track your donations so that you get credit for the donation and remain eligible for submitting charities and voting at meetings. 

How long do the meetings last?

Meetings are intended to be very short - no longer than 60 minutes.  That having been said, there is the opportunity to socialize after the meeting. 

Can I bring a friend to the meeting?

Absolutely! We are always seeking women who care!

We encourage guests/potential members to attend a meeting before committing to join. After attending a meeting, if she wishes to become a part of this fabulous group, she may submit a Commitment Form for the current year. In order to vote at a meeting, individuals must have submitted a  signed Commitment Form and be a member in good standing (i.e. up to date on contributions). Guests at a meeting are welcome to observe and may contribute a donation if inspired to do so.

Does any of my donation go to administration costs of 100 Women Who Care Grey Bruce?

Absolutely not! 

100 Women Who Care Grey-Bruce is organized and operated entirely by volunteers. 100% of the money raised at our meetings goes directly to the selected organizations.

What do you do with the personal information that is collected on my Commitment Form?

100 Women Who Care Grey-Bruce collects your personal information (including name, address, email address, phone number) strictly for the purpose of maintaining our membership list.  100 WWC Grey-Bruce will not sell, give or otherwise share your personal information without your express consent, unless required by law.