Which charitable organizations are eligible for consideration by the group?
The organization must be based in the South Georgian Triangle area and must be a registered not-for-profit or charitable organization eligible to provide tax receipts for donations.
The charitable organization must be previously established (i.e. no start-ups). Organizations that are national or international in focus will not be considered. Donated funds only support local projects.
An organization selected by our group to receive the donation may not be re-nominated for a period of three years.
Any member who has signed the Commitment Form can nominate a local organization using our online nomination form at least two weeks prior to a scheduled meeting.
How often can a charity be nominated?
A charity can be nominated as long is it has not been a recipient of the group's donation in the past three years. This will allow other charities the opportunity to be the recipient of our collective donation.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes; only registered not-for-profit and charitable organizations will be selected by our group. Donations are made directly to the charitable organization and NOT to 100 Women Who Care South Georgian Triangle. Tax receipts will be issued directly by the charitable organization.
How is the organization that receives the group donation chosen?
Three organizations are drawn randomly from all current nominations and the chosen nominees are notified in advance of the meeting so the member can prepare a five-minute presentation as to why the organization is deserving of the donation. At the meeting, there is also five minutes for Q & A.
Members can access these presentation tips to help prepare for the meeting presentation as well as the Q&A.
What if I cannot attend a meeting?
If a member cannot attend a meeting she can do one of two things:
1. She can send in a blank, signed cheque with a trusted friend to the meeting . The friend will write in the name of the charity that is chosen on the cheque and give it to the organizers on her behalf. The friend may not vote on behalf of the absent member without a proxy form.
2. The member can check the website following the meeting and use the donate online button which takes the member to the Canada Helps SGT account to make a donation to the selected charity.
Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?
No; the goal of 100 Women Who Care South Georgian Triangle is to make a large donation on behalf of the whole group. Donating$10,000+ dollars at a time makes a large impact in our community and each member's donation is a part of the larger donation. This is the power of joining together!
100 Women Who Care South Georgian Triangle does track your donations so that you remain in good standing to be eligible to nominate charities and vote at meetings.
How long do the meetings last?
Meetings are intended to be very short and no longer than 60 minutes. There is opportunity to socialize before and after the meeting.
Can I bring a friend to the meeting?
Of course you can! We allow guests to attend one meeting after which she is welcome to continue to be a part of this fabulous group as a member. Guests are not eligible to vote or participate in the Q&A. In order to vote, any guest will need to sign a Commitment Form and become a member. Otherwise a guest is free to observe and contribute a donation if she likes.
Does any of my donation go to administration costs of 100 Women Who Care South Georgian Triangle?
Absolutely not! 100 Women Who Care South Georgian Triangle is organized and operated entirely by volunteers. 100% of the money raised at our meetings goes directly to the selected organizations. Any funds used for maintenance of our chapter (website, business cards, email system, posters, stationary, etc.) comes from sponsorships and the personal contributions of the Steering Committee members.
What do you do with my personal information?
100 Women Who Care South Georgian Triangle collects your personal information (including name, email address, phone number) strictly for the purpose of maintaining our membership list. 100 Women Who Care South Georgian Triangle will not sell, give or otherwise share your personal information without your express consent, unless required by law.