Frequently Asked Questions

Charities

Which charitable organizations are eligible for consideration?

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 established although the initiative may be new.  Organizations that are national or international in focus will not be considered. Donated funds support local projects only. 

Any member who has signed the Commitment Form may nominate a local organization using our online nomination form at least two weeks prior to a scheduled meeting.

Nominations

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.

An organization selected by our chapter to receive the donation may not be re-nominated for a period of three years.

Presentations

What if I need help with the presentation for the charity I have nominated?

Three organizations are drawn by the Steering Committee from all current nominations.  Members are notified in advance of the meeting so theycan prepare a five-minute  presentation about why the organization is most deserving of the donation. At the meeting, there is also a five-minute time slot for Q & A. 

  

Members can access "presentation tips" at the bottom of the Meetings page to help prepare for the meeting presentation as well as the Q&A.  

Members are welcome to contact any member of the Steering Committee to ask for additional help.

Proxy Voting

What if I am unable to attend a meeting?

If a member is unable to attend a meeting, proxy voting is available.  You may access the Proxy Form here

To donate, there are two options:

1. Send in a blank, signed cheque with another member to the meeting.  The member will complete the cheque with the name of the charity and give it to a member of the Steering Committee.   

 

2. Check the website following the meeting and use the "Donate" button which links to our Canada Helps SGT account to make the donation to the selected charity.  There is a $4 service charge so please donate $104 so the charity receives $100. 

Donations

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 our chapter.

 

Donating $10,000+ dollars at a single meeting 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.

Tax Receipts

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, linked to our chapter of 100 Women Who Care South Georgian Triangle.  

 

Tax receipts will be issued directly by the charitable organization.

Selected charities agree to not solicit members of 100 Women Who Care for ongoing donations.

Proxy Voting

What if I am unable to attend a meeting?

If a member is unable to attend a meeting, proxy voting is available.  You may access the Proxy Form here.

To arrange for donation to the selection charity, there are two options:

1. Send in a blank, signed cheque with a trusted friend to the meeting.  The friend will complete the cheque with the name of the charity and give it to the organizers on their behalf. 

2. The member can check the website following the meeting and use the "Donate" button which linksto the Canada Helps SGT account to make a donation to the selected charity.  Please remember to donate $104 ($100 plus $4 service charge).

Admin Costs

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

Absolutely not! 100% of the money raised at our meetings goes directly to the selected organizations. 

 

Our chapter of 100 Women Who Care is entirely volunteer; there is no paid staff.

 

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.

If you, a friend or an organization would like to sponsor our chapter to assist in covering ongoing administrative costs, please let us know.

Personal Info

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. 

 

Our chapter of 100 Women Who Care will not sell, give or otherwise share your personal information without your express consent, unless required by law or for the purpose of a tax receipt by selected charities.  

Any charity considered for nomination agrees not to sell, give or otherwise share your personal information without your express consent, save and except for the purpose of issuing a donation tax receipt. 

Bring a Friend

May I bring a friend to a meeting to see what we are about and possibly join?

Of course you can!  

 

We allow guests to attend one meeting after which the guest is welcome to continue to be a part of our fabulous group as a member. 

 

Guests are not eligible to vote or participate in the Q&A session.  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 so chooses.