CAN I JOIN 100+ WOMEN WHO CARE CALEDON WITH A GROUP?

You sure can!  We understand that in these difficult financial times it may be hard to participate in charitable

giving on your own; however, joining with a team allows you to split the cost and time commitment amongst

teammates and creating community with coworkers, friends or like-minded peers.

 

To sign-up as a team, each member must complete a Membership Commitment Form on which she will indicate how the $100 donation will be distributed between each member of the team. There is a maximum of 4 people allowed on one team.

 

As a team you are allowed one vote, but all members can attend meetings.  One speaker from the team will be

selected when completing a Charity Nomination Form to represent the team should that charity be selected to

be voted on that meeting.

 

HOW IS THE ORGANIZATION THAT RECEIVES THE GROUP DONATION

CHOSEN AT EACH MEETING?

A member who has signed the Membership Commitment Form can submit the name of a local organization.

At random, three organizations will be selected at the meeting. The nominating members will be asked to come up and give a short, five minute presentation as to why the organization they are nominating should receive the donation and then spend about two minutes for Q&A. Should the nominating member wish, she may ask another member to present about the charity on her behalf.

 

Any member can submit a charitable organization for consideration; however, she must fill out and submit a Charity Nomination Form to the Executive no later than 1 week prior to the scheduled meeting.
Teams may only nominate one charity per meeting and one representative should be elected by each team
to speak on all team members' behalves should this charity be selected for presentation.  
Guests are not permitted to present.

 

WHICH ORGANIZATIONS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION?

At this time, in order to be considered at a meeting, an organization must be based in and/or serve

the Caledon area and it must be a registered, not-for-profit or charitable organization able to provide tax receipts for donations.  They must also agree not to use the donated funds for administrative costs. We are not considering nominations to national or international charities, programs, or organizations at this time, as the current focus is on contributing to our local community.

 

A charity can be nominated at each meeting as long as it has not been a recipient of the group's donation in the past year. The exception is a specific program within a large organization (for example, a specific department or program within a hospital), which may be considered again within one year for a different program or department.  We will accept multiple charity nominations for the same charity. All approved and legitimate charity nominations will be eligible for the draw box on the night of the meeting; however, a charity will only be able to be drawn and brought to a vote with the membership once per meeting. At the subsequent meeting, the charity receiving the funds must make a presentation on how the funds were used.

 

ARE DONATIONS TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

Absolutely! Only registered, not-for-profit and charitable organizations will be sponsored by the group.

Cheques are written directly to selected charitable organizations and not to 100 Women Who Care Caledon 
at each meeting. Members will receive a tax receipt directly from the organization after they've donated.

 

Tax Receipts

Please ensure your complete address is on your cheque or in the MEMO line. The tax receipt will be issued to the name on the cheque - the woman's name if a joint account. If you are paying with a business account, please make a note of the member's name. Please do not fill anything in the 'Payee' line of the cheque as the recipient will be decided upon at our meeting. If your donation is to be made in cash, please donate in an envelope with your name (and, if applicable, the name of your team) and address on the envelope. We ask that one member donate on behalf of a team in order to make this process easier. For teams, the person that writes the cheque or donates cash will be issued the tax receipt.

 

WHAT IF I AM UNABLE TO ATTEND A MEETING?

If a member cannot attend a meeting she can do one of the following:

 

  1. She can send in a blank, signed cheque with a trusted friend or another member to the meeting (preferred).  
    The surrogate member will then write in the name of the charity that is chosen on the cheque and give it to
    the executive on her behalf.  A friend acting as a surrogate member may not vote on behalf of the absent
    member unless a Proxy Ballot is completed.

  2. She can contact the Executive at info@100womenwhocarecaledon.com and arrange to
    deliver her signed cheque.

  3. She can complete a Proxy Ballot. You can give another member authority to vote on your behalf as long
    as they present form AND a cheque for $100 on your behalf.  
    Click here to download the Proxy Ballot.

CAN I JUST SEND THE DONATION TO THE CHARITY MYSELF?

Because the goal of 100 Women Who Care Caledon is to make a large donation on behalf of the whole group, the answer is no.  We want to be able to support this endeavour and provide a substantial amount at one time

for a cause!  We also need to be able to track your donations so that you get credit for the donation and remain an active, voting-eligible member of the group.

 

HOW MUCH OF MY DONATION GOES TO ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS OF

100+ WOMEN WHO CARE CALEDON?

None of it! 100 Women Who Care Caledon is organized and operated by volunteers. 100% of the money raised at our meetings goes directly to the selected organization!

 

HOW LONG DO THE MEETINGS LAST?

Meetings are intended to be very short and will last no longer than 60 minutes.

 

CAN MEMBERS BRING A FRIEND TO THE MEETING?

Of course you can! We are always seeking philanthropic women to contribute their energy to the group.

In order to vote, she would need to bring a signed Membership Commitment Form to the meeting and become a member, but guests are free to observe and contribute a donation if she likes.

 

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR MEMBERSHIP COMMITMENT FORM

 

CLICK HERE FOR CHARITY NOMINATION FORM

 

 

 

 

 

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