100 Women Who Give a Hoot is about…

100 WOMEN MAKING A POWERFUL LOCAL IMPACT IN A MINIMAL AMOUNT OF TIME.

Life can get crazy.  We all do our best to give our time and our money when and where we can. For many of us, though, there never seems to be enough of either to make the kind of impact we wish to make. It seems we either overextend ourselves, then feel bad when we can’t keep up, OR we shy away from commitments because we don’t want to take on anything if we’re not 100% certain we can live up to growing needs.

Introducing … 100 Women Who Give a Hoot.  As a member, you make a simple, yet powerful commitment that has an immediate impact on our local community:

  • Each member agrees to come to 4 meetings per year (one per quarter).
  • Each member comes to the meeting with a $100 check (blank) and agrees to write that check to one chosen charity at the end of the meeting.
  • Meetings are an hour long.  At each meeting, three local charities (all nominated by our members) make separate, 5-minute presentations to tell the group who they are and how they will use the $10,000 to make a difference for their cause. After 15 minutes, each woman votes and the charity with the most votes is the recipient of the $10,000 donation.
  • At the next meeting, the chosen charity takes the first 15 minutes to update the membership on how the donation was used and the impact it is making.

That’s it. Really. So simple. So fun. So profound.

Our Roots

A Simple Concept, A Big Impact

Based on the 100 Women Who Care Alliance

In 2006, Karen Dunigan started the first 100 Women Who Care group in Jackson, Michigan. She envisioned a brilliant yet simple way to raise money for local charities, non-profits and worthy causes. Understanding that many professional women had the desire and resources to help local charities, yet had little time to give, Dunigan invited group members to meet only once a quarter for one hour and donate $100 per meeting. Each meeting would raise $10,000—an amount significant to most non-profit organizations. Dunigan’s vision and inspiration spread and to date, over 350 chapters have formed within the 100 Women Who Care Alliance.

Karen Dunigan passed away on April 15, 2014, after a battle with cancer. Karen’s chapter has contributed more than $475,000 to Jackson, Michigan charities since 2006.  Her sisters, Jane and Patty, carry on her work. Karen created a legacy, and 100+ WWC continues to grow, spreading her inventive method of impactful fundraising.

1. GOAL

Inject $10k+ into the work of a local charity through funds, exposure and awareness.  Have fun while doing it!

2. PLAN

Gather 100+ women in a room and have three local charities present for 5 minutes each. Count everyone’s anonymous vote and have each member write their $100 check to the charity with the most votes.

3. EXECUTE

Simple. Fast. Efficient.