Charities are nominated by our members and chosen at random to present.

What kinds of charitable organizations can be nominated?
To be considered for an award, a charitable organization must meet the following criteria:
  • Organization must be a local non-profit recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 organization. 
  • Raleigh & Surrounding chapter: Organization must be located in and serve the following counties: Wake, Nash, Franklin, Johnston,  and Person.
  • Chapel Hill/Durham chapter: Organization must be located in and serve the following counties: Alamance, Durham, Chatham, and Orange.
  • If an Organization services a larger area, a guarantee must be made that 75% of their programming funds are spent in the counties noted above for that chapter.
  • If a local Organization is a subordinate or chapter under an umbrella 501(c)3 designation, it must guarantee that 100% of 100 Women Who Give a Hoot’s donation will go to the local subordinate or chapter.
  • Organization must have an Annual Revenue of at least $100,000 on their most recent Form 990.
  • Organization must have had its 501 designation established for more than 1 year.
  • Organization must be willing to send a representative to our meeting with a 5 minute presentation aimed at sharing how the donation would be spent if they should be the awarded recipient.
  • Organization must agree not to create, sell, or distribute a list with our members’ contact information, and agree not to solicit our members directly for further contributions.
  • Organization does not discriminate or permit discrimination by any member of its community against any individual based on race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, sex, marital status, age or any other classification protected by law.
  • After a minimum of three years, an organization who presented, but was not selected at a meeting will remain in the draw for subsequent meetings.
  • A successful organization who receives funds is not eligible for at least 5 years for future consideration.
  • Voting will take place by secret ballot and simple majority wins.
  • Ties will be decided by further votes. If a tie persists, the membership will randomly select one of the tied organizations by draw. 

How do I know if my charity satisfies the criteria to be nominated?

  • If you see your nonprofit’s name on our list of charities, CONGRATULATIONS! This means you have already been nominated to be included in our random selection drawings for future donations.
  • We maintain and are constantly updating a list of local charities that satisfy our criteria. Once a charity is nominated by a member and we have validated that all requirements are met, the organization is added to our website in the CHARITIES section.
  • If you do NOT see your nonprofit’s name included on our site, then be sure to tell all of your supporters about 100 Women Who Give a Hoot!  Remember, only members can nominate charities.  Throughout the calendar year, each member has the opportunity to nominate up to 3 NEW charities that have not yet been nominated by any other members.  If you are a member and have not yet nominated, please click the NOMINATE NOW button on our CHARITIES page to provide us the information for review.  Once we confirm that the organization satisfies the criteria listed above, we will put add it to our site, which then includes this nonprofit to be in the “random selection” pool for future donations.

The information on the website is subject to change at any time without prior notice.