Q? Can a charity nominate itself?
No, charities may only be nominated by a member. Our members are not just interested in nominating and donating – they want to learn about local causes. They may want to volunteer, sponsor or serve on a board or committee. They may even become a regular donor or benefactor. Our members and supporters will find out about your charity in our social media discussions and posts. So we invite eligible charities to visit our website and Like us on Facebook. By getting yourself known to our members, you will get yourself nominated. Then it’s down to the ‘luck of the draw’ which three will present on the night. Good luck.
Q? How are the three presenting charities chosen?
Members nominate charities. All those nominated charities go into a database, which is then weeded of ineligible organizations. The remaining eligible charities are put into a hat and three organizations are drawn at random three weeks before a quarterly meeting. The three organizations are invited to give a short five-minute presentation at the meeting. If a charity declines or is unable to present, another charity is chosen from the database. The identity of the three presenting charities is not revealed until the meeting is underway.
Q? How do I nominate a charity?
When a member joins, they may nominate up to three charities every year of their membership. This can be done throughout the year of membership and once a charity is nominated, it does not need to be nominated again.
Q? How much of my donation goes to the administration costs of 100 Women Who Give a Hoot?
Absolutely zero! 100 Women Who Give a Hoot is organized and operated entirely by volunteers. 100% of funds raised at a meeting go directly to the chosen charity!
Q? What do you do with my personal information?
100 Women Who Give a Hoot collects your personal information (including name, email address, phone number, zip code) strictly for the purpose of keeping in contact with our members. The membership database is used by the organizers to get in touch with our members.
100 Women Who Give a Hoot will not sell, give or otherwise share your personal information with any third party without your express consent unless required to do so by law. We may occasionally recognize our members via social media and other media. If a member wants to remain anonymous they must let us know at the time of joining.
We will never rent out, sell or give away your personal information. Ever.
Q? How does 100 Women Who Give a Hoot communicate with its members?
The website will have the most up to date info at all times. We also update Facebook. Members are emailed from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add this to your address book. If you change your email address, please let us know. Should you wish to discontinue membership at any time, please send an e-mail to the above address indicating your withdrawal.
Q? Can I bring a friend to a quarterly meeting?
Yes, however, they will be required to join as a member at the door. “Giving” means making a commitment. So on arrival, your friend would need to register before being admitted.
Q? How do I become a member?
To become a member, complete the Membership & Commitment Form here.
Q? How long do the meetings last?
The actual meetings will take no more than one hour. There are opportunities to socialize both before and after the formal part of each one-hour meeting.
Q? I’m a new member: what should I expect at a meeting?
- Registration, networking and bar opens. Expect to be greeted by a volunteer and asked to sign-in at the registration desk. Then, enjoy our cash bar and mingle with fellow members or meet the evening’s presenting charities.
- Meeting begins
- Opening remarks
- Each charity presents for 5 minutes each
- Voting and tabulation
- Update from the previous quarter’s award recipient
- Announce the recipient charity (by simple majority)
- Members write their checks to the recipient charity or donate electronically
- Post-event reception, cash bar
Q? What if I cannot attend a meeting?
If a member cannot attend a quarterly event, she should place the blank $100 check in an envelope marked “100 Women Who Give a Hoot” and give it to a fellow member who will be going to the meeting. Alternatively, you can donate online. If you have questions, please get in touch!
Q? Can I just give you four post-dated $100 checks?
Ideally no – because we want to see you at our meetings. But, if you are interested in submitting your annual donation of $400 all at once, you can do so electronically. Click here to set up your PayPal Giving account for the Raleigh and surrounding chapter. Click here to set up your One Mission account for the Chapel Hill Durham chapter.
Q? Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?
You can always donate more to a charity separately on your own but for the purposes of 100 Women Who Give a Hoot, we make one big donation as a group. To make a big impact, we want to give $10,000+ dollars together.
Q? Is membership limited to 100 people?
No, that would not be fair to the charities, would it? If we can make a BIG impact with 100 women, why not invite a friend and make an even BIGGER impact?