Member FAQs

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Virtual Meeting Tips

Starting March 2021, we will be offering our meetings as live Zoom sessions.

  • Members will receive a Zoom meeting invitation and password by email. This link must be used to join the meeting. The link will not otherwise be publicly available, to help ensure security.
  • Once you've joined the meeting, your audio will automatically be muted. This is to minimize any distractions when each person first joins in.
  • Your video will be ON when you join, and the meeting will be recorded. You may turn off your video if you prefer, using the controls along the bottom of your viewing window.
  • The co-hosts are our 100+ Who Care co-chairs, Steph, Sara and Kathy. We will take turns sharing information and introducing the charity presenters.
  • The 5-minute charity presentations are pre-recorded, and will be shared during the live meeting.
  • Following the final presentation, a poll will be available to attendees to vote for your chosen charity. The voting poll will be open for approx 5 minutes.
  • The meeting will be streamed to Facebook Live. There is an approximate 20-second delay with the Facebook stream.
  • Only members attending the meeting through Zoom will be able to vote. Members watching the video stream on our Facebook page will not be able to access the poll. This helps ensure that only our registered members are voting.
  • Voting results will be shared once the poll closes.
  • Co-hosts will provide congratulations and closing remarks. Meeting ends by 7pm.

Some Suggestions:

Make it a COVID-safe Watch Party

We encourage members to consider organizing your own small, COVID-safe watch parties for our upcoming meeting!

Can't Do Zoom?

If you cannot participate in our live online meetings due to internet or other restrictions, please drop us an email. Or, if you're a reasonably tech-savvy member who could organize a small public gathering and help non-Zoomers to participate, please let us know! We'd be happy to match you up.

Basic FAQs

We are a membership-based giving circle. Our members meet four times a year, usually the second Thursday of each March, June, September, and December. There is a half-hour reception before each meeting begins.

Members nominate charities before each meeting. We randomly draw three charities about a month before each meeting from the nominated charities, and invite them to prepare a 5-minute presentation for our upcoming meeting.

The nominated charities each present to the members in attendance at the meeting. After all three presentations have been given, the members in attendance vote for the recipient charity.

The chosen charity is announced at the end of the meeting. All members then donate $100 each to the recipient.

Giving Groups or Giving Circles are philanthropy groups that bring together several individuals to donate their money, time, or resources to a pooled fund. They decide together how they will choose their beneficiaries and distribute the resources, and try to raise awareness for the groups they support and related issues.

Charities and nonprofits can be nominated only by registered members.  A form is used to collect nominations in advance of each meeting. Each member can nominate one charity. BECOME A MEMBER so you can support the wonderful and inspiring work done by local charities and non-profit organizations.

If your nominated charity was not chosen to receive the group donation, they don't leave empty-handed - courtesy of 89.3 K-Rock, they receive a voucher for a radio marketing campaign. Their names do NOT automatically go back into the hat for the next meeting. If you want them to have another chance to present, you must nominate them again prior to the next meeting.
We accept members who live in any area, as long as you can honour your donation commitment which is to organizations local to the Annapolis Valley. If you don't live in the immediate area, there may be other chapters closer to you geographically - for example, there are chapters in Yarmouth, Halifax, and Cape Breton, as well as others.
Charities must be nominated by a member of 100 Who Care Giving Group to be considered. Sometimes it’s hard to find out about groups with great causes, so we invite organizations to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Here organizations can educate 100 Who Care Giving Group members and those following us about their projects. Many members are looking for a charitable cause to nominate and find info within our social media discussions and posts. If charities follow along on social media the night of the event they will get an idea of the excitement and what is happening as it takes place.
In order to be eligible to present to our membership, nominated charities must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a registered non-profit or charitable organization that’s eligible to provide a tax receipt for donations.
  2. Must be established for at least one year (NO start-ups).
  3. If a national or international charity, 100% of the money they would receive from us MUST go back to the local area.
Read more about charity eligibility below.
An organization that is selected for the group donation may NOT be considered for a period of at least one year.
Active members can nominate one local organization into the hat for a random drawing prior to each meeting.  The organizers of the meeting will collect the names of the organizations, and three organizations will be selected at random two weeks before the event.  Members of the three organizations will be contacted and asked to give a short five minute presentation at the meeting as to why their organization should receive the donation.
Organizations who win the group donation are then asked to return to the next meeting to share their progress and how us how our donations were used. We encourage members to participate by submitting the names of local, needy, charitable organizations!
You are greeted by a volunteer and asked to sign in at the registration desk. We like to keep track of our member’s attendance as you enter so we can reconcile donations more quickly at the end of the evening. There may be a cash bar and some munchies. We may ask you if you would like to have your photo taken and/ or a short video of why you became a member. This is totally voluntary. 
We meet only four times each year. Meetings take place in September, December, March and June, with specific dates emailed to our members, and posted on our website and our facebook page.
Yes, we ask that all Active Members of 100+ Who Care Giving Group donate $100 to each recipient charity, regardless of whether they attended the meeting or not. If you miss a meeting, you can quickly and easily make your donation through fundraising page we create via the CanadaHelps website.
No, our 100+ Who Care Giving Group quarterly meetings and socials are for active members only. If you bring a friend along who wants to join we will have them sign a Commitment Form at registration when they arrive. They can also register ahead of time right here on the website.

100+ Who Care Giving Group sends out emails, generally within one month of an upcoming meeting. Emails can come from members@100valleygiving.ca and web@100valleygiving.ca, so please be sure to add both emails to your contacts so we don't end up in your spam folder. 

We also do a bit on our facebook page, so please do follow us there too.

Donation FAQs

In 2020 we began setting up fundraising pages via CanadaHelps.org following each meeting. This is a great option for everyone involved: members can securely donate online, and the charity doesn't have to write the individual tax receipts because those are emailed immediately from CanadaHelps. There are processing fees (around $5-7 per transaction) for using CanadaHelps.
 
Due to concerns surrounding COVID, 100+ Who Care Giving Group will not be accepting donations by paper cheques or cash for the foreseeable future. This measure is to ensure the health and safety of our volunteers, as well as volunteers and staff of our recipient charities. We prefer that all donations be made by the CanadaHelps fundraising page we create for the charity. The link to the page will be provided to members through email and social media.

We are a "non-organization" - we do not have a bank account for the 100+ Who Care Giving Group. Donations must be made directly to the chosen charity, who may or may not have the ability to receive e-transfers. That information will be shared after each meeting.

Yes, because only registered not-for-profit and charitable organizations will be sponsored by the group.  Cheques are written directly to the charitable organization and NOT to 100 Who Care Giving Group. 
 
Tax receipts are issued directly by the charitable organization. Please remember sometimes it takes a while for a small charity to process all the donations, and your tax receipt may take some time.

Because the goal of 100+ Who Care is to make a large donation on behalf of the whole group, the answer is no.  We want to be able to support this endeavor and give $10,000+ dollars at a time to make a large impact in our community with each member’s donation being part of the larger donation.  This is the power of joining forces! 

We also need to be able to track your donations so that you get credit for the donation and remain eligible for submitting charities and voting at meetings.

Absolutely not! 100+ Who Care Giving Group is organized and operated entirely by volunteers. Any overhead or administration expenses are covered by individual sponsorship or separate donations. 100% of the money raised at our meetings goes directly to the selected organizations.

From time to time we can accept small cash donations to help with administration and meeting costs. It is totally up to you if you'd like to a small donation. You can also choose to become a sponsor of 100+ Who Care Giving Group, by providing a one-time donation for administration or event costs, or in-kind donations such as venues, food services/products, bar, etc. Please contact us at members@100valleygiving.ca.

Your Generosity. Our Mission.
Our goal is to help small local charities do some amazing fundraising. Our Giving Circle allows us to GIVE BETTER. GIVE BIGGER.

When & Where?

Virtual Meetings

Starting Mar 2021, links to join our meetings via Zoom will be emailed to our members for those who are able/willing to participate.