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.
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.
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.
- Must be a registered non-profit or charitable organization that’s eligible to provide a tax receipt for donations.
- Must be established for at least one year (NO start-ups).
- If a national or international charity, 100% of the money they would receive from us MUST go back to the local area.
100+ Who Care Giving Group sends out emails, generally within one month of an upcoming meeting. Emails can come from firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.