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.
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.
Beginning in March 2021, our meetings are virtual via Zoom. In person meetings will resume as soon as it is safe to do so.
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 ask them sign a Commitment Form at registration when they arrive. They can also register ahead of time right here on the website.
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.
We are a membership-based giving circle. Our group started as the 100 Women Who Care Annapolis Valley around 2013. In 2021, we invited members of the former 100 Men Who Give A Damn to join, and we became the 100 Who Care Giving Group. Our members meet four times a year, usually the second Thursday of each March, June, September, and December.
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.
100+ Who Care Giving Group sends out emails, generally within one month of an upcoming meeting. Emails can come from email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.
Yes please! We set up a dedicated fundraising page on CanadaHelps.org following each meeting. This is a great option for everyone involved: members can securely donate online AND immediately receive a tax receipt by email, and the charity doesn't have to handle a pile of cheques, write and mail individual tax receipts.
**When making your donation there, please choose to show your name on the Donation Wall. If you do not, your donation will show as Anonymous, which makes it much more difficult for us to track donations!
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.