Welcome to our Giving Group!
You are now a member of an amazing group of individuals that combines what was originally the 100 Women Who Care Annapolis Valley and the former 100 Men Who Give A Damn, plus several other giving folks! Now that you’re a member, you are helping us change our community right here in the Valley area.
Here are some basic guidelines for what we're all about. You can find more on our detailed FAQ pages as well.
What you need to know
- You must be a member to attend our networking sessions and meetings. No guests. We always welcome new members, so if you have a friend who would like to join they can register at the event or even better, get them to register online!
- 100% of funds donated go to the selected charities. We do not take an administrative fee. We all believe in the importance of giving back.
- Nominating a charity is for members only – we send you the nomination form in our membership emails that you should receive starting approximately one month before a meeting. If you are NOT receiving your emails, please email us through our Contact page or email Steph at email@example.com.
Follow us on Facebook - we encourage you to find and follow us on Facebook. We share information there such as meeting details, charity announcements, and more.
Naturally we would love to see as many of our people's faces at each meeting as possible! Even with only four meetings per year, we know there can be scheduling conflicts.
Attendance isn't mandatory to be a member. but it is the only way you can vote for your preferred charity. If you want to have a say in where our group donation goes, you need to be in attendance.
As a member, you will receive emails from firstname.lastname@example.org. We usually start emailing about one month before the quarterly meeting. Emails will include welcome or introductory messages to new members, requests for charity nominations, info like where to park, the location of the meeting and any other pertinent info.
If you are NOT receiving the emails, please let us know ASAP. It could mean that we don’t have your correct email address and therefore can’t get a hold of you to let you know what’s going on!
Have you committed to helping your community but you haven’t been to a meeting yet? Here’s what to expect at one of our quarterly meetings. *This only applies to in-person meetings.
1) The meeting starts promptly at 6pm. One of our co-chairs greet our presenters and members. They will share any housekeeping notes at this time, including collecting charity nominations for the next meeting. Then we introduce the three selected charities with our membership – all of which have been nominated by a member, randomly selected from the hat, and vetted by the co-chairs.
3) We hear from our 3 selected organizations. A presenter from each charity has 5 minutes only to share with our membership what their organization would do with the donation if they are chosen. No collateral material (brochures, etc) are allowed, and no question/answer period.
4) Voting. After hearing all three presentations, each member votes by secret ballot who they would like to donate to. Volunteers collect the ballots and whisk them away for counting.
5) Charity update. While the votes are being tallied, we hear an update from the last organization who received a donation from us. They fill us in on how our support has impacted their organization and the progress of the programming the funds were earmarked for.
6) Selected Charity Announcement. Everyone waits with anticipation for the selected charity to be revealed! When the chosen charity is announced, members either write their cheque on the spot or donate online using the fundraising page we set up for the event.
7) Meeting wrap up. Our co-chairs wrap up the meeting by letting members know where the next meeting will be held and congratulating all nominated charities.
8) Before you leave, remember to drop your cheque off at the registration desk at the entrance. A team of volunteers will make sure that all of your information is accurate so you will receive your tax receipt in a timely fashion.
We take your privacy very seriously. We ask our selected charities agree not to share or store your contact information in accordance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. Please make sure your cheque includes "100 Who Care" on the subject line, to help the charity track donations on their end. If you are contacted by a charity after a meeting other than to receive your tax receipt, please let us know immediately.