How Do I Nominate a Charity?
The charity and non-profit organization submission form are ONLY sent to registered members by email in our newsletter mail out in the 6 weeks leading up to the meeting. This submission form is not published publicly and is only available to registered members. If you are a member who hasn’t received a nomination form, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to BECOME a member so you can support the wonderful and inspiring work done by local charities and non-profit organizations, please click on “Register” in the menu above.
How do charities, and grassroots non-profit organizations in the Airdrie area get involved?
Charities must be nominated by a member of 100 Women Who Care Airdrie to be considered. We invite organizations to like us on Facebook. Here organizations can educate 100 Women Who Care Airdrie 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 on the night of the event they will get an idea of the excitement and what is happening as it takes place.
Which charitable organizations are eligible for consideration by the group?
In order to be considered at a meeting, the organization/charity must be based in Airdrie and surrounding areas(excluding Calgary). It must be previously established for at least 1 year (no start-ups). No national or international charities, programs or organizations will be considered at this time as the current focus is on contributing to our local community. An organization that is selected for the group donation may not be considered again until three years after being selected. Members nominate a charitable organization for consideration upon registering to join our Airdrie Chapter. Nominations are entered into a draw and 3 are selected and vetted prior to the event. Representatives are asked to make a five-minute presentation at the meeting and members vote. The organization with the greatest number of votes is the recipient of the funds and is removed from the selection process in the future.
How is the organization that receives the group donation chosen?
When a member registers she can nominate a name of a local organization into the hat for a random drawing prior to the meeting. The organizers of the meeting will collect the names of the organizations and three organizations will be selected at random one week 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. We encourage members to participate by submitting the names of local, needy, charitable organizations!
What Should I Expect at a Meeting?
You are greeted by a committee leader 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 always be a cash bar and food available to order. 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.
Order of Events
7:00 Registration, networking and bar opens
7:30 Presentation begins
– Opening remarks
– How evening and voting will happen
– Announce our 3 Charitable organization finalists
– Charitable organization Presentations – 5 minutes each, no PowerPoint or collateral materials
– Voting and tabulation – each member receives a ballot and they circle 1,2 or 3
– Update presentation from last meeting’s recipient
– Announce the selected recipient (most votes)
– Announce the next venue
8:00 Post-event reception- feel free to stay and mingle!
What if I Can’t Attend a Meeting?
If you can’t make it to our next meeting, please take a moment to let us know! You can do that by filling out our 100 WWCA – Mtg RSVP Form. Your RSVP combined with donation will trigger us to send you the electronic voting proxy ballot via email. If this is your first meeting and we still require your annual donation, that can be arranged via 1 of the following options:
- 4 Post-Dated Cheques ($100 each = $400 total) at 1st Mtg or dropped off attn Jane at Airdrie Eyecare
- E-transfer on or before mtg ETransfer deadline – email@example.com with the password being “100wwca”
- The above options aren’t feasible for me, please contact me for alternative arrangements
Can I bring a friend to the meeting?
OF COURSE!!! We are always seeking additional women who care! So if you bring a friend along who wants to check out a meeting before committing she can! We can almost guarantee she will be wanting to join and if she would like to do that before the votes are counted she can sign up that night and make her donation.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, but only if a registered not-for-profit and charitable organizations is the recipient of the donation. Tax receipts will be issued directly by the charitable organization if applicable. Tax receipts have been asked to be issued no later than 60 days after the meeting.
Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?
Because the goal of 100 Women Who Care Airdrie 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.
Does any of my donations go to administration costs of 100 Women Who Care Airdrie?
Absolutely not! 100 Women Who Care Airdrie is organized and operated entirely by the organizing committee 100% of the money raised at our meetings goes directly to the selected organizations!
How do 100 Women Who Care communicate with members?
The website will have the most up to date info at all times. We also update Facebook regularly with information. We send a group email to members from Mailchimp with info like venue directions, updates etc. To receive these communications please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address books so you know that you’re in the loop. We make every effort to reach you but sometimes your security settings prohibit us from getting things to you. 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 email@example.com indicating your withdrawal.
How long has 100 Women Who Care Airdrie been in existence?
The planning for the Airdrie chapter started in June 2016 with the first meeting taking place on September 20, 2016. We are excited to watch our chapter grow and meet some amazing women in the Airdrie area.
What do you do with my personal information?
100 Women Who Care Airdrie collects your personal information (including name, address, email address, phone number) strictly for the purpose of maintaining our membership list. 100 Women Who Care Airdrie will not sell, give or otherwise share your personal information without your express consent unless required by law. We do like to recognize our members via social media and other venues. If a member would like to remain anonymous they must let us know at the time of joining.