Any up-to-date member can submit a registered charitable organization for consideration. To be considered for a vote the charity must be submitted prior to the previous meeting when the names will be drawn. Three organizations will be selected to present at each meeting. The chosen charities will be invited to the next meeting to give a short, five-minute presentation, saying why that organization should receive the donation. There will be a time for Q&A. If the charity is unable to attend the meeting the nominating member may give the presentation. If no presenter is able to be present at the meeting, then the selected charity will be placed back in the box for future consideration.
In order to be approved by the 100 Women Who Care Uxbridge Executive, an organization must be based in and/or serve Uxbridge or have some type of local connection. It also must be a registered, not-for-profit or charitable organization able to provide tax receipts for donations. A charity can be nominated as long is has not been a recipient of the group's donation in the past 2 years. The exception is a specific program within a large organization (for example, a specific department or program within a hospital), which may be considered again for a different program or department. We will accept multiple charity nominations for the same charity. All approved and legitimate charity nominations will be eligible for the draw box, however, a charity will only be able to be drawn and brought to a vote with the membership once at each meeting. As charity nominations are received by the 100 Women Executive, they will be reviewed and considered for the upcoming meeting to be included in the draw.
Absolutely! Only registered, not-for-profit and charitable organizations will be sponsored by the group. Checks are written directly to selected charitable organizations and not to 100 Women Who Care Uxbridge at each meeting. If they cannot be sent electronically, tax receipts will be issued directly by the charitable organization to 100 Women Who Care Uxbridge.
If a Member cannot attend a meeting she can do one of two things:
1/ Send in a blank, signed cheque with a trusted friend or another member to the meeting (preferred). The surrogate member will then write in the name of the charity that is chosen on the cheque and give it to the Founders on her behalf. . . . A friend acting as a surrogate member may not vote on behalf of the absent member unless a Proxy Ballot is completed.
2/ Deliver a signed cheque to the drop off point within 48 hours.
We have introduced the "Proxy Ballot." for those who are unable to attend a meeting. You can give another member authority to vote on your behalf as long as they present the Proxy Ballot. form AND a cheque for $100 on your behalf. Click here to download the Proxy Ballot.
Because the goal of 100 Women Who Care Uxbridge 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 at least $10,000 at one 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 individuals united for a cause! We also need to be able to track your donations so that you get credit for the donation and remain an active, voting-eligible member of the group.
None of it! 100 Women Who Care Uxbridge is organized and operated by a volunteer power team of ladies. Everything else has been given to us by generous donors in our community. 100% of the money raised at our meetings goes directly to the selected organization!
Meetings are intended to be very short and will last no longer than 60 minutes; however, members are invited to socialize after each meeting.
Of course you can! We are always seeking philanthropic women to contribute their energy to the group. In order to vote, she would need to bring a signed Membership Commitment Form to the meeting and become a member, but guests are free to observe and contribute a donation if she likes.
You sure can! We understand that in these difficult financial times it may be hard to participate in charitable giving on your own; however, joining with a team allows you to split the cost and time commitment amongst teammates and creating community with coworkers, friends or like-minded peers.
To sign-up as a team, each member must complete a Membership Commitment Form on which she will indicate how the $100 donation will be distributed between each member of the team. There is a maximum of 4 people allowed on one team.
As a team you are allowed one vote, but all members can attend meetings. One speaker from the team will be selected when completing a Charity Nomination Form to represent the team should that charity be selected to be voted on that meeting.