Q? Can a charity nominate itself?
No, charities may only be nominated by a member. Our members are not just interested in nominating and donating – they want to learn about local causes. They may want to volunteer, sponsor or serve on a board or committee. They may even become a regular donor or benefactor. Our members and supporters will find out about your charity in our social media discussions and posts. So we invite eligible charities to visit our website and Like us on Facebook. By getting yourself known to our members, you will get yourself nominated. Then it’s down to the ‘luck of the draw’ which three will present on the night. Good luck.
Q? How are the three presenting charities chosen?
Members nominate charities. All those nominated charities go into a database, which is then weeded of ineligible organizations. The remaining eligible charities are put into a hat and three organizations are drawn at random three weeks before a quarterly meeting. The three organizations are invited to give a short five-minute presentation at the meeting. If a charity declines or is unable to present, another charity is chosen from the database. The identity of the three presenting charities is not revealed until the meeting is underway.
Q? How do I nominate a charity?
When a member joins, they may nominate up to three charities every year of their membership. This can be done throughout the year of membership and once a charity is nominated, it does not need to be nominated again.
Q? How much of my donation goes to the administration costs of 100 Men Who Give a Damn?
Absolutely zero! 100 Men Who Give a Damn is organized and operated entirely by volunteers. 100% of funds raised at a meeting go directly to the chosen charity!
Q? What do you do with my personal information?
100Men Who Give a Damn collects your personal information (including name, email address, phone number, zip code) strictly for the purpose of keeping in contact with our members.
We maintain two lists: a membership database and a member directory. The membership database is used by the organizers to get in touch with our members. The member directory is used by the members so that they can get in touch with each other (to give your check to a friend if you cannot attend a meeting).
100 Men Who Give a Damn will not sell, give or otherwise share your personal information with any third party without your express consent unless required to do so by law. We may occasionally recognize our members via social media and other media. If a member wants to remain anonymous they must let us know at the time of joining.
We will never rent out, sell or give away your personal information. Ever.
Q? How does 100 Men Who Give a Damn communicate with its members?
The website will have the most up to date info at all times. We also update Facebook. Members are emailed from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add this to your address book. 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 the above address indicating your withdrawal.
Q? Can I bring a friend to a quarterly meeting?
Yes, however, they will be required to join as a member at the door. “Giving” means making a commitment. So on arrival, your friend would need to register before being admitted.
Q? How do I become a member?
If you would like to become a member please click on “Join” above and complete the Membership & Commitment Form.
Q? How long do the meetings last?
The actual meetings will take no more than one hour. There are opportunities to socialize both before and after the formal part of each one-hour meeting.
Q? I’m a new member: what should I expect at a meeting?
Expect to be greeted by a volunteer and asked to sign-in at the registration desk. There will be a cash bar and time for mingling with fellow members.
At some stage, we may ask you if you would like to have your photo taken for our Gallery, and/or a short video of why you became a member. This is totally voluntary.
Registration, networking and bar opens
We move to the meeting room
– Opening remarks
– How voting will take place
– Announce the three Charity finalists
– Each charity presents – 5 minutes each, no PowerPoint or collateral materials
– Voting and tabulation – each member votes, administrators tabulate
– Update presentation from the previous recipient
– Announce the recipient charity (by simple majority)
– Members write their checks to the recipient charity
– Checks are collected and presented to the charity
– Announce the next meeting date
Post-event reception, cash bar
Q? What if I cannot attend a meeting?
If a member cannot attend a quarterly event, she should place the blank $100 check in an envelope marked “100 Men Who Give a Damn” and give it to a fellow member who will be going to the meeting.
Q? Can I just give you four post-dated $100 checks?
Ideally no – because we want to see you at our meetings. But if you’re not a Triangle area resident, or you know you’re going to miss all the meetings, contact us and we’ll see if we can help.
Q? Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?
You can always donate more to a charity separately on your own but for the purposes of 100 Men Who Give a Damn, we make one big donation as a group. To make a big impact, we want to give $10,000+ dollars.
Q?Is membership limited to 100 people?
No, that would not be fair to the charities, would it? If we can make a BIG impact with 100 men, why not invite a friend and make an even BIGGER impact?