Each Member of 100 Women Who Care commits to donating $100 per meeting (4x per year). The expectation is that even if you can't attend a meeting you will still contribute.
Meetings are diligently conducted in one hour or less. Each meeting opens with a five minute update on how the funds raised at the previous meeting were used by the selected charity. Preferably, a representative of the organization attends to share this information.
At each meeting, three charities that have been nominated by Members are presented to the larger group. Any current member may present a charity, sharing their mission and how funds raised would be used (5 min max presentation) Any organizations under consideration must serve the Greater Toronto Area, preferably the East side of the city, and be able to provide tax receipts directly to contributing members.
Following the presentations, any current Member may vote (by ballot) for one of the three organizations. Ties will be decided by further votes. If a tie persists, the membership will vote to either (1) randomly select one of the tied organizations by draw; or (2) divide the group donation equally between the tied organizations.
The selected organization will receive a group donation of $100 per Member!
Members who did not vote for the selected organization agree to make their donation regardless.
Members will receive a tax receipt directly from the organization.
An organization not selected at one meeting may be submitted again at a subsequent meeting after a period of 6 months. A successful organization is eligible for future consideration, after a period of one year
The selected organization must agree not to give out member information to any third parties except for tax purposes.