FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How do I become a member?
A: Sign-up here and you're in. Attend the next meeting with your $100 donation and you are officially one of the 100 Women Who Care in Walworth County.
Q: Is membership limited to 100 women?
A: No, the idea of having 100 women involved came from our association with the 100 Who Care Alliance. There are many groups that started as 100 people but have more than 100 active members.
Q: What is an active member?
A: An active member is defined as a member who has upheld their donation commitment at the most recent meeting. If you are a new member who has not yet made a donation or you missed making your donation at the last meeting, you are not eligible to nominate a non-profit for the current quarter. You may nominate a non-profit in the quarter following your last donation.
Q: How long is my commitment as a member?
A: We hope you’ll get hooked and stay involved forever, but that’s not required. Members sign an annual commitment form, for two meetings. If you find that 100 Women Who Care is not working for you, please let us know and we will remove you from communications and our membership list.
Q: Can I market my business or organization through 100 Women Who Care WC?
A: No. If you make a good business connection through casual conversation at one of our meetings, great! However, please keep in mind that 100 Women is a philanthropic organization not a marketing outlet.
Q: How do I nominate a nonprofit for consideration by 100 Women Who Care C?
A: Only active members (defined as a member who has upheld their donation commitment at the most recent meeting) may nominate a nonprofit so, after making your first donation, submit the form here and we will reach out to the nonprofit to begin the process of getting them into our selection database. Nonprofits may not nominate themselves unless the nomination comes directly through an active member associated with the organization.
Q: Why are only active members eligible to nominate nonprofits?
A: We limit nominations to active members to help reduce the chance of abuse of the giving circle model. An active member is supporting other nonprofits at each meeting, so others will be willing to support their nominated charity, as well. Allowing new members or those who are not upholding their funding commitment to nominate increases the risk of a person using 100 Women as a one-way funding source rather than an actual mutual benefit giving circle.
Q: How many charities can an active member nominate?
A: We ask that active members limit nominations to one non-profit organization per quarter. This allows for a more equitable distribution of nonprofits throughout membership and limits abuse of the giving circle model.
Q: Do I have to have a relationship with the nonprofit I nominate?
A: You do not have to have a formal role or relationship with the nonprofit, but we ask that you have a good understanding of the mission and recipients of the organization prior to donating. It is also perfectly acceptable to nominate your own nonprofit or a one you serve in an official capacity.
Q: How does 100 Women narrow it down to the three presenting charities?
A: All charities are placed into the same database and assigned a number based on the order in which they were added. We use a random number generator to choose three charities from the database and invite them to present at the upcoming meeting.
Q: Is my donation tax deductible?
A: Yes, each meeting your donation will be written directly to the chosen nonprofit. You will receive a tax receipt directly from the charities you donate to.
Q: What if I want to get involved with one of the presenting nonprofit organizations?
A: We would love for you to do that! We will provide all active members with a contact for the presenting nonprofits after the meeting. We welcome you to reach out to the organization directly to inquire about getting more involved.
Q: What if I cannot make it to a meeting?
A: In order to give the nonprofits presented at every meeting the same funding opportunities, we ask that all active members honor their commitment to give at every meeting. You may either make a plan to send your signed $100 check with a trusted fellow-100 Woman and allow her to fill in the To: line or you may contact us here and arrange for check delivery prior to the meeting.
Q: How much of my donation is used for administrative costs of running 100 Women?
A: ZERO. 100% of your donation is given directly to the nonprofit chosen at each meeting.
Q: How can I get in touch with 100 Women Who Care Walworth County
A: Please email us here with any questions. (link to our email?)
Q: What do you do with my personal information?
A: Your personal information is used to contact you for official 100 Women Who Care Walworth County communications. We do not share your information with anyone but the nonprofits who are chosen by the group. We only share with them to ensure you receive proper tax documentation for your donation. We ask the nonprofits not to add our membership to their donor database or communications lists.