Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a member?
If you would like to become a member, please fill out your information in the form here. Or you can attend a giving meeting and fill out an application on-site!
Is membership limited to 100 women?
No. Membership is open to more than 100 – all are welcome!
What about men? Can they join?
No. However, there is a 100 Guys Who Care Evansville group. Feel free to learn more about them by visiting their website here.
How does 100+ Women Who Care Evansville communicate with its members?
Members are emailed from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add this email 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, or click "unsubscribe" at the bottom of one of your 100+ Women Who Care emails.
How long do giving meetings typically last?
Giving Meetings are conducted in one hour, with registration taking place 30 minutes prior to the meeting. So, plan for an hour and a half of time per giving meeting.
Registration opens at 5:00 pm. We start the meeting at 6:00 pm and end at 7:00 pm.
- 5:00 - 6:00 | Registration / Socializing (A blank $100 check is submitted at this time.)
- 6:00 - 6:05 | Welcome
- 6:05 - 6:10 | Former recipient presentation
- 6:10 - 6:45 | Presentations from selected organizations (5-10 min each)
- 6:45 - 6:50 | Voting, vote tally, and group update by leaders
- 6:50 | Check is presented to recipient charity and photos are taken of the group
- 7:00 | Meeting Close
Can I bring a friend to a giving meeting?
Yes! If you have a friend who would simply like to observe and learn more about the group, she is welcome to attend the giving meeting with you. But, because she is not a member, she will not be able to cast a vote.
If your friend would like to become a member and cast a vote during the meeting, she will need to fill out a membership form, submit her check, and receive a voting ballot at the registration table before the giving meeting begins.
What if I cannot attend a giving meeting?
If a member cannot attend a giving meeting, she should place her blank $100 check (and, if desired, a slip of paper with her vote written on it, and mailing address for a tax receipt) in an envelope marked “100+ Women Who Care Evansville," and give it to a fellow member who will be going to the meeting.
Can I still vote if I'm unable to attend a giving meeting?
Yes! To cast an absentee ballot, write your vote on a slip of paper. Place your vote, your mailing address, and your blank $100 check inside of an envelope marked "100+ Women Who Care Evansville." Give this envelope to a fellow member who will be going to the meeting.
Can I just give you four post-dated $100 checks?
No. You cannot write your checks ahead of time, because we don't have a bank account or treasurer. Plus, we want to see you at the giving meetings to cast your vote.
Can I just give you my $100 in cash?
Yes. If you don't use checks, a cash donation is okay.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, by the charity chosen to be the recipient. Your $100 check is written directly to the charity, NOT to “100 Women Who Care Evansville” (because we don’t have a bank account or a treasurer). Tax receipts will be issued to you directly by the charity.
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+ Women Who Care Evansville, we make one big donation as a group. To make a big impact we want to give $10,000+ dollars.
How much of my donation goes to the administration costs of 100+ Women Who Care Evansville?
Zero. 100+ Women Who Care Evansville is organized and operated entirely by volunteers. We have no treasurer and we have no bank account – because we don’t collect, spend or donate anything. 100% of funds raised at a meeting go directly to the chosen charity.
How do I nominate a charity?
Nomination takes place one month prior to each giving meeting (so June, September, December, and March). Members will receive an email with a link to the nomination form, and a nomination announcement will be posted on Facebook.
Members have 48 hours to nominate a non-profit of their choice.
How are the three presenting charities selected?
Nominated charities go into a hat. Then, we draw three charities at random on Facebook Live.
Which charitable organizations are eligible for consideration by the group?
In order to be eligible for consideration by the group, charities must be:
- Local to the Evansville area
- A 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization
- Fiscally responsible, with proper tax information filed.
Can a charity be nominated by someone who is not a member of 100+ Women Who Care Evansville?
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.
What are the quarterly Socials?
Each quarter, we hold a social gathering at a local restaurant. This is an opportunity for members to socialize with other members, and for non-members to learn what we're all about.
Are members required to attend the quarterly socials?
Definitely not. Our quarterly socials are completely optional, and are only held for fun. If you're busy, or not much for social gatherings, don't feel any pressure to attend.
But, if you've got the night free, and you're interested in socializing with fellow members or learning more about becoming a member of our group, please join us! This is just a fun, casual gathering where members and non-members can network, have a drink (or two!), and enjoy some good food.