How long has 100 Women Who Care of Greater Moncton been in existence?
Jenna Murray and Connie Thornton began planning for the Greater Moncton chapter early in June 2013. The three existing chapters in Ontario, one in Saint John, one in Halifax, and the most recently launched chapter in Fredericton have been well received and very successful! We hope the idea expands to other Canadian cities!
Which charitable organizations are eligible for consideration by the group?
In order to be considered at a meeting, the organization must be based in the communities of Greater Moncton and must be a registered not-for-profit or charitable organization eligible to provide tax receipts for donations. It must be established for at least 1 year (no start-ups). No national or international charities, programs or organizations will be considered at this time as the current focus is on contributing to our local community. An organization that is selected for the group donation may be considered again after a 3-year period. 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 after one year for a different program or department. Members nominate a charitable organization for consideration upon registering for each meeting. Nominations are created as a draw and three nominees are drawn at random prior to the event. Representatives of the selected charities are asked to speak for five minutes at the meeting and then the members vote. The organization with the greatest number of votes is the recipient of the funds.
How do charities and grassroots non-profit organizations in Greater Moncton get involved?
Charities must be nominated by a member of 100 Women Who Care of Greater Moncton to be considered.
We invite organizations to follow us on, and like us on Facebook. Here, charities/nonprofits can educate 100 Women Who Care of Greater Moncton members and those following us about their projects.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, as only registered not-for-profit and charitable organizations will be sponsored by the group. Cheques are written directly to the charitable organization chosen and NOT to 100 Women Who Care of Greater Moncton. Tax receipts will be issued directly by the charitable organization.
How is the organization that receives the group donation chosen?
Members can nominate a local charity into the pool of nominees, of which three will be randomly drawn prior to each meeting. The random draw will occur two weeks before each event. Members of the three charities will be contacted and asked to speak for five minutes as to why their organization should receive the donation. We encourage members to participate by submitting the names of local, needy, charitable organizations!
What if I cannot attend a meeting?
If a member cannot attend a meeting she can do one of two things: 1. She can send in a blank, signed cheque with a trusted friend to the meeting (preferred). The friend will write in the name of the charity that is chosen on the cheque and give it to the charity on her behalf. The friend may not vote on behalf of the absent member. We can only count the votes of members who are present at the meeting; or, 2. The member can get their signed blank cheque to one of the organizers two business days before the meeting.
Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?
Because the goal of 100 Women Who Care of Greater Moncton 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 $10,000+ dollars at a time to make a large impact in our community with each member's donation being part of the larger gift. This is the power of joining forces!
How long do the meetings last?
Meetings are intended to be very short and no longer than 60 minutes.
Can I bring a friend to the meeting?
Of course you can! We are always seeking women who care! However, in order to vote she will need to sign a Commitment Form (PDF version) and become a member.
Do any of my donated funds go to administration costs of 100 Women Who Care of Greater Moncton?
Absolutely not! 100 Women Who Care of Greater Moncton is organized and operated entirely by volunteers.
What do you do with my personal information?
100 Women Who Care of Greater Moncton collects your personal information (including name, address, email address, phone number) strictly for the purpose of maintaining our membership list. 100 Women Who Care of Greater Moncton will not sell, give or otherwise share your personal information without your expressed consent, unless required by law. We do like to recognize our members via social media and other avenues. If a member would like to remain anonymous, please let us know at the time of joining.
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