Frequently Asked Questions

MEMBERSHIP

Do I have to be a resident of Hamilton County to be a member?

  • No.  The aim is to support local charities within Hamilton County. You do not have to live in Hamilton County. The criteria for membership is that you commit to making an annual donation of $400 ($100 at each of four meetings). ​

What do you do with my personal information?

  • Your personal information (including name, email address, address, phone number) is collected strictly for the purpose of keeping in contact with you. 100 Women Who Care Hamilton County 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. 

 

What if I can't attend a meeting?

  • Even if you can’t attend, the group is depending on your donation to the selected charity.  There are several ways to contribute including online via our Grapevine giving portal or you may mail your check to our P.O. box. 

What if I need to resign from my membership?

 
DONATIONS
Here are two ways to make your quarterly donation:

1) Donate via Grapevine:

You can set up your one-time or recurring donation anytime on our Grapevine page 

A bit more info about Grapevine:

  • Donations made through Grapevine will show up on your credit card statement as from Grapevine/SOCIAL GOOD.  Since the monies to that charge go to a 501.c.3 nonprofits, your donation is still fully tax-deductible. 

  • Also, Grapevine sends you an annual report of all your donations (handy for tax time).

  • Members also have the option to set up recurring subscription donations.  A subscription allows you to set up your donations on a recurring quarterly basis (set it up once, and you’re done). Each quarter, your donation is held in Grapevine’s Social Good Fun and then released to our selected local nonprofit once we know who it is.  We’ve set it up, so subscription donations are charged to your credit card on the 20th of the month in the quarters we meet (no matter when the meeting is).

2) Donate via check:

Write a check made out to the selected nonprofit. Mail to 100 Women Who Care Hamilton County, PO Box 1102, Noblesville, IN  46061.  Your canceled check is your receipt.  

How much of my donation goes to the administration costs of 100 Women Who Care?

  • Zero. 100 Women Who Care Hamilton County is organized and operated entirely by volunteers. 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.

 

Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?

  • You can always donate more to a charity separately on your own.  After donating, please send a copy of your donation receipt or the amount of your donation along with your check number to our email at womenwhocarehamiltoncountyin@gmail.com so that we can document your donation and include it in the tally for our group's total donation.   

 
CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS

Do you only support Women’s organizations?

  • No, we are inclusive of all charitable organizations that meet our stated selection criteria above.

  • We are simply 100+ Women Who Care about our local community of Hamilton County.

 

Can a charity be nominated by more than one person?

  • Yes.  Every member (or team) in good standing can nominate one charity at each meeting.  Having more than one member nominate the same charity simply increases that charity’s chance of being picked, but note that any member who nominates at the meeting must be prepared to present at the meeting if her name is selected.   Also, three unique charities will be presented at each meeting so names will be chosen until there are three unique charities.  

 

How is the money awarded to the Charity?

  • The Advisory Board will notify the chosen charity that it has been chosen, including the total contribution amount, and arrange a time to present the checks.  The member who nominated and presented the nonprofit will be invited to join.  A picture will be taken at the check presentation with agency representatives and all 100 Women members present to capture the event for our Facebook page and/or for local press release.  By accepting the donation, the charity agrees to not publish or use the individual names and contact information of 100 Women Who Care of Hamilton County donors for future solicitations or publicity.

 
VOTING

How does the vote work? 

  • All members present at the meeting who are current on their contributions are eligible to vote.  Teams only get one vote in total, not one per member.  Ballots are collected and tallied at the meeting, and the charity with the most votes is awarded the full amount

  •  If you cannot attend a meeting, you can vote by proxy if you have completed a Proxy Ballot form ahead of time.  Please have your designated person bring your blank check and completed Proxy Ballot form with them.  Only current members may serve as proxy voters.

 

What if the vote results in a tie?

  • If two charities tie with the most votes, then there will be a run-off vote between the two charities.  If the run-off results in another tie, then the names of both charities will be put in a hat and the winner will be randomly selected.   In the case of a three-way tie, the names of all three charities will be put in a hat and the winner will be randomly selected.

 

As a new member, when am I eligible to vote?

  • You are eligible to vote at the quarterly meeting following your first contribution. At your first meeting, you can make a donation but your first voting opportunity occurs at the second meeting. We request members commit for at least a year.