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 make 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 two ways to contribute, you can send your check with another member or you can mail your check to: 100 Women Who Care Hamilton County, PO Box 1102, Noblesville, IN 46061, within one week of the meeting.

What if I need to resign my membership?

 
DONATIONS

Is my donation tax deductible?

  • Yes, by the recipient. Your $100 donation is given directly to the charity. Your cancelled check is your receipt.  

How is the money collected?

  • All members and teams write their personal $100 checks to the winning charity at the meeting.  As a committed member, we ask that you support the charity chosen, even if you personally voted for another charity.

  • If you are unable to attend a meeting, you can send your check with another member or send a check made out to the selected charity after the meeting to “100 Women Who Care Hamilton County, PO Box 1102, Noblesville, IN 46061”, within one week after the meeting. 

  • We will accept cash.  Just enclose your $100 in an envelope along with your name and address on the outside and bring to the meeting.   Please do not mail cash to the PO Box.

 

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, but for the purposes of 100 Women Who Hamilton County, we make one big donation as a group. To make a big impact we want to give $10,000+ dollars. 

 
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.
     

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