How it works

100+ Women to choose worthy Calgary charities to support. We aim to raise at least $40,000 per year.

Giving should be easy!  And fun!  Now it is.  Join us here.

Together:

Bring together 100 (or more) women in Calgary who care about local community causes and want to help.

Meet for an hour.

Jointly select a local charity or not-for-profit organization.

Each write a $100 cheque to the selected organization and watch how the group’s commitment turns into a $10,000+ donation.

Do that four times a year and witness how $40,000 can improve the lives of our neighbours when placed in the hands of deserving local agencies working to serve the community.

How We Work

  • Each Member commits to donating $100 per meeting, four times a year.
  • Meetings are diligently conducted in one hour or less.
  • Any member who has signed a Commitment Form and who is current with her donations may  nominate an organization for consideration at a meeting.
  • The nominating members of three randomly selected organizations will make a five minute presentation about the organization to the group and a Q&A session will follow.
  • Each member who has signed a Commitment Form and who is current with her donations may vote (by ballot) for one of the three organizations.
  • Each member will write a cheque for $100 to the organization receiving the most votes.
  • The selected organization will receive a group donation of $10,000 or more!
  • Members who did not vote for the selected organization agree to make their donation regardless.
  • Members will receive a tax receipt directly from the organization.
  • Members who are unable to attend a meeting are expected to give her cheque to another Member to deliver on her behalf.
  • Organizations under consideration must serve the Calgary area and provide individual tax receipts directly to contributing members.
  • An organization not selected at one meeting may be submitted again at a subsequent meeting.
  • A successful organization is not eligible for future consideration for 1 year but the nominating member may submit the name of another organization.
  • Ties will be decided by randomly selecting one of the tied organizations by draw.
  • The selected organization must agree not to give out member information to any third parties except for tax purposes.
  • Each meeting will open with a five minute update on how the funds donated at the previous meeting were used by the successful organization.

If You:

  • are committed to helping others in our community but are stretched for time;
  • want to be part of a powerful group of local women making an immediate, direct and positive effect on the lives of our neighbours;
  • want 100% of your donations to go directly to local charity;
  • want to learn more about the many worthy community service programs and organizations servicing Calgary.
Join 100 Women Who Care Calgary to help make this difference.

9 thoughts on “How it works

  1. I signed up for this great organization earlier today but did not get an acknowledgement back. Should I expect to hear anything or do I just show up at the meeting on Monday?

    1. Hi Melanie, thanks for your comment! I’ve got you added to the list and you will receive an bunch of emails shortly. This is all done by myself manually, so please forgive the delay. Thanks so much for your support and I look forward to seeing you at the November 4th inaugural meeting! – Alison

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