Charity Questions (6)
Members may nominate a charity at any time.The charity nomination form is found at 100mencalgary.com/nominate
Once a member submits their charities all nominated charities go into a database, which is then weeded of ineligible organizations (click here for eligibility requirements). The remaining eligible charities are randomly drawn one week before a quarterly meeting. The three nominating members are invited to give a short five-minute presentation at the meeting. If a nominating member declines or is not able to attend another charity is randomly chosen from the database. The identity of the three presenting charities is not revealed until the meeting is underway.
Charities may only be nominated by a member. So, if a member works for a particular charity, they are able to nominate that charity. Our members are interested both in supporting local causes and learning about the work they do. Our members and supporters will find out about the charities in our social media discussions and posts. So we invite eligible charities to visit our website, join our LinkedIn group, follow us on Twitter, and ‘Like’ us on Facebook. By creating a presence for our members, it’s easier to get nominated. Then it’s down to the ‘luck of the draw’ which three will present at our quarterly meeting.
Yes! Charities are required to attend one of the next two quarterly meetings to do a brief presentation on how the funds have been used to directly impact their organization and the people they help.
Yes, the charity chosen to be the recipient will provide you a tax receipt. Your $100 is collected by 100 Men Who Give A Damn and the tax receipt is provided to you by the charity. This receipt should be issued 30-60 days after the meeting.
Member Questions (12)
100 Men Who Give A Damn Calgary collects personal information (including name, email address, address, and phone number) strictly for the purpose of keeping in contact with our members and recordkeeping.
We may occasionally recognize our members via social media and other media: if a member wants to remain anonymous they must let us know at the time of joining.
We will never rent out, sell or give away your personal information. Ever.
Absolutely zero! 100 Men Who Give A Damn! – Calgary is organized and operated entirely by volunteers and sponsors so 100% of funds raised at our meetings go directly to the chosen charity.
The website will have the most up to date info at all times. Members will receive email communication from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please add email@example.com to your email address book and update your security settings so you’re sure to receive our announcements and updates. We commit to doing our best to reach you and by updating us with any changes in your email address – we all win! If at any time you wish to discontinue membership, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your withdrawal.
Yes and no. You see, we are always happy to welcome men who give a damn! For us, giving a damn means making a commitment. Our meetings are technically a members-only event and as such, everyone must join as a member. Anyone can join by filling out the Membership & Commitment Form. If once is enough for your friend, no problem, just let us know.
Absolutely not. If we can make a powerful impact with 100 men, we encourage you to bring a friend and make an even bigger impact. The more we can benefit our community organizations and charities, the better.
For this donation, as a member of 100 Men Who Give A Damn! – Calgary; NO. The goal of our organization is to make a large donation on behalf of the whole group. In order to make a powerful impact we will give $10,000+ dollars to the chosen charity at the end of our meeting. The only way to do that is to make each member’s donation part of the larger donation. This is the power of being a member! We also need to be able to track your donations so that you get credit for the donation and remain in good standing. Only members in good standing can nominate, attend and vote.
Awesome! We’re glad you want to join us from a distance, and you’re more than welcome. If you can’t make it out to the quarterly meetings just touch base with a ‘buddy’ who will be attending and get your cheques to him ahead of time or contact email@example.com so you & the charities will still benefit.
Something like this is an option. We really would love to have you at each meeting, but if that’s not possible just let us know and we can work something out. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a member cannot attend a quarterly meeting they email email@example.com to advise and do the following before the meeting:
Place a blank $100 cheque in an envelope marked “100MenCalgary” and give it to his ‘buddy’ or a fellow member who will be going to the meeting. Members’ names and phone numbers are listed in the Member Directory, which is provided to every member.
Expect to be greeted by a volunteer who will have you sign-in at the registration desk. There will be drinks, food, and time for chatting and networking with fellow members. In general, here is the format we will follow:
6:35 Guest Speaker (If Applicable)
7:00 Previous Charity Recipient Followup
7:10 1st Presentation
7:20 2nd Presentation
7:30 3rd Presentation
7:40 Discussion Break
7:55 Recipient Announced
8:00 Closing Remarks
We try hard to make sure our meetings will take no more than 90 minutes. We aim to start at 6:30PM and expect to done by 8:00PM.
There are opportunities to network both before and after the formal part of each meeting.