Which charitable organizations are eligible for consideration by the group?
In order to be considered at a meeting, the organization must be based in Prince Edward Island 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, unless all funds stay on PEI for a local project.
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 3 nominees are drawn by a representative of Grant Thornton one week prior to the event. Representatives of the selected charities are asked to prepare a 5-minute presentation to be given at the upcoming 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 on Prince Edward Island get involved?
Charities must be nominated by a member of 100 Women Who Care of Prince Edward Island to be considered.
Here, charities/non profits can educate 100 Women Who Care of Prince Edward Island members, and those following us, about their projects. Many members are looking for a charitable cause to nominate and find info within our social media discussions and posts.
How do I make my Member Donations?
Member donations should be made to our 100 Women Who Care account with the Community Foundation of PEI. Your donation can be made right through our website by clicking “Member Donations” on the left side menu of the homepage and completing the online forms.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, as all Member Donations are made to the Community Foundation of PEI, which is a registered charitable organization. The Foundation will issue Members a tax receipt and distributes our donation funds to the chosen charitable organizations.
How is the organization that receives the group donation chosen?
When a member registers, she can nominate a local organization. The organizers of the meeting will collect the names of the organizations and three organizations will be drawn by a representative of Grant Thornton one week before the event.
How does a member choose the successful organization at the meeting?
Representatives of the three drawn organizations will be contacted and asked to give a short 5-minute presentation at the meeting as to why their organization should receive the donation. We encourage members to participate by submitting the names of local, needy, charitable organizations! After the three presentations, each member is given a ballot to select their preferred charity.
What if I cannot attend a meeting?
If a member cannot attend a meeting she can do one of two things:
- 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 organizers 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;
- The member can get their 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 Prince Edward Island 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 donation. This is the power of joining forces! As well, by contributing through the meeting, it keeps your membership in good standing.
How long do the meetings last?
Meetings are intended to be very short and no longer than 60 minutes, however, the venue and the bar will be open half an hour prior to and after the meeting.
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 and become a member.
Do any of my donated funds go to administration costs of 100 Women Who Care of Prince Edward Island?
Absolutely not! 100 Women Who Care of Prince Edward Island is organized and operated entirely by volunteers.
Where are the meetings?
Our meeting space has been generously donated by Jessie Inman, CEO of the Confederation Centre of the Arts.
What do you do with my personal information?
100 Women Who Care of Prince Edward Island 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 Prince Edward Island will not sell, give or otherwise share your personal information without your express 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 they must let us know at the time of joining.