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Our founding members started 100 Women Peterborough in late 2017. We have just launched and started looking for other women who would like to join.
A charity can be nominated at each meeting as long is it has not been a recipient of the group’s donation in the past. Once the charity has been selected, it will not put up for reconsideration for another 3 years. This will allow other charities the chance to get selected.
A member who has signed the Commitment Form can put the name of a local organization into the hat for a random drawing at the meeting. The organizers of the meeting will collect the names of the organizations from the members as they arrive. At random, three organizations will be selected from the hat. The nominating members or a representative of the organization will be asked to come up and give a short 5 minute presentation as to why the nominated organization should receive the donation and then spend another 5 minutes for Q & A. We encourage members to participate by submitting the names of local, needy, charitable organizations!
Meetings are intended to be very short and no longer than 60 minutes. That having been said, there is the opportunity to socialize before and after the meeting.
Absolutely not! 100 Women Peterborough is organized and operated entirely by volunteers. 100% of the money raised at our meetings goes directly to the selected organizations!
In order to be considered at a meeting, the organization must be based in the Peterborough area and it must be a registered not-for-profit or charitable organization eligible to provide tax receipts for donations. It must be previously established (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. An organization that is selected for the group donation may not be considered again. 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. Any member wishing to submit a charitible organization for consideration must complete our online Charity Nomination Form at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting.
Yes, as only registered not-for-profit and charitable organizations will be sponsored by the group. Cheques are written directly to the charitable organization and NOT to 100 Women Peterborough. Tax receipts will be issued directly by the charitable organization.
Because the goal of 100 Women Peterborough is to make a large donation on behalf of the whole group, the answer is no. We want to be able to support this endeavour 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! We also need to be able to track your donations so that you get credit for the donation and remain eligible for submitting charities and voting at meetings.
Of course you can! We are always seeking women to join our group! However, in order to vote she will need to sign a Commitment Form and become a member. Otherwise she is free to observe and contribute a donation if she likes.