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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can a charity nominate itself?
No, charities may only be nominated by a member. Our members are not just interested in nominating and donating – they want to learn about local causes. They may want to volunteer, sponsor or serve on a board or committee. They may even become a regular donor or benefactor. Our members and supporters will find out about your charity in our social media discussions and posts. We also encourage you to get yourself known to our members and you will likely get yourself nominated.
How are the three presenting charities chosen?
Members nominate charities on joining, and again in the weeks before each quarterly meeting. All those nominated charities go into a database, which is then weeded of ineligible organizations. The remaining eligible charities are put into a hat and three organizations are drawn at random approximately three weeks before a quarterly meeting. The three organizations are invited to give a short five-minute presentation at the meeting (where members will make the final vote). If a charity declines or is unable to present, another charity is chosen from the database. The identity of the three presenting charities is not revealed until the meeting is underway.
How do I nominate a charity?
If you are a member in good standing, you can nominate a charity at any time by clicking here here.
How much of my donation goes to the administration costs of 100 Men Who Care - Vancouver?
Absolutely zero! 100 Men Who Care – Vancouver is organized and operated entirely by volunteers. 100% of funds raised at a meeting go directly to the chosen charity! Every last cent/nickel! With that said we do charge a $50 yearly membership fee which covers the expenses of hosting our exclusive charitable events.
What do you do with my personal info?
We collect your personal information (including name, email address, phone number) strictly for the purpose of keeping in contact with our members.
We maintain two lists: a membership database and a member directory. The membership database is used by the organizers to get in touch with our members. The member directory is used by the members so that they can get in touch with each other (to give your cheque to a friend if you cannot attend a meeting).
100 Men Who Care – Vancouver 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. 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.
How does 100 Men Who Care - Vancouver communicate with its members?
The website will have the most up to date info at all times. Members are emailed from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add this to your address book. If you change your email address, please let us know. Should you wish to discontinue membership at any time, please send an e-mail to the above address indicating your withdrawal.
How do I become a member?
If you would like to become a member please click here to fill out our quick 10-minute application.
How long do the meetings last?
Meetings will take no more than one hour. There are opportunities to socialize both before and after the formal part of each one-hour meeting.
What if I cannot attend a meeting?
If a member cannot attend a quarterly event, he is still expected to donate his $100 to that particular event’s recipient charity.
Is membership limited to 100 men?
No, membership is not limited to 100 men. We want to encourage as many caring and influential men as possible to join our cause to create an even bigger impact in our community.
Does every event raise $10,000 or more?
We strive to raise at least $10,000 for the recipient charity at each event, but we do not guarantee that the charity will receive the full $10,000. Although we make every effort possible to reach the goal of $10,000 or more, we do not have control over whether all of our members donate to each event.
If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us.