FAQ

Can I bring a friend to the meeting?

Absolutely! Anyone is welcome to attend and observe the meeting before deciding if they would like to become a member. If you turn in a Membership Form before the balloting takes place, you will be allowed to vote at your first meeting.

How do I donate if I cannot attend the meeting?

Information about the selected charity is posted on our website following the meeting. An email is also sent to the members asking them to donate online directly to the chosen charity.

Is my contribution tax deductible?

Checks are written directly to the charity. All nominated charities are 501(c)(3)’s, which means your contribution is tax deductible. Your cancelled check should serve as a receipt for your donation. The charity may also send you a receipt.

Can I send my check directly to the charity?

The goal of the 100WWCGSV is to make a large donation on behalf of the whole organization. We’d like each member’s contribution to be part of this donation. We also keep a log of your contribution, which qualifies you to nominate a charity and vote at the next meeting. If the charity has an online option, then yes but please send us a copy of your receipt so we can record your payment.

Can I nominate a charity and have someone from the charitable organization present on my behalf?

Only members are allowed to make presentations. Charity representatives can become 100WWCGSV members if they wish to nominate and present on behalf of their charitable organization.

Can I submit my Charity Nomination Form at the meeting?

You can bring your form to the meeting but it will not be eligible for selection until the following meeting. Submittals must be made at least 15 days prior to the meeting. The Charity Nomination Form can be emailed to us before the meeting to meet the deadline. We use this lead-time to verify that the charity is currently registered as a 501(c)(3) and has been operating for at least 1 year and meets our qualifications.

If my charity was not selected at the quarterly meeting, do I need to resubmit it for consideration at the next meeting?

Yes. Submittals must be made at least 15 days prior to the meeting. The Charity Nomination Form can be emailed to us before each meeting to meet the deadline.

Is there a limit on how many charities a member can nominate?

No, there is no limit.

What information should I include in my presentation if my charity is drawn at the meeting?

Presentations should be 5-minutes or less. Presentation Tips.

Which charitable organizations are eligible for consideration by the group?

To be eligible to be added to our charity list an organization must:

  • Be nominated by a current member.

  • Be a registered not-for-profit or charitable organization eligible to provide tax receipts for donations a (501)(c)(3) organization).

  • Be established for at least 1 year (no start-ups).

  • Agree not to use, give, or sell the contact information of our members for additional solicitation by them or other organizations.

  • National and/or international scope if a member has a personal, compelling connection to an organization or if a member knows an organization provides a unique educational experience that broadens the membership’s national and/or global awareness.

  • Do not promote a religious or political organization/agenda.

How do charities and grassroots non-profit organizations in the Greater Snoqualmie Valley get involved?

Charities must be nominated by a member of 100 Women Who Care - Greater Seattle Area to be considered.

We invite organizations to like us on Facebook. Here, charities/non profits can educate 100WWCGSV 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 many members are there?

We average 100, and there is no maximum! The stronger our collective the more funds we can donate.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, as only registered not-for-profit and charitable organizations will be sponsored by the group. Checks are written directly to the charitable organization chosen and NOT to 100 WWCGSV. Tax receipts will be issued directly by the charitable organization.

Can my company match my donation?

Yes! We encourage our members to multiply their donation by asking for a matching donation through their employer or an other organization they are affiliated with that will do matching donations. If you are eligible, please notify us so we can show the total financial impact of our donation at our check presentation.

How long do the meetings last?

One hour. We encourage everyone to join the social hour from 6-7. Meetings are prompt, from 7-8 at Sigillo Cellars in Snoqualmie.

Do any of my donated funds go to administration costs of 100 WWWCGSV?

Absolutely not! 100 WWCGSV is organized and operated entirely by volunteers. 100% of the money raised at our meetings goes directly to the selected organizations as all checks are written out to the selected charity.

What do you do with my personal information?

100 WWCGSV collects your personal information (including name, address, email & phone number) strictly for the purpose of maintaining our membership list. We 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.

How long is the commitment?

On year. We hope that you will enjoy this process so much that the length of you commitment is not even a concern. Of course we realize that various unexpected life events can change your personal situation. If you are unable to meet your commitment to this collective, we ask that you inform us immediately, so we can properly reflect the expected donation amount.

Still have questions?

If you have questions and want more information, please email us or message us on Facebook.