FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How do I become a member?
A. If you would like to become a member, please go to JOIN US and grab a registration form.
Q. How long do the events last?
A. Events will last one hour, followed by an optional social get-together for members.
Q. I’m a new member: what should I expect at an event?
A. Expect to sign-in at the registration desk.
– Opening remarks & update from the previous event’s recipient charity
– A primer on how voting will take place
– Announce the three charity finalists for the event
– Each member who nominated a charity finalist, or the charity itself, presents – maximum of 5 minutes each, no PowerPoint or collateral materials, use the template
– Voting and tabulation – each member votes for the charity of their choice
– Announce the winning recipient charity (by simple majority)
Q. Is my donation tax deductible?
A. Yes, by the charity chosen to be the recipient. Your $100 donation is provided directly to the charity, NOT to “Guys Who Care” (because we don’t have a bank account or a treasurer). Tax receipts will be issued to you directly by the charity.
Q. What if I cannot attend an event?
A. If a member cannot attend an event, he is expected to provide an online donation to the successful charity. An email will be sent to all Members following the meeting to advise as to the successful charity and how to make the donation.
Q. Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?
A. You can always donate more to a charity separately on your own, but for the purposes of Guys Who Care, we make one big donation as a group. To make a big impact we want to give $10,000+.
Q. Is membership limited to 100 guys?
A. Nope, more than 100 are welcome.
Q. What about women?
A. There is already a 100 Women Who Care Toronto group. Our group was in part inspired by them. They pioneered this movement in Canada.
Q. Can I bring a friend to a meeting?
Q. How does Guys Who Care communicate with its members?
A. The website will have the most up-to-date info at all times. We also update our Facebook account. Members are emailed from 100MenSGB@gmail.com. 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.
Q. What do you do with my personal information?
A. Your personal information (including name, email address, address, phone number) is collected strictly for the purpose of keeping in contact with you. We 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.
Q. How do I nominate a charity?
A. Charities are nominated by Members several weeks prior to meetings. Three charities are then selected at random from the nominated charity group.
Q. How are the three presenting charities chosen?
A. Nominated charities go into a hat several weeks before the meeting and three charities are drawn at random. The members who nominated each charity are advised and either the nominating Members or their charities gives short 5-minute presentations at the meeting. We then vote to select the recipient charity.
Q. Which charitable organizations are eligible for consideration by the group?
A. Any local, registered charity that can offer a tax refund to each member is eligible. Click here to verify the charitable status of an organization (according to CRA).
Q. Can a charity nominate itself?
A. 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.
Q. Does the charity have to be local?
A. Yes, the charity needs to provide services in the Southern Georgian Bay Community. National organizations delivering local services would be eligible but would need a very compelling pitch.
Q. How much of my donation goes to the administration costs of 100MenSGB?
A. Zero. We’re organized and operated entirely by volunteers. We have no treasurer and we have no bank account – because we don’t collect, spend or donate anything as a group. 100% of funds raised at a meeting go directly to the chosen charity.