FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is 100+ Women Who Cares Central Oregon a non-profit?
No, we are simply a group of women who get together four times a year help support local charities. There are no membership dues and 100% of our donations go directly to the winning charities. 100WWCCO does not process any payments, all checks are written directly to the charities.
Are all the nominations vetted?
We make sure that every nonprofit that is nominated is registered in Oregon as a 501(c)3 organization and that they provide services in Central Oregon.
How long to the meetings last?
We allow 45 minutes for registration and socializing before each meeting and the meeting itself is 45 minutes. Registration opens at 5:30 pm and we promise to have you moving towards the door by 7:00 pm.
What if the charity chosen to receive the donations is not my first choice? Do I still have to donate?
One of the requirements for membership is that you agree to donate to whichever charity receives the majority vote. We make sure all the charities nominated meet our guidelines and that they do good work here in Central Oregon!
What if I cannot attend a meeting?
You can send a blank, signed check with a trusted friend to the meeting. They will write in the name of the charity that is chosen and give it to the organizers on your behalf. They do not vote on your behalf. We can only count the votes of members who are present.
What happens if I miss a donation?
The only obligation that you have as a member of 100+ Women Who Care Central Oregon is to honor your commitment to write your $100 check each quarter. If you skip a quarterly donation then you will not be able to vote at the next meeting. In addition, only members that are current on their donations may nominate and present a non profit to receive our collective donation. If you skip two quarterly donations in a row then without letting us know then we will remove your from our membership list.
Can’t I just send my donation to the charity myself?
The goal of the 100+ Women Who Care organization is to make a large donation on behalf of the group. We want to be able to support this endeavor and give $10,000+ at a time to make a large impact on our community, with each members donation being a part of the larger donation.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Charitable donations to 501c3 organizations are tax deductible but we encourage you to contact your tax advisor or visit the IRS website for further information.