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.
Do I have to do any additional volunteer work or fundraising to be a member of this group?
Nope. Your obligation as a member is to attend four one-hour meetings per year and write a $100 check at each meeting.
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?
If a member cannot attend a meeting, she can do one of two things. She can send a blank, signed check with a trusted friends to the meeting (preferred) and the friend will write the name of the charity that is chosen on the check and give to the organizers that evening. Or, the member can make arrangements to mail the check within one week after the meeting to one of the organizers.
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.
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.
How long to the meetings last?
We promise to keep the meetings to no longer than 60 minutes. The socializing afterwards has no time limit!