How do I join?
It’s easy – fill out the membership form found here to either send to us or bring with you to the next meeting.
Can I just come to a meeting before I join?
Absolutely! We encourage you to drop by and see what it’s all about. There’s no pressure to join. We want you to feel comfortable learning about our mission. If you are moved to join, great, you can do so at the meeting. But if you find it’s not for you, that’s ok too.
What can I expect at a meeting?
Part of the beauty of 100 Women is the efficiency of our meeting time. From social time to end of meeting is just 90 minutes. Each quarterly meeting begins with 30 minutes of optional time to socialize—it’s a great way to network and catch up with friends and acquaintances while enjoying wine and refreshments. We then move on to a quick presentation by the last quarter's recipient. Following this we choose 3 nonprofits, randomly drawn from a hat, and move right on to the presentations (each lasting between 3-5 mins), voting and lastly writing your checks.
What if I join and then can’t make it to a meeting?
We encourage our members to come to meetings, but understand that life sometimes gets in the way. So we send out the info on the winning nonprofit after each meeting so members who were unable to attend can send their check in.
How do I nominate a nonprofit?
Our members are encouraged to nominate as many organizations as they like using the form found here. But if you are not already familiar with the organization, you will have a little homework to do. Members prepare a simple 3-5 minute presentation using the guidelines found here. Because we only pick 3 organizations at each meeting, you should come prepared to present but understand that your organization may not be chosen that night. A member may add their nonprofit to the selection box once they have attended their first meeting; only one charity per member can be in the selection box.
But I don’t have any connections with any nonprofits, how can I nominate?
Nominating a nonprofit is not a requirement. It’s more of a benefit. While we encourage members to nominate organizations they feel passionate about supporting, it’s also a great opportunity to look into your community and discover new organizations doing good work and need support. If you are searching for ideas, we also have a list of vetted nonprofits to choose from found here.
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