100 Voices Who Care is a new organization, founded by Claire Dinsdale. We are excited to have this amazing group of “charter” members and look to grow the group even more!
In order to be considered at a meeting, the organization must be a local non-profit serving the community within which it is established. It must be a non-profit organization recognized as a 501(c)3 or country equivalent that serves the surrounding local community. If it is NOT, the presenter must advise the members of that information.
For members presenting local non-profits outside of the USA registered non-profits usually have a US-based Allie or we may approach Grapevine.Org, our electronic collection site, and vetting service to assist.
A member who has signed the commitment form can put the name of a local organization into the box for a random drawing. The organizers of the meeting will collect names of organizations from the participants as they arrive. At random, three organizations will be selected from the box. The members who wrote down each name will be asked to come up and give a short 5 minute presentation as to why their chosen organization should receive the donation. A 5 minute question and answer period follows.
501(c)3 is defined as “exemptions apply to corporations, and any community chest, fund or foundation, organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, educational purposes, to foster national or international amateur sports competition, promote the arts, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.” However, for the purposes of 100 Voices Who Care all groups up for consideration must be local to the community of the group member pitching. For more information please visit the IRS Web site.
We can only count the votes of members who are present.
If you are a committed member at the time of the vote part of your agreement is that if you are unable to attend you will accept the vote made by those members in attendance and support the non-profit that they select.
The goal of the 100 Voice Who Care organization is to make a large donation on behalf of the whole group. We want to be able to support this endeavor and give $10,000+ dollars at a time to make a large impact in our community, with each member’s donation being part of the larger donation.
Meetings are intended to be very short, generally lasting no longer than 45 minutes. However, we are planning on having a social time before each meeting to get to know other members, answer questions about the organization, and thank those of you who want to serve the community. We are also encourages members to stay and mingle afterwards.
Yes, your contribution is 100% tax-deductible if the organization is a 501(c)3. Checks are written directly to the local organization NOT to 100 Voices Who Care. Your tax acknowledgment letter will be sent to you directly from the organization that receives your contribution.
NOTE: Any sponsored non-profit is not allowed to create, sell or distribute a list with your contact information. They are not allowed to solicit you for further contributions. If this were to happen, the organization would no longer be considered at future meetings.
Of course, you can! In order to vote and sign up, they will need to complete a commitment form online prior to the start of the meeting.