Which organizations are allowed to be sponsored?
In order to be considered at a meeting, the organization must be located in the Greater Durand Area.It must be a nonprofit organization recognized as a 501(c)3 that serves surrounding local communities. If it is NOT, the presenter must advise the members of that information.
How is the organization that receives the donation chosen?
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 3 minute question and answer period follows.
What is a 501(c)3?
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+ Women Who Care all groups up for consideration must be local. For more information please visit the IRS Web site.
How long do the meetings last?
Meetings are intended to be very short, generally lasting no longer than 1 hour.
Is my contribution tax deductible? How do I get my tax forms?
Yes, your contribution is 100% tax deductible. Checks are written directly to the local organization, NOT to 100+ Women Who Care. Your tax acknowledgement letter will be directly from the organization that receives your contribution. NOTE: Any sponsored nonprofit 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.
Can my employer match my contribution?
Yes, in many instances your employer may match your contribution dollar for dollar. Contact your employer to see if they have a matching contribution program. You may submit the form along with your check.
I would like to bring a friend to the meeting who is not signed up…
Of course you can! In order to vote they will need to complete a commitment form (online,in person, or by mail) prior to the start of the meeting.