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If you have questions, a lot of the answers can be found here. If not, please contact us and we’ll gladly provide you with an answer.
How much of my donation goes to the administration costs of 100 Men Who Give A Damn – NL?
Absolutely zero! 100 Men Who Give A Damn – NL is organized and operated entirely by volunteers. We have no treasurer or bank account - because we don’t collect, spend, or donate anything. 100% of funds raised at a meeting go directly to the chosen charity! Every last nickel!
Can a charity nominate itself?
No, charities may only be nominated by a member. If you are involved with a charity and wish to be nominated, then we invite you to become a member. If your name is randomly selected, you can then present on your charity – assuming it meets the noted criteria.
Which charitable organizations are eligible for consideration by the group?
How do I nominate a charity?
When a member joins they may nominate a charity. If you haven’t already made a nomination or wish to change your nomination you may do so once per year.
For more information, please see our Charities section.
What do you do with my personal information?
100 Men Who Give A Damn! – NL collects your personal information (including name, email address, phone number, and mailing address) strictly for the purpose of keeping in contact with our members.
We maintain two lists:
- Member Directory – contains your name and general professional info only and can be found on our website here. When signing up, we will ask you to confirm that you want this info publicly displayed.
- Membership Database – This is how the organizers keep track of and in touch with our members. It is where we keep your mailing address so that charities can get you your tax receipt. This database is not publicly available and is for administrative purposes.
100 Men Who Give A Damn! – NL will not sell, give, or otherwise share your personal information with any third party without your express consent, unless required to do so by law. By providing us with your mailing address you are providing consent to have your address shared with the charities to whom we donate for tax receipt purposes.
We may occasionally recognize our members via social media and other media: if a member wants to remain anonymous they must let us know at the time of joining.
We will never rent out, sell, or give away your personal information. Ever.
How does 100 Men Who Give a Damn! – NL communicate with its members?
The website will have the most up-to-date info at all times. New members will receive a confirmation/welcome email from firstname.lastname@example.org within a week of joining. If you have not received it, please contact us.
Note: Please add email@example.com to your e-mail address book. We make every effort to reach you, but sometimes your security settings may prohibit us from doing so. As well, if you change your email address, please let us know.
Should you wish to discontinue membership at any time, please contact us indicating your withdrawal.
Can I bring a friend to a quarterly meeting?
Yes and no. You see, we are always seeking men who give a damn! For us, giving a damn means making a commitment. So, on arrival, your friend would need to make that commitment by becoming a member: he would have to complete the Membership & Commitment Form before being allowed in. That means you can bring a prospective member to a quarterly meeting, but if they don’t join, they don’t stay.
Is membership limited to 100 men?
No, that would not be fair to the charities, would it? If we can make a BIG impact with 100 men, why not invite a friend and make an even BIGGER impact? Remember, we're doing this for the charities and our community, not just for us.
Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?
Sorry, no. Because the goal of 100MenNL is to make one BIG donation on behalf of the whole group, the answer has to be “no”. To make a BIG impact, we want to give $10,000+ dollars at the end of our meeting. The only way to do that is to make each member’s donation part of the larger donation. This is the power of being a member. We also need to be able to track your donations so that you get credit for the donation and remain in good standing. Only members in good standing can nominate, attend, and vote.
I live in Manitoba/Manchester/Manchuria: can I still join? How do I take part from a distance?
We're sorry to hear you don't live in the St. John’s region. But that should not prevent you from becoming a member. You just need to connect with a fellow member who will be attending our quarterly meetings and get your cheques to him ahead of time.
Can I just give you four post-dated $100 cheques?
Ideally no – because we want to see you at our meetings. But if you’re not a resident of the St. John’s region, or you know you’re going to miss all the meetings, contact us and we’ll see if we can help.
What if I cannot attend a meeting?
If a member cannot attend a quarterly meeting, he should send his regrets to [email protected], and do one of the following before the meeting:
- Place your blank $100 cheque in an envelope marked “100Men” and give it to a fellow member who will be attending.
- Place your blank $100 cheque in an envelope marked “100Men” and drop it off at one of our convenient drop-boxes located at:
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, by the charity chosen to be the recipient. Your $100 cheque is written directly to the charity, NOT to ‘100 Men Who Give a Damn! – NL’ (because we don’t have a bank account or a treasurer!). Tax receipts will be issued to you directly by the charity, which is why we need to have your address on file – so they can get the receipt to you.
If you have not received your tax receipt within a reasonable amount of time, please don’t contact 100MenNL for your tax receipt – contact the charity direct.
I’m a new member: what should I expect at a meeting?
Expect to be greeted by a volunteer and asked to sign-in at the registration desk. There will be a cash bar and time for mingling with fellow members.
At some stage, we may ask you if you would like to have your photo taken for our gallery, and/or a short video of why you became a member. This is totally voluntary.
Generally, our meetings will go as follows:
- 7:00 Registration and networking
- 8:00 Meeting begins
- Opening remarks
- At meetings subsequent to the first meeting, the charity that received the funds from the previous meeting will be asked to say a few words of thanks.
- An explanation of the voting process is given.
- The three members presenting a chosen charity are introduced.
- Each member presents ~5 minutes each (no PowerPoint or collateral materials).
- The votes are tabulated.
- The winning recipient is announced (by simple majority).
- Cheques are written by each member to the recipient charity.
- Cheques are collected and the total is shared with the group.
- The next meeting & venue are announced.
- 9:00 Post-event reception
How long do the meetings last?
Meetings will take no more than an hour. We aim to start at 8:00pm, and they should conclude around 9:00pm. If you wish to come earlier or stay later, there will be opportunities to socialize both before and after the formal part of each one-hour meeting.
How do I become a member?
If you would like to become a member, please visit the Join Us section to complete our membership form.
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