Frequently Asked Questions
A: Selected organizations are nominated by members attending our events. Ballots are collected at the end of each meeting and placed in a box with two organizations being randomly selected.
From there the organizations are vetted and confirmed by email to members. Nominations must meet the criteria above for consideration before being confirmed as one of the two charities to be featured at the next quarterly event. At the event, each organization is given five minutes to showcase the work that they do and how they impact the Ottawa community.
Our Charities Coordinator will contact you with a short to-do list. It includes details of the meeting you’ll be presenting at and how to maximize your five-minute presentation. He will also ask that you help us get the word out by promoting your engagement with 100 Men Who Care through your own communication channels, including social media.
- Be a registered not-for-profit charity able to provide tax receipts for donations.
- Have been operating within the community of Ottawa for at least 12 months.
- Have local impact within the City of Ottawa.
- Not have participated in a 100 Men Who Care event within the past year.
A: The meetings are less than 60 minutes, but our social/networking hour beforehand is very popular and a great chance to meet new men and reconnect with folks you already know.
A: Know a friend going to the meeting? Send your cheque along with them. Information about each charity can be found on the events page in the scheduled meeting so please make sure that your cheque is made out to one of the two featured organizations.
If you need a tax receipt, please clearly indicate your name and full mailing address on an envelope with the cheque inside of it. Your chosen charitable organization will send the receipt directly to you.
Most charities have an on-line donation page. Just ensure you note in their message line that you are from “100MWC.”
A: Yes, as only registered not-for-profit and charitable organizations will be sponsored by the group. Cheques are written directly to the charitable organization chosen and not to 100 Men Who Care Ottawa. Tax receipts will be issued directly by the charitable organization for any donation over $25.00.
A: Absolutely not. 100 Men Who Care Ottawa is organized and operated entirely by volunteers. 100% of the money raised at our meetings goes directly to the selected organizations.
A: 100 Men Who Care Ottawa collects your name and email strictly for the purpose of contacting you for event invitations and announcing featured charitable organizations ahead of the meetings.
We will not sell, give, or otherwise share your personal information without your express consent unless required by law. We do like to recognize our members via social media and other avenues. If you would like to remain anonymous, just let us know!
A: Yes! There is a 100 Women Who Care and they are always looking for new members. Their website can be found here or at www.100womenwhocareottawa.ca