How do I become a member? If you would like to become a member, please visit the Join Us section to complete our Membership & Commitment Form.
What commitment am I making by becoming a member? Membership in 100 Women Who Care - Las Vegas includes making an annual tax deductible donation of $400 ($100 per quarter) to local charities serving the Las Vegas metro area. Members commit to fulfilling that donation amount even if they did not vote for the selected charity. If a member is unable to attend a quarterly meeting, they will give their check to another member to deliver on their behalf or mail their check in advance or immediately following the meeting. Attendance at meetings is not mandatory, but the donation is. Members may withdraw at any time with written notice.
What should I expect at a meeting? Members will sign-in as they arrive at the meeting. Meetings will take no more than an hour. There will be time to socialize before and after the meeting. Generally, our meetings will go as follows:
Opening remarks and announcements.
The charity that received the funds from the previous meeting will be asked to tell the group how their donations were/will be used and what impact the donation had.
The 3 charities randomly selected previously will be announced.
Nominating members will have 5 minutes each to present the charity. A brief Q & A will follow each presentation.
Members will submit anonymous ballots and the votes will be counted.
The charity with the most votes is announced.
Checks are written by each member to the selected charity.
Checks are collected and the meeting is adjourned.
What if I cannot attend a meeting? If you cannot attend a quarterly meeting you should do one of the following:
Give your blank $100 check to a trusted friend who is attending the meeting. She can fill in the name of the selected charity and turn it in for you.
Mail your $100 check before the meeting or immediately after the meeting to the designated Administrator. Absent members will receive an email with the pertinent details.
Absent members may not vote by proxy.
Is membership limited to 100 women? Absolutely not! If we can make a BIG impact with 100 women in each group, why not grow our group and make an even BIGGER difference? The more the merrier!
What do you do with my personal information? 100 Women Who Care - Las Vegas collects your personal information (including name, email address, phone number, and mailing address) strictly for the purpose of keeping in contact with our members. Our membership database is used for administrative purposes only. 100 Women Who Care - Las Vegas will not sell, give, or otherwise share your personal information with any third party. We may occasionally recognize our members via social media and other media. If you want to remain anonymous you must let us know at the time of joining.
How does 100 Women Who Care - Las Vegas communicate with its members? The website will have the most up-to-date info at all times. Email will be the primary means of communicating with individual members. New members will receive a confirmation/welcome email from us within 2 business days of joining. If you have not received it, please contact us. We also have a Facebook page where information will be shared, but the website is the primary source of information for members. Note: Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email address book. We will make every effort to reach you, but sometimes your security settings may prohibit us from doing so. Also, if you change your email address, please let us know.
How do I nominate a charity? Once you join our chapter you may nominate a charity. You may have 1 charity nominated at a time. You must provide information about the charity including a contact person and how funds would be used. For more information, please see our Charities section.
Do I have to nominate a charity? No. Many women like to just show up and give. While all members have the opportunity to nominate a charity, it is not a requirement of membership.
Which charitable organizations are eligible for consideration by the chapter? Please review our Charities section for eligibility requirements.
Can a charity nominate itself? No, a charity may only be nominated by a member. If a member has an affiliation with a charity (i.e. they are an officer, board member, employee, or volunteer), they are allowed to nominate that charity and present on its behalf.
Is my donation tax deductible? Yes, because we donate to 501(c)3 organizations. Your $100 check is written directly to the charity, NOT to 100 Women Who Care - Las Vegas. Tax receipts will be issued to you directly by the charity, which is why you need to have a current address on or attached to your check. If you have not received your tax receipt within a reasonable amount of time, please contact the charity directly.
Can I just send the donation to the charity myself? Sorry, no. The goal of 100 Women Who Care - Las Vegas is to make one BIG donation on behalf of our organization. To make a BIG impact, we want to give thousands of dollars at the end of each group 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 you get credit for the donation and remain in good standing. Only members in good standing can nominate and vote.
How much of my donation goes to the administration costs of 100 Women Who Care - Las Vegas? Absolutely zero! 100 Women Who Care - Las Vegas is organized and operated entirely by women who volunteer their time. We have no employees or bank account. We do not collect any money. Our operating expenses are offset by generous sponsor donations. 100% of funds donated at a meeting go directly to the selected charity!
Can I donate less than $100? The commitment for members of 100 Women Who Care - Las Vegas is to donate $100 per quarter.
Are there other ways to help the charities that have been nominated and/or presented at a quarterly meeting? Yes! We will maintain a list of approved charities that have been previously nominated and/or selected on our website. You are welcome to contact the charities directly to find out how to help or be involved in other ways.
What charities has 100 Women Who Care - Las Vegas donated to? Check out our Selected Charities page to see where we have donated.