Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I become a member?
A. If you would like to become a member, please complete the membership agreement and setup quarterly donations via our third party provider.
Q. How long do the meetings last?
A. Meetings begin at promptly at 6:00 and end at approximately 7:30. You are more than welcome to come a little early or stay a little later just to socialize more.
Q. Is my donation tax deductible?
A. Yes, we leverage the Grapevine platform to facilitate our donations. Tax receipts are emailed to you by Grapevine immediately after your donation. With the exception of any credit/debit card transaction costs, all funds raised are given directly to the charity selected.
Q. What if I cannot attend an event?
A. We ask all members to donate quarterly regardless of if they can join an event. If you are unable to join, you can still vote for the charities being considered via email.
Q. Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?
A. You can always donate more to a charity separately on your own but for the purposes of 100 Women Who Care Boston, we make one big donation as a group. To make a big impact we want to give $10,000+ dollars.
Q. Is membership limited to 100 women?
A. No, we would love to have more than 100 women attend, the bigger the group the stronger our donation as a team.
Q. What about men?
A. There is already a 100 Men Who Care Boston group. Check out their web site to learn more.
Q. Can I bring a friend to a meeting?
A. Yes, guest are welcome but are not permitted to vote.
Q. How does 100 Women Who Care Boston communicate with its members?
A. The website will have the most up to date info at all times. We also update Facebook and Instagram. Members are emailed from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add this to your address book. If you change your email address, please let us know. Should you wish to discontinue membership at any time, please send an e-mail to the above address indicating your withdrawal.
Q. What do you do with my personal information?
A. Your personal information (including name, email address, address, phone number) is collected strictly for the purpose of keeping in contact with you. 100 Women Who Care Boston 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. We may occasionally recognize our members via social media and other media.
Q. How do I nominate a charity?
A. A request for nominations will be sent to all members 2 weeks prior to any meeting.
Q. How are the three presenting charities chosen?
A. Nominated charities go into a "hat" and three charities are drawn at random.
Q. Which charitable organizations are eligible for consideration by the group?
A. Any local, registered charity that can offer a tax refund to each member is eligible.
Q. Can a charity nominate itself?
A. No, charities may only be nominated by a member.
Q. How long has 100 Women Who Care Boston been around?
A. 100 Women Who Care Boston was established in Jan 2017.
Q. How much of my donation goes to the administration costs of 100 Women Who Care?
A. Zero. 100 Women Who Care Boston is organized and operated entirely by volunteers. We have no bank account - because we don’t collect, spend or donate anything. 100% of funds raised at a meeting go directly to the chosen charity.