FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How do I become a member?
A. If you would like to become a member, please go to JOIN US and submit the form.
Q. How long do the events last?
A. Events will take no more than one hour. We aim to start at 7:00pm and should be done by 8:00pm. There is time for a drink and a little camaraderie before, during and after the formal part of each meeting.
Q. I’m a new member: what should I expect at an event?
A. Expect to sign-in at the registration desk.
6:30 Registration starts
7:00 Event begins
- Opening remarks & update from the previous event's recipient charity
- How voting will take place
- Select & Announce the three charity finalists for the event
- Each member who nominated a charity finalist presents – 5 minutes each, no PowerPoint or collateral materials, see tips with presenting here
- Voting and tabulation – each member circles 1,2 or 3 on their ballot
- Announce the winning recipient charity (by simple majority)
- Group photograph with the big cheque
Q. Is my donation tax deductible?
A. Yes, by the charity chosen to be the recipient. Your $100 cheque is written directly to the charity, NOT to "100 gens qui s’impliquent" . In the case of cash donations or credit card donations, the funds are deposited into an account administered by Andrew Bourne. 100% of these funds will be donated to the selected charity shortly after the event. A detailed accounting of this bank account is available upon request by any Member. Tax receipts will be issued to you directly by the charity, so you will be able to confirm the exact amount donated to each of the selected charities over the course of the year.
Q. What if I cannot attend an event?
A. If a member cannot attend a quarterly event but still wishes to donate, he should place his blank $100 cheque in an envelope marked “100 Gens Qui S’impliquent” and give it to a fellow member who will be going to the meeting.
Q. Can I just give you four post-dated $100 cheques?
A. Nope, because we want to see you at our meetings to cast your vote.
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 Gens Qui S’impliquent , 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 people?
A. Nope, more than 100 are welcome.
Q. Can I bring a friend to a quarterly meeting?
A. Yes, but we'll ask them to join as a member at the door.
Q. How does 100 Gens communicate with its members?
A. The website will have the most up to date info at all times but we will use emails 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. We may add other means to update in the future but we want to keep this very straightforward and unobtrusive
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 Gens qui s’impliquent 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. This includes the charities we support, they will have your addresses for tax receipt purposes but it will be up to you whether to opt in to future contact from them or not
Q. How do I nominate a charity?
A. When you arrive at the meeting, you can submit a charity for nomination if you like. (This is not mandatory, though.) Three charities will be selected from the big hat.
Q. How are the three presenting charities chosen?
A. Nominated charities go into a hat at the meeting and three charities are drawn at random. The members who nominated each charity give short five-minute presentations at the meeting. We then vote to select the recipient charity.
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. Click here to verify the charitable status of an organization (according to CRA).
Q. Can a charity nominate itself?
A. No, charities may only be nominated by a member. Our members are not just interested in nominating and donating – they want to learn about local causes. They may want to volunteer, sponsor or serve on a board or committee. They may even become a regular donor or benefactor.
Q. How long has 100 gens qui s’impliquent been around?
A. Not long. We officially formed in October 2016. We’ve been inspired by “100 Guys/Girls who care” movements that have been spreading through North America over the last few years.
Q. How much of my donation goes to the administration costs of 100 Gens Qui S’impliquent?
A. Zero. 100 gens qui s’impliquent is organized and operated entirely by volunteers. 100% of funds raised at a meeting go to the chosen charity.