FAQ: CAN I JOIN 100 MEN WHO GIVE A DAMN-BRANTFORD WITH A TEAM?
At this time, we are not accepting team applications.
FAQ: WHICH ORGANIZATION(S) ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION?
In order to be considered at a meeting, an organization must be based in and serve
the Brantford area and it must be a registered, not-for-profit or charitable
organization able to provide tax receipts for donations. We are not considering
nominations to national or international charities, programs, or organizations at this
time, as the current focus is on contributing to our local community. It must also be
previously established (no start-ups).
A charity can be nominated at each meeting as long is has not been a recipient of the
group’s donation in the past. The exception is a specific program within a large
organization (for example, a specific department or program within a hospital), which
may be considered again after one year for a different program or department. We
will accept multiple charity nominations for the same charity. All approved and
legitimate charity nominations will be eligible for the draw box on the night of the
meeting; however, a charity will only be able to be drawn and brought to a vote with
the membership once per meeting.
FAQ: HOW IS THE ORGANIZATION THAT RECEIVES THE GROUP DONATION CHOSEN AT EACH MEETING?
A member can submit the name of a local organization for nomination. At random,
three organizations will be selected at the meeting. The nominating member will be
asked to give a short, five minute presentation to the group as to why the
organization they are nominating should receive the donation and then spend about
two minutes for Q&A. Members can ask other members to present their charity on his
behalf. Guests are not permitted to present.
FAQ: ARE DONATIONS TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Absolutely! Only registered, not-for-profit and charitable organizations will be
sponsored by the group. Cheques are written directly to selected charitable
organizations and not to 100 MEN WHO GIVE A DAMN-BRANTFORD at each meeting. If
they cannot be sent electronically, tax receipts will be issued directly by the
charitable organization to 100 MEN WHO GIVE A DAMN-BRANTFORD and we will keep
the receipts and have them available at the next scheduled meeting to further cut
down on these organizations’ overhead costs.
FAQ: WHAT IF I AM UNABLE TO ATTEND A MEETING?
If a member cannot attend a meeting he can send in a blank, signed cheque with a
trusted friend or another member to the meeting (preferred). The surrogate member
will then write in the name of the charity that is chosen on the cheque and submit it
on his behalf. A friend acting as a surrogate member may not vote on behalf of the
absent member. Otherwise, he can deliver his cheque in person or courier it c/o Rick
Weaver 11 McGuiness Drive, Brantford Ontario N3T6M5 before the meeting.
FAQ: CAN I JUST SEND MY DONATION TO THE CHARITY MYSELF?
Because the goal of 100 MEN WHO GIVE A DAMN-BRANTFORD is to make a large
donation on behalf of the whole group, the answer is no. We want to be able to
support this endeavor and give $10,000 at one time to make a large impact in our
community with each member’s donation being part of the larger donation. This is the
power of individuals united for a cause! We also need to be able to track your
donation so that you get credit for the donation and remain an active, voting-eligible
member of the group.
FAQ: HOW MUCH OF MY DONATION GOES TO ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS OF 100 MEN WHO
GIVE A DAMN-BRANTFORD?
None of it! 100 MEN WHO GIVE A DAMN-BRANTFORD is organized and operated by the
two Co-Chairs Rick Weaver and Lucas Duguid who are volunteers. Everything else,
from our meeting space to our advertising, has been given to us by generous donors in
our community. 100% of the money raised at our meetings goes directly to the
selected organization! Please review our Donors/Sponsor’s section and support them.
They truly deserve it!
FAQ: HOW LONG DO THE QUARTERLY MEETINGS LAST?
Meetings are intended to be very short and will last no longer than 60 minutes;
however, members are invited to socialize after each meeting.
FAQ: CAN MEMBERS BRING A FRIEND TO THE MEETING?
At this time, we ask that only members join us at our meetings. However; we are
always seeking philanthropic men to contribute their energy to the group and invite
you to ask your friends to join the movement.
FAQ: WHY ARE YOU CAPPING THIS GROUP AT 100? COULD WE NOT GIVE MORE MONEY IF WE HAVE MORE MEMBERS?
With this being our first year we wanted to cap the group at 100 to help gage the
interest of this group in our community. If over the course of the year we have an
interest that exceeds 100 we will gladly open the group up in 2017. Plus we can only
fit so many MEN WHO GIVE A DAMN in the room we have to hold the meetings.
FAQ: WHY DO YOU NEED MEMBERS’ PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We collect members’ information (including name, phone number, address, and email
address) strictly for the purpose of maintaining our membership list and assisting
charitable organizations when creating individual tax receipts. 100 MEN WHO GIVE A
DAMN-BRANTFORD will not sell, give, or otherwise share your personal information
without your express consent, unless required by law.
FAQ: HOW DO I JOIN?