Frequently Asked Questions

When 100 women come together to donate $100 each, we raise $10,000 – profoundly impacting nonprofits in our community.
  • Members nominate local nonprofits.

  • 3 organizations are selected at random to be considered. They have 5 minutes to tell the group about their cause and how the funds will be used and answer any questions.

  • The group votes and everyone donates $100 to the winning organization. You can donate by check or cash. Unfortunately, we do not accept any digital payments at this time.

A few simple rules:
  • We each donate $100 per meeting (that comes out to just over $1 a day each year).

  • Members of the giving circle who are present and agree to donate to the winning organization may nominate and present.

  • We all agree to donate to the winning organization. Of course, you are more than welcome to donate to the other two organizations who presented if you would like to support them as well.

  • No national nonprofits will be considered, but local branches of national nonprofits are eligible for consideration. The purpose is for 100% of the contribution to stay in the Jackson Area.

  • The organization must agree NOT to use the names for future solicitations, nor give the information out to the public.

  • A year after being selected by the group, nonprofits can re-submit their names for consideration.

  • To nominate a nonprofit for consideration, you must be at the meeting, be a member to put a name in the hat, and speak about the organization.

Looking to present at our next quarterly meeting? Make sure you are prepared!

Making your case for support in the 5 minutes that you are allowed takes some planning. Following are some talking points you might want to incorporate into your presentation.

  • State your name and the name of the organization you would like to receive the funding.

  • Start with an engaging opening line, e.g., “75 women in our community are involved in a domestic violence dispute every month…”

  • Share what the mission of the organization is.

  • Describe the program that you would like to be funded. Provide some background information, if possible.

  • Identify how many people and who the funds will impact.

  • Tell how essential this program is and what our community will miss if this program does not get funded.

  • Explain the measurements that will be used to ensure the success of this program and good use of the donation.

  • Share what this donation will “buy” for our community.

  • End with a heartfelt ask and a thank you.
 

Remember that you must be a member of 100+ Women Who Care in order to make a presentation at the meetings and be up to date on your donations.