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Frequently Asked Questions

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Are there other groups like this one?

Yes, there are hundreds of groups across the country and world, all operating independently, often under the name 100+ Women Who Care.

 

Why do I have to register?

For practical reasons. It’s important to have a sense of the overall level of financial commitment so we can share with eligible nonprofits, as well as know what kind of meeting space we need to accommodate our group.

 

Tell me about the nonprofits and how they are chosen?

Each member nominates a nonprofit that goes into a fishbowl and three are randomly selected at a meeting, and then vetted, to present at the next meeting. All eligible nonprofits for consideration must operate in Talbot County and serve our local community. They must have a 501(c)(3) designation, have been in existence for at least two years, and, as part of the vetting process, complete a brief application. Political organizations are not eligible. 

 

Who can nominate a nonprofit?

All members are encouraged to nominate their favorite nonprofit. The Vetted Nonprofits page is a helpful resource, but members need not limit themselves to this listing. Members unable to attend a meeting may submit in advance their favorite nonprofit by completing an online Nonprofit Nomination Form.

How do I vote and donate if I cannot attend the meeting?

Members unable to attend a meeting may vote in advance for one of the three nominated nonprofits by completing an online Absentee Voting Ballot. Following the meeting, information about the selected charity will be shared in an email with all members. Nonattending members may send their check with a member who plans to attend or, afterwards, mail a check or give online to the selected nonprofit. 

 

Is my contribution tax deductible?

All contributions are made directly to the selected nonprofit, a qualified 501(c)(3), so your contribution is fully tax deductible as allowed by law.

 

Can I bring a friend to the meeting?

Absolutely! Anyone is welcome to attend and observe the meeting before deciding if they would like to become a member. If you turn in a Membership Form before the balloting takes place, you will be allowed to vote at your first meeting.

 

How do I know when and where the meetings will be held?

We meet three times/year in September, January and May. Meeting dates and location are communicated in advance. Our next two meetings are confirmed for Monday, September 9, 2024 and January 13, 2025 at the Talbot County Free Library in Easton at 5:30 pm, with mingling & wine at 5:00 pm. All meeting information will be posted on the website and email reminders will be sent. 

 

What if I attend a few times and then decide this is not for me?

All we ask is that you notify us so we can pull your name from the rolls and back fill your spot in the group. No hard feelings. Simply send an email to 100womentalbot@gmail.com  

 

And bottom line, what’s in it for me? 

Meet and get to know other women who have a shared interest in the health and vitality of our community.

Learn about different local nonprofits.

Experience the satisfaction of being a philanthropist and making a difference.

Participate in something that's high impact, low effort, and inspiring to others!

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