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How much of my donation goes to the administration costs of 100 Men Who Give A Damn! - Saskatoon?
Absolutely zero! 100 Men Who Give A Damn! - Saskatoon is organized and operated entirely by volunteers. 100% of the funds raised go directly from the member to the chosen charity.
What if I can't attend a meeting?
If you cannot attend a quarterly meeting, you should contact us using the contact form to let us know and then make sure that your cheque for $100 is dropped off at the meeting or is given to another member to bring with them.
Are my donations tax deductible?
Absolutely! Tax receipts are written out by the awarded charity directly to the donating member.
How do I become a member?
If you would like to become a member please click on “Join” above and complete the Membership & Commitment Form.
I’m a new member: what should I expect at a meeting?
Expect to be greeted by a volunteer and asked to sign-in at the registration desk. There will be time for having a beverage and mingling with fellow members.
6:00 - 7:00 Registration and Networking
7:00 Meeting begins
Announce the three Charity finalists
Each charity presents – 5 minutes each, no PowerPoint or collateral materials
Voting by ballot and tabulation
Update presentation from the previous recipient
Announce the winning recipient (by simple majority)
Members write their cheques to the recipient charity
Cheques are collected and presented to the charity
Announce the next meeting
8:00 Post meeting networking - cash bar
Can I just give you four post-dated $100 cheques?
Ideally no – because we want to see you at our meetings. But if you’re not a Saskatoon resident, or you know you’re going to miss all the meetings, contact us and we’ll see if we can help.
Is membership limited to 100 men?
No, that would not be fair to the charities, would it? If we can make a BIG impact with 100 men, why not invite a friend and make an even BIGGER impact? Remember, we're doing this for the charities and our community, not just for us.
Can I bring a friend to a quarterly meeting?
Yes and no. You see, we are always happy to welcome men who give a damn! For us, giving a damn means making a commitment. What that means is your friend is free to come & check it out one time AND commit to donating $100 that evening. If they appreciate the powerful impact a large group can have and want to attend again, they simply need to become a member by filling in the Membership & Commitment Form. If once is enough, no problem! We appreciate their one-time $100 commitment.
How are charities nominatied?
There are two ways to nominate a charity:-
When a member joins or renews, they may nominate a charity.
Members have a second opportunity in the weeks prior to a quarterly meeting. The charity nomination form is sent by email only to members in good standing.
How are the three presenting charities chosen?
Members nominate charities on joining or renewal, and again in the weeks before each quarterly meeting. All those nominated charities go into a database, which are then verified for eligibility. The eligible charities are put into a hat and three organizations are drawn at random two weeks prior to our quarterly meeting. The three organizations are notified and invited to give a short five-minute presentation at the meeting. If a charity declines, or is unable to present, another charity is chosen from the database. The identities of the three presenting charities are not revealed until the night of the meeting.
Which charitable organizations are eligible for consideration by the group?
Click here for eligibility requirements. Click here to verify the charitable status of an organization (according to CRA).
Can a charity nominate itself?
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. Our members and supporters will find out about your charity in our social media discussions and posts. So we invite eligible charities to visit our website, follow us on Twitter, and Like us on Facebook. By getting yourself known to our members, you will get yourself nominated. Then it’s down to the ‘luck of the draw’ which three will present on the night. Good luck.