Do you have a heart for giving and want to give back on a bigger scale than you could on your own?
- Do you want to learn about, or let other women know about, the work being done by your local nonprofits in Otsego County?
- Do you want to be part of a caring and amazing group of women who are making a positive impact in our community today, tomorrow and forever?
- Do you want 100% of your donation to go directly to local charities?
Here’s How the Virtual 100 Women Who Care Works
Here’s How It Works
- One (1) time per year, our givers commit $100.
- Each giver has the opportunity to nominate a local nonprofit. There are eligibility requirements (see below) and nominations must be approved by April 26th. To nominate a nonprofit, please use the form below.
- At the event, three (3) nominated and approved nonprofits will be randomly drawn to present along with one (1) People’s Choice winner that is voted on via email before the event. The nominating giver will be asked to make an informal presentation, of up to five minutes, to the group about their nonprofit’s mission and why it is deserving of the giver’s vote. No PowerPoint or collateral materials, please. If a nominating giver is not in attendance, another nonprofit will be drawn.
- Givers attending in person will have the opportunity to ask questions after each presentation.
- After the presentations and Q&A, voting is held and the nonprofit with the most votes will be the recipient of a $5000 grant. Any additional grants will be distributed based on the number of givers.
- There is no proxy voting.
- Half the monies raised at the event will support the needs of today while the other half will go into the Community Fund to support the needs of tomorrow.
- The selected nonprofit is then invited back to the next event to share with givers the BIG impact their donations have made.
Eligibility Requirements for Nominations
Only registered givers of 100+Women Who Care are eligible to nominate a nonprofit. Nominations must be submitted at least two (2) weeks prior to the event. These requirements help ensure that the nonprofit follows best practices. After all, it could be the recipient of a $5000 grant made possible because of you and 100+ other caring women!
Nonprofits must be:
- Local and /or serving Otsego County.
- A 501(c)(3) organization, government or school
- The following nonprofits have received grants within the last two years and are ineligible to be nominated: Wellspring Lutheran Services, 22 2 None, Otsego County United Way and Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan.
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a giver?
If you would like to become a giver, please complete the registration link. (Insert link)
I’m a new giver, what should I expect at the event?
Generally, our event will go as follows:
5:30 pm – Check-in, receive voting ballot, mingle, visit Corporate Partner and nonprofit tables, partake in cash bar and food trucks.
6:00 pm – Event begins
- Opening remarks
- An explanation of the nonprofit selection and voting process is given.
- Three (3) nominated nonprofits will be selected at random.
- One (1) People’s Choice winner that was voted on via email before the event will also present.
- The nominating giver from those four (4) nonprofits will each have five (5) minutes to present to the group. A brief Q&A will follow each presentation.
- Givers in attendance will submit their anonymous ballot, and those participating via YouTube will vote with a link that goes live after the last nominated nonprofit presentation. The votes are tabulated.
- The nonprofit that received the funds from the previous event will be asked to say a few words of thanks and tell the group how their donations were used and the impact made.
- The nonprofit with the most votes is announced.
- You just did something amazing and impactful!
7:00 pm – Event is adjourned
If I’m attending virtually when will I receive the YouTube link?
Givers attending 100+ Women Who Care virtually need to register by Tuesday, May 11th by 10:00 am to receive the YouTube link. Link will be emailed to those attending virtually by 1:00 pm. Please watch your email.
Can I bring a friend to the event?
Yes! We are always looking for women who want to GIVE BIG. Please invite your friends, neighbors, daughters, co-workers to become a giver today.
Is event limited to 100 women?
Absolutely not! If we can make a BIG impact with 100+ women, why not grow and make an even BIGGER difference?
What do you do with my personal information?
The OCF collects your personal information (including name, email address, phone number, and mailing address) strictly for the purpose of keeping in contact with our givers. Our database is used for administrative purposes only.
We will not sell, give, or otherwise share your personal information with any third party. Ever. We may occasionally recognize our givers via social media and other media. If you want to remain anonymous, you must let us know at the time of joining.
How do I nominate a nonprofit?
Once you join the group, you may nominate a nonprofit by completing the Nomination Form and submitting it prior to the deadline.
If a giver has an affiliation with a nonprofit, i.e. she is an officer, board member, employee or volunteer, she is allowed to nominate that nonprofit and present on its behalf.
Do I have to nominate a nonprofit?
No. Many women like to just attend and give.
Can a nonprofit be nominated more than once?
Each giver can only nominate one nonprofit per event, however multiple givers can nominate the same nonprofit, increasing the nonprofit’s chances. The name of the giver on the drawn nomination form will give the presentation. However, the same nonprofit may not be drawn more than once to present.
Is my donation tax deductible and how to I track my gift?
Yes, the donation is tax deductible. You will receive a tax acknowledgement letter via email when you register for the event.
How much of my donation goes to the administration costs of the program?
Absolutely zero! Our operating expenses are offset by generous corporate partner support.