FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How do I become a member?
A. If you would like to become a member, please go to JOIN US and submit the form.
Q. How long do the events last?
A. Events will take no more than 60 minutes. We aim to start at 6:00pm and should be done by 7:00pm. There is time for beer before, during and after the formal part of each meeting.
Q. I’m a new member: what should I expect at an event?
A. Expect to sign-in at the registration table.
6:30 Event begins
- Opening remarks & update from the previous event's recipient charity (5 min)
- Announce the three charity finalists for the event
- Each charity will be interviewed to allow for understanding of the charity cause.(15 min)
- Voting and tabulation – each member uses gold coin to vote (5 min tabulation)
- Announce the selected charity and a group photo with the charity. (5 min)
Q. Is my donation tax deductible?
A. Yes, by the charity chosen to be the recipient. Your $100 check is written directly to the charity, NOT to "100 Guys Who Give a Damn" (because we don’t have a bank account or a treasurer). Tax receipts will be issued to you directly by the charity.
Q. What if I cannot attend an event?
A. If a member cannot attend a quarterly event, he should place his blank $100 check in an envelope marked “100 Guys Who Give a Damn” and give it to a fellow member who will be going to the meeting. Or email the organizers and arrange to deliver the check prior to the meeting.
Q. Can I just give you four post-dated $100 checks?
A. Nope, because we want to see you at our meetings to cast your vote.
Q. Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?
A. You can always donate more to a charity separately on your own but for the purposes of 100 Guys Who Give a Damn, we make one big donation as a group. To make a big impact we want to give $10,000+ dollars.
Q. Is membership limited to 100 guys?
A. Nope, more than 100 are welcome.
Q. What about women?
A. This group was inspired by 100 Guys Who Give a Damn Dallas, who in turn were inspired by a womans group who pioneered the movement in Canada. While we would like to involve the women of our community, we leave this group to men only and suggest you inspire a local woman to organize another group.
Q. Can I bring a friend to a quarterly meeting?
A. Yes, but we'll ask them to join as a member at the door or at minimum make a $100 donation for the charity of the night.
Q. How does 100 Guys Who Give a Damn communicate with its members?
A. The website will have the most up to date info at all times. We also update Twitter and Facebook. Members are emailed from 100menFortWorth@gmail.com. Please add this to your address book. If you change your email address, please let us know. Should you wish to discontinue membership at any time, please send an e-mail to the above address indicating your withdrawal.
Q. What do you do with my personal information?
A. Your personal information (including name, email address, address, phone number) is collected strictly for the purpose of keeping in contact with you. 100 Men Fort Worth will not sell, give or otherwise share your personal information with any third party without your express consent, unless required to do so by law. We may occasionally recognize our members via social media and other media. You will not be mailed anything.
Q. How do I nominate a charity?
A. You can submit a charity for nomination if you like using the the template nomination form mentioned above no later than 2 weeks prior to the meeting. Three charities will be selected from a big hat.
Q. How are the three presenting charities chosen?
A. Nominated charities go into a hat prior to the meeting and three charities are drawn at random. The charities are vetted and contacted to have a representative attend our meeting, to better learn what the charity is about in a short 5 minute presentation. We then vote to select the recipient charity.
Q. Which charitable organizations are eligible for consideration by the group?
A. Any local, registered charity that can offer a tax receipt to each member is eligible. Click here to verify the charitable status of an organization (according to the IRS).
Q. Can a charity nominate itself?
A. No, charities may only be nominated by a member. Our members are not just interested in nominating and donating – we want to learn about local causes. We may want to volunteer, sponsor or serve on a board or committee. We may even become a regular donor or benefactor.
Q. How long has 100 Men Who Care been around? 100men of Fort Worth?
A. Some groups have been dating back to 2013-2014 but the exact date is unknown. Locally, After seeing a quick news clip on CBS11 and a quick google search led our founders to learning about other 100s. Relying on some support from 100 Guys who Care Toronto, our local group was formed March 2016. Our first meeting took place May 2016.
Q. How much of my donation goes to the administration costs of 100 Men Who Give a Damn - Fort Worth?
A. Zero. 100 Men Fort Worth is organized and operated entirely by volunteers. We have no treasurer and we have no bank account - because we don’t collect, spend or donate anything. 100% of funds raised at a meeting go directly to the chosen charity.