In order to be considered to present at a meeting, the charity must be:
- Based in, and serving the The Highland Lakes Area.
- A registered charitable organization able to provide charitable tax receipts for donations.
- Previously established for at least one year (no start-ups).
- No national or international charities will be considered, as the aim is to keep our donations right here in The Highland Lakes. Organizations with a national link may be nominated, however, the funds must be for a project that serves The Highland Lakes area.
- Any charity or not-for-profit group must be a registered group, and willing to provide tax receipts to all members who donate.
- The nominated charities must agree in advance of the meeting to send tax receipts directly to each of the donating members.
- Members of 100 Men Who Give a Damn – will vote by secret ballot to select one of the three nominated charities to receive all the donations that evening.
- The organization with the greatest number of votes will be the recipient of the total funds donated and will be ineligible to receive funds from 100 Men Who Give a Damn – for 1 (one) year.
- The two charities not selected may be nominated again at the next meeting. After one meeting they are put back into the list to be chosen.
- Any organization chosen to present at a meeting will be contacted 3 weeks prior in order to prepare. We ask that you send no more than 2 representatives of the organization, with one person as the main speaker. The following aspects are suggested for your presentation: who are you, what organization do you represent, what made you join this organization, if awarded this donation what impact do you plan on making in our community?
- A request will be made of the recipient charity to present an update on their use of the donation at the next meeting of 100 Men Who Give a Damn.
Note: 100 Men Who Give a Damn – reserves the right to amend these eligibility criteria when appropriate, without consultation with the nominated charities.