How We Work

The Easy Way to Create Community Impact

We make it as simple as possible to give back to your community.

Each Member commits to donating $100 per meeting, four times a year. Meetings are diligently conducted in one hour or less.

Any member who has signed a Commitment Form and who is current with her donations may submit a Charity Nomination Form to nominate an organization for consideration at a meeting.

The nominating members or a representative of three randomly selected organizations will make a five minute presentation about the organization to the group and a Q&A session will follow.

Each member who has signed a Commitment Form and who is current with her donations may vote (by ballot) for one of the three organizations.

Each member will write a cheque for $100 to the organization receiving the most votes.

The selected organization will receive a group donation of $10,000 or more!

Members who did not vote for the selected organization agree to make their donation regardless.

Members will receive a tax receipt directly from the organization within 2 weeks.

Members who are unable to attend a meeting are expected to give her cheque to another Member to deliver on her behalf.

Organizations under consideration must serve the Peterborough area and provide individual tax receipts directly to contributing members.

An organization not selected at one meeting may be submitted again at a subsequent meeting.

A successful organization is not eligible for future consideration for 3 years but the nominating member may submit the name of another organization.

Ties will be decided by further votes. If a tie persists, the membership will vote to either (1) randomly select one of the tied organizations by draw; or (2) divide the group donation equally between the tied organizations.

The selected organization must agree not to give out member information to any third parties except for tax purposes.

Each meeting will open with a five minute update on how the funds donated at the previous meeting were used by the successful organization.

The Result: 100 Members x $100 = $10,000 per meeting

Become one of the 100 Women

Contact us for more information or complete an online registration form to join our group.

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional information - please read before contacting us!
What do you do with my personal information?

100 Women Peterborough collects your personal information (including name, address, email address, phone number) strictly for the purpose of maintaining our membership list. 100 Women Peterboorugh will not sell, give or otherwise share your personal information without your express consent, unless required by law.

How long has 100 Women Peterborough been in existence?

Our founding members started 100 Women Peterborough in late 2017. We have just launched and started looking for other women who would like to join.

How often can a charity be nominated?

A charity can be nominated at each meeting as long is it has not been a recipient of the group’s donation in the past. Once the charity has been selected, it will not put up for reconsideration for another 3 years. This will allow other charities the chance to get selected.

How is the organization that receives the group donation chosen?

A member who has signed the Commitment Form can put the name of a local organization into the hat for a random drawing at the meeting. The organizers of the meeting will collect the names of the organizations from the members as they arrive. At random, three organizations will be selected from the hat. The nominating members or a representative of the organization will be asked to come up and give a short 5 minute presentation as to why the nominated organization should receive the donation and then spend another 5 minutes for Q & A. We encourage members to participate by submitting the names of local, needy, charitable organizations!

How long do the meetings last?

Meetings are intended to be very short and no longer than 60 minutes. That having been said, there is the opportunity to socialize before and after the meeting.

Does any of my donation go to administration costs of 100 Women Ptbo?

Absolutely not! 100 Women Peterborough is organized and operated entirely by volunteers. 100% of the money raised at our meetings goes directly to the selected organizations!

Which charitable organizations are eligible for consideration by the group?

In order to be considered at a meeting, the organization must be based in the Peterborough area and it must be a registered not-for-profit or charitable organization eligible to provide tax receipts for donations. It must be previously established (no start-ups). No national or international charities, programs or organizations will be considered at this time as the current focus is on contributing to our local community. An organization that is selected for the group donation may not be considered again. The exception is a specific program within a large organization (for example a specific department or program within a hospital), which may be considered again after one year for a different program or department. Any member wishing to submit a charitible organization for consideration must complete our online Charity Nomination Form at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, as only registered not-for-profit and charitable organizations will be sponsored by the group. Cheques are written directly to the charitable organization and NOT to 100 Women Peterborough. Tax receipts will be issued directly by the charitable organization.

Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?

Because the goal of 100 Women Peterborough is to make a large donation on behalf of the whole group, the answer is no. We want to be able to support this endeavour and give $10,000+ dollars at a time to make a large impact in our community with each member’s donation being part of the larger donation. This is the power of joining forces! We also need to be able to track your donations so that you get credit for the donation and remain eligible for submitting charities and voting at meetings.

Can I bring a friend to the meeting?

Of course you can! We are always seeking women to join our group! However, in order to vote she will need to sign a Commitment Form and become a member. Otherwise she is free to observe and contribute a donation if she likes.