FAQs

Member Questions

If you would like to become a member, please go to JOIN US and submit the form.

Events will take no more than one hour. We aim to start at 6:30pm and should be done by 7:30pm. There is time for social gathering and networking before the formal part of each meeting.

Expect to sign-in at the registration desk.

6:00 Registration

6:30 Event begins

– Opening remarks & update from the previous event’s recipient charity

– How voting will take place

– Announce the three charity finalists for the event

– Each member who nominated a charity finalist presents – 5 minutes each, no PowerPoint or collateral materials, use the template

– Voting and tabulation – each member circles 1,2 or 3 on their ballot

– Announce the winning recipient charity (by simple majority)

– Group photograph with the big check.

Yes, by the charity chosen to be the recipient. Your $100 check is written directly to the charity, NOT to “100 Men Who Care” (because we don’t have a bank account or a treasurer). Tax receipts will be issued to you directly by the charity.  

If a member cannot attend a quarterly event, he should place his blank $100 check in an envelope marked “100 Men Who Care” and give it to a fellow member who will be going to the meeting. Member can also send in a proxy ballot if you want a fellow member to vote for you.

Nope, because we want to see you at our meetings to cast your vote.

You can always donate more to a charity separately on your own but for the purposes of 100 Men Who Care, we make one big donation as a group. To make a big impact we want to give $10,000+ dollars.

Nope, more than 100 are welcome.

There is already a 100 Women Who Care Southern Maine group. They have been big supporters of getting our mens group started

Yes, but we’ll ask them to join as a member at the door.

The website will have the most up to date info at all times. Members are emailed from contact@100menwhocaresouthernmaine.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.

Your personal information (including name, email address, address, phone number) is collected strictly for the purpose of keeping in contact with you. 100 Men Who Care 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.

Charity Questions

Charities are to be nominated at least 1 week (5 business days) prior to a meeting.  The online Nomination form can be used or the downloadable form can be completed and emailed to us so we can confirm the charity meets eligibility the criteria.

Nominated charities go into a hat at the meeting and three charities are drawn at random. The members who nominated each charity give short five-minute presentations at the meeting. We then vote to select the recipient charity.

Any local, 501(c) registered charity that can offer a tax refund to each member is eligible. Guidestar and Charity Navigator can also help you in your vetting process.  Charity organizations will also need to sign an Acceptance Agreement before receiving the checks.

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.

General Questions

The 100 Men Who Care Southern Maine chapter was started in 2016 by co-founders Peter Atherton and Marc Hodroff with our first meeting in January 2017. The 100 Women Who Care Southern Maine chapter began in 2014. The ‘100 Who Care’ movement began in 2006 in Jackson, Michigan. See “About us” tab to read more about the history.

Zero. 100 Men Who Care Southern Maine 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.

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.

Who are we?

Check out these links to learn more about what 100 Men Who Care Southern Maine stand for and believe in!

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