How do I know where my money is "actually" going?
The financial piece of Guys Who Give is purely a pass through. You will write your check directly to the charity so you know 100% of the money goes directly to them. The charity who receives the donation will attend the next meeting to present how the money was used and what impact it had on the organization.
Is there any religious or other affiliation?
No. Guys Who Give has no direct affiliation with any other group or organization. We're about getting together once a quarter and supporting charities in our community.
Do I have to give the $100 if I come to the event?
Yes. The whole idea is to provide men an opportunity to be a part of inspiring impact without a huge time or monetary commitment. Members at the event will register and then have the opportunity to vote. After the vote, everyone makes out their $100 check to the chosen charity for the quarter.
What if I can't make it to an event?
Life happens and we're all busy. We will e-mail out the charity that wins after an event and members who could not attend can mail their checks or donate online. We will deliver the funds about a week after the event.
What if I don't like the chosen charity?
Our objective is to support the good work happening here in our community with a financial gift. Every meeting participants will have the opportunity to submit a charity. We'll draw three to present and then vote on one. If you participate, the expectation is that you will support the chosen charity for that quarter.
What else can I do to support this AMAZING group?
Recruitment. Our goal is to meet and exceed 100 guys. Good people know more good people so helping to spread the word and bringing folks to the events is the best way to help us grow!
Does the charity have to be in the county of my chapter?
Yes. This group is about supporting local charities/organizations right here in our community so nominees must be inside your chapter's county...Impact you can See!
What if I want to be involved but $100 is too much?
Participation at the events is $100 donation. Consider forming a team. You can join with another and alternate writing the check or split the cost. Teams will submit one $100 check and have one vote but all members can attend!
Do I have to be a member to come?
No...but... Our goal is to reach 100+ members. A member is someone who commits to participation. This means, even if they cannot attend a particular meeting, they will donate. We're looking for members to establish a consistent ability to give that we can build on. Guests are always welcome to participate in a meeting as well. There will be separate registrations for members and guests.
How do nominations work?
When you register at an event as a member, you will get a nomination slip and voting slip. You may nominate one charity/organization per event (must be a 501c3 in your chapter's county). To nominate you must know a bit about the organization and be able to answer the following questions: Organization Name, Contact Person, Website, 501c3 or not, Who checks would be made out to if chosen.
What happens if the charity I nominated is drawn?
If your nomination is drawn, you will have 5 minutes to present why that charity needs our support. Please, no outside presenters, no PowerPoints, just a heartfelt talk about why this is an important organization to you and what they do.
What happens if the charity I nominated wins?
This is the best part! If your nomination gets the vote, you will deliver the checks to the organization...priceless. You will ask the organization to make a brief presentation at the next event telling how the money was used and what impact it had.