Frequently Asked Questions
Can a charity nominate itself?
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. Our members and supporters will find out about your charity in our social media discussions and posts. So we invite eligible charities to visit our website and Like us on Facebook. By getting yourself known to our members, you will get nominated. Then it’s down to the ‘luck of the draw’ which three will
How are the three presenting charities chosen?
Members nominate charities upon joining, and again in the weeks before each quarterly meeting. All those nominated charities go into a database, which is then weeded of ineligible organizations. The remaining eligible charities are put into a hat and three organizations are drawn at random three weeks before a quarterly meeting. The three organizations are invited to give a short five-minute presentation at the meeting. If a charity declines or is unable to present, another charity is chosen from the database. The identity of the three presenting charities is not revealed until the meeting is underway.
How do I nominate a charity?
There are two ways to nominate a charity:
1. When a member joins, they may nominate up to three charities.
2. Members have a second opportunity in the weeks prior to a quarterly meeting. The charity nomination form is sent by email only to members in good standing.
How much of my donation goes to the administration costs of 100 Heroes Kelowna?
Absolutely zero! 100 Heroes Kelowna 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! Every last cent/nickel!
What do you do with my personal information?
100 Heroes Kelowna collects your personal information (including name, email address, and phone number) strictly for the purpose of keeping in contact with our members.
We maintain two lists: a membership database and a member directory. The membership database is used by the organizers to get in touch with our members.
100 Heroes Kelowna 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 will never rent out, sell or give away your personal information. Ever.
How does 100 Heroes Kelowna communicate with its members?
The website will have the most up-to-date info at all times. We also update Facebook. Members are emailed from info@100HeroesKelowna.ca. 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.
Can I bring a friend to an event?
Yes, however, they will be required to register at the door and provide a donation to the charity. As a Hero it means making a commitment.
How do I become a member?
If you would like to become a member please click on “Join” above and complete the Membership & Commitment Form.
How long do the meetings last?
Meetings will take no more than one hour. We aim to start at 7:00 pm and should be all done by 8:00 pm. There are opportunities to socialize both before and after the formal part of each one-hour meeting.
As a new member: what should I expect at a meeting?
Expect to be greeted by a volunteer and asked to sign in at the registration desk. There will be a cash bar and time for mingling with fellow members.
As a member your photo may be taken for our Gallery, and/or a short video of why you became a member. This is totally voluntary. Being a member means your consent has been provided to use your image on our website, advertisements, social media, or promotional materials unless otherwise requested.
5:00 Registration, networking, and bar opens
6:00 Introduction and presentations
6:45 Awarding the winner
7:00 Post-event reception, cash bar, live music
What if I cannot attend a meeting?
If a member cannot attend a quarterly event, he should place his blank $100 cheque in an envelope marked “100 Heroes Kelowna” and give it to a fellow member who will be going to the meeting.
Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?
You can always donate more to a charity separately on your own but for the purposes of 100 Heroes Kelowna, we make one big donation as a group. To make a big impact we want to give $10,000+ dollars.
Is membership limited to 100 people?
No, that would not be fair to the charities, would it? If we can make a BIG impact with 100 men, why not invite a friend and make an even BIGGER impact? Remember, we’re doing this for the charities and our community, not just for us.