If you would like to become a member, please fill out your information in the form below. Or you can attend an event and fill out an application on-site!
How long do the events last typically?
Events take about an hour. We aim to start at 6:30pm and be done by 7:30pm. There is time for beer before, during and after the formal part of each meeting.
I'm a new member, what should I expect at an event?
If you’re a new member (welcome!), here’s what you should expect at each event:
Sign-in at the registration desk.
Event Begins (time depending on when start time is set for)
Opening Remarks & Update from previous event’s recipient charity.
How Voting will Take Place
Announce the three charity finalists
Each member who nominated charity will speak and present why they chose to nominate their charity of choice. There will be no power point or collateral materials.
Voting Session – each member circles 1, 2 or 3 on their ballot
Announce the winning recipient charity (by simple majority)
Group photograph with big check!
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, by the charity chosen to be the recipient. Your $100 check is written directly to the charity, NOT to “100 Guys Who Care Boston” (because we don’t have a bank account or a treasurer). Tax receipts will be issued to you directly by the charity.
What if I cannot attend an event?
If a member cannot attend an event, he should place his blank $100 check in an envelope marked “100 Guys Who Care Boston” and give it to a fellow member who will be going to the meeting.
Can I just give you four post-dated $100 checks?
No you cannot write your checks ahead of time, because we want to see you at our meetings to cast your vote.
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 Guys Who Care Boston, 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 guys?
No. Membership is open to more than 100 – all are welcome!
You can absolutely bring a friend to our quarterly meetings, but we’ll ask them to join as a member at the door.
How does 100 Guys Who Care Boston 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
What do you do with my personal information?
Your personal information (including name, email address, address, phone number) is collected strictly for the purpose of keeping in contact with you. 100 Guys Who Care Boston 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.
How long has 100 Guys Who Care Boston been around?
100 Guys Who Care Boston was started in March 2016, completely inspired by the successful Toronto based group. You can read and learn more about our group by visiting our About Us page.
How much of my donation goes to the administration costs of 100 Guys Who Care?
Zero. 100 Guys Who Care Boston 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.
Charity Questions. . .
Charity Questions. . .
How do I nominate a charity?
When you arrive at the meeting, you can submit a charity for nomination if you like. But this is not mandatory. Three charities will be selected from the big hat.
How are the three presenting charities chosen?
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.
Which charitable organizations are eligible for consideration by the group?
Any local, registered charity that can offer a tax refund to each member is eligible. Click here to verify the charitable status of an organization (according to the IRS).
Can a charity nominate itself?
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.