Q. How do I become a member?
A. If you would like to become a member please see our Join Us page.
Q. How long do the meetings last?
A. Meetings will take no more than one hour. We aim to start at 6.30pm and should be all done by 7.30pm.
There are opportunities to socialise both before and after the formal part of each one-hour meeting.
Q. What if I cannot attend a meeting?
A. If a member cannot attend a quarterly meeting he should place his blank €100 cheque in an envelope and give it to a fellow member who will be going to the meeting.
Q. Can I just give you four post-dated €100 cheques?
A. Ideally no – because we want to see you at our meetings. Also, the charities benefit greatly by having you hear their message - they tell us this is one of their main reasons for coming.
Q. I live in another part of the country/world. Can I still join? How do I take part from a distance?
A. We're sorry to hear you don't live in Ireland. But that should not prevent you from becoming a member. You just need to coordinate with another member who will be attending our quarterly meetings and get your cheques to him ahead of time.
Q. Can I just send the donation to the charity myself?
A. Sorry, no. Because our goal is to make one BIG donation on behalf of the whole group, the answer has to be No. To make a BIG impact we want to give €10,000+ at the end of our meeting. The only way to do that is to make each member’s donation part of the larger donation. This is the power of being a member.
We also need to be able to track your donations so that you get credit for the donation and remain in good standing. Only members in good standing can nominate, attend and vote.
Q. Is membership limited to 100 men?
A. 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.
Q. Can I bring a friend to a quarterly meeting?
A. Yes and no. You see, we are always seeking men who give a damn! For us, giving a damn means making a commitment. So on arrival, your friend would need to make that commitment by becoming a member: he would have to complete the Membership & Commitment Form before being allowed in. That means you can bring a prospective member to a quarterly meeting, but if they don’t join, they don’t stay.
Q. What do you do with my personal information?
A. 100 Men Who Give A Damn! - Ireland collects your personal information (including name, email address, 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. The Member Directory is used by the members so that they can get in touch with each other (to give your cheque to a friend if you cannot attend a meeting).
The membership database contains your name, email address and phone number. The Member Directory contains only your name and phone number.
100 Men Who Give A Damn! - Ireland 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 recognise our members via social media and other media: if a member wants to remain anonymous they must let us know at the time of joining.
We will never rent out, sell or give away your personal information. Ever.
Q. How do I nominate a charity?
A. There are two ways to nominate a charity:-
1. When a member joins or renews, 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.
Q. How are the three presenting charities chosen?
A. The charity names are put into a hat and three organisations are drawn at random three weeks before a quarterly meeting. The three organisations 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.
Q. Can a charity nominate itself?
A. 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. Our members and supporters will find out about your charity in our social media discussions and posts.
Q. How much of my donation goes to the administration costs of 100 Men Who Give A Damn! - Ireland?
A. Absolutely zero! 100 Men Who Give A Damn! - Ireland is organised 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 Euro.