FAQ / How it works?

Why do we exist?

The mission of 100 Men for Good is: "To Make a Difference in Our Community." Our giving circle will do this by finding 100 or more men who agree to commit to contributing $100 four times a year. These combined commitments will bring $40,000+ annually to be contributed to one or more Treasure Valley charitable organizations 501(c)(3). All charities and organizations to be considered must serve the Treasure Valley area as it is our intention to see the impact we are making each year.

How do we succeed?

  • Keep it simple
  • Choose meaningful, reputable charities 
  • Humbly make our work known to increase impact

What are our core values?

  • Keep focus on local community
  • Work with humility
  • Create strong partnerships and teamwork
  • Have some fun along the way

Why men?

Yes, it is just for men. The participation in “giving circles” and other groups like this in the US and right here in Idaho is overwhelmingly dominated by women. A recent study by the Collective Giving Research Group indicates the number of "giving circles" have tripled from 2007-2017.  The study indicates that of all giving circles almost 70% of the membership are comprised of women.  

We decided it was high time for us as men to “step up” and do our part. We are excited to have local women’s groups like The Little Black Dress Club and Women Who Care operating similarly for the benefit of all in our community!

What is my commitment as a member?

Each member will commit to donating $100 at each of four quarterly meetings ($400 per year) to support the work of charities and non-profits in the Treasure Valley.  Members may sign up any time during the year, the four quarter commitment will start at time of sign up.

Is this group for you?

  • You are involved with other groups, but also see the potential in this idea of collectively joining with others to make a larger impact in your community.
  • You are busy, but want a simple and fun way to make a difference in your community.
  • You want 100 percent of your donation to go directly to our Treasure Valley community.

How do I become a member?

To become a member, sign-up on-line.   We encourage each new member to complete their Registration/Commitment Form on-line prior to the next meeting. Members may sign up any time during the year, the four-quarter commitment will start at time of sign up.

What happens after my four-quarter commitment is completed? Our hope for our local community is that you will continue on as a proud member of 100+Men for Good. Please contact us if you will not be continuing as a member after your initial four-quarter commitment.

How do I nominate a charity?

Any member in good standing may nominate a charity. Good standing defined as member's quarterly donations are current since joining. 

Complete the nomination form found in the "Forms" tab. The form also includes "Tips for Nominating".  Email to info@100menforgood.org on/before the Sunday prior to each quarterly meeting. You may also have other members co-nominate with you, so you ensure if your charity is drawn there will be one of the nominating members present & prepared to speak if there are any schedule conflicts.

Any local, IRS 501(c) (3) registered charity that serves the Treasure Valley may be nominated. GuideStar-  https://www.guidestar.org/    and Charity Navigator-  https://www.charitynavigator.org/#   can also help you in your vetting process. Charity organizations will also need to sign an Donation Acceptance Agreement before receiving any donation. The charitable organization must agree not to solicit members and also must provide a tax donation receipt to each donor.

All nominations will be put in drawing and three will be drawn in front of the group at each meeting.  The three nominations drawn will then have the nominating member give a 3-5 minutes discussion on their nomination. 

Prior to nominating, members should 1) Talk to the organization 2) Get a commitment they will sign Donation Acceptance Form 3) Gather all the facts and statistics you would like to share with group. We want to make an educated decision. 4) Speak from the heart, no multimedia presentations, handouts are acceptable, but not required. Key Points: >Background >The Need >Make it personal

What charities are currently nominated?

Below is a list of currently nominated charities:

Boise Rescue Mission
Boise Fire Fighters Burnout Fund
Womens & Childrens Alliance

How often can a charity be selected to receive our group donation?

Once a charity is selected to receive our donation, they will be able to be nominated again in two years.

Which charitable organizations are eligible for consideration by the group?

Any local, IRS 501(c) (3)registered charity that serves the Treasure Valley. Guidestar and Charity Navigator can also help you in your vetting process. Charity organizations will also need to sign a Donation Acceptance Agreement before receiving the checks. The charitable organization must agree not to solicit members and provide a tax donation receipt to each donor. No national programs will be considered.Remember: 100 percent of the contribution will stay in the Treasure Valley community.

How much of my donation goes to the charity? >>>100%

100% of your donation goes to the charity.

100+Men for Good was founded and is operated entirely by volunteers. 100 percent of funds raised go directly to the chosen charity organization. The web hosting, domain and IT expenses are paid by the co-founders. The objective is that by acting collectively we can make a difference in our community.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. Your $100 check is written directly to the charity. Tax receipts will be issued to you directly by the charity.  Charitable organizations must be a 501(c)3 and serve the Treasure Valley.

What counties are considered the Treasure Valley Area of Idaho?

The counties considered Treasure Valley are Ada, Boise, Canyon, Gem, and Owyhee counties.

When are meetings and how long do they last?

The meetings will be held the second month of each quarter on the second Thursday of each month (Feb, May, Aug, Nov). The business meeting will last no longer than one hour and will be followed by a social time.

Meeting Dates, all dates are Thurs:

  • 5/9/19  Inaugural Meeting 
  • 8/8/19
  • 11/14/19
  • 2/13/20
  • 5/14/20
  • 8/13/20
  • 11/12/20

What happens at a meeting?

At each meeting all of the local charities nominated by our members will be placed in a hat, with three charities being randomly drawn in front of the group. When a charity is drawn, the member who nominated that charity will speak from the heart for 3-5 minutes on behalf of the organization. Members will vote on one of the three charities.The charity with the majority vote will be chosen. Each member writes a check for $100 made payable DIRECTLY to the chosen charity, which results in a group donation of potentially $10,000 (or more) in less than an hour by a group of 100 (or more) like-minded men making another difference in our community.

During the counting process, the previous quarters chosen charity will share how the past donation was utilized. 

**Only members in good standing can nominate, present, and vote. Committed/Good standing means the member has made their quarterly $100 donations since joining.

**If any issue (status, eligibility, etc) should ever arise, then the next highest voted charity will receive the quarterly donation.

What if I can not attend a meeting?

If a member cannot attend a quarterly event, please send check:

  1. With another member- Complete amount for $100 but leave "Pay to blank" for the charity to complete & write in "MEMO: 100 Men For Good".   Give it to a fellow member who will be going to the meeting.  Remember the check is written directly to charity not 100 Men for Good, leave PAY TO blank and will be completed after voting.
  2. Mail/Bill Pay to the Charity: After each quarterly meeting, we will email members providing the Charity information for mailing of check or providing link to pay online with credit card (if applicable based on nonprofit.  Please ensure you write in "MEMO:  100 Men For Good".   Please mail or process bill pay no later than on/before the Sunday after each Thursday meeting so charity receives the following week.

Can I bring a friend to a quarterly meeting?

Yes, we encourage members to invite others to join in our shared mission of Making A Difference in Our Community. Please encourage them to register on-line by Sunday before each meeting.

How does 100+ Men for Good communicate with its members?

The website will have the most up to date information. Members will also be emailed meeting reminders and relative news.

What do you do with my personal information?

We will sell your personal information to the highest bidder!

No,  just kidding!  But glad you are reading the FAQs.

Your personal information (including name, email address, address, phone number) is collected strictly for the purpose of keeping in contact with you. We 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. Each charity that receives a group donation must sign a Donation Acceptance Agreement whereby they agree NOT to use member names in future solicitations or share information with other charities/organizations.

What is a 501(c)(3)?

To be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3), and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual. In addition, it may not be an action organization, i.e., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates.
The exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3) are charitable, religious, educational, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition, and preventing cruelty to children or animals. The term charitable is used in its generally accepted legal sense and includes relief of the poor, the distressed, or the underprivileged; advancement of religion; advancement of education or science; erecting or maintaining public buildings, monuments, or works; lessening the burdens of government; lessening neighborhood tensions; eliminating prejudice and discrimination; defending human and civil rights secured by law; and combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency.
The organization must not be organized or operated for the benefit of private interests, and no part of a section 501(c)(3) organization's net earnings may inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual. If the organization engages in an excess benefit transaction with a person having substantial influence over the organization, an excise tax may be imposed on the person and any organization managers agreeing to the transaction.
See IRS website for further clarifications.

Who founded the group and who are the ambassadors?

Mike McHargue and Brian Smith co-founded the group. The 10 ambassadors are the men who share the common interest of "Making a Difference in Our Community."   These ambassadors reached out to friends to join in our collective effort of making a local impact.   In addition, the ambassadors serve as a steering team.  See "About" tab for ambassadors, and thank them.  


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