100 Men Who Care of Central Oregon–Operating Principles

Approved by the Board of Directors on 5/30/2017

Membership:

  • All members must participate in the quarterly donation—even if unable to attend a meeting and vote.
  • A member who misses more than one donation will be asked to resign from the group

Qualifying Organizations:

  • The organization must be a non-profit recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization (affiliated operations are generally acceptable).
  • The organization must have an office in Central Oregon, serving the communities of Deschutes, Crook and/or Jefferson counties.
  • The following are ineligible for funding: religious groups promoting religious activities, political organizations, organizations operating to support a single individual, organizations with a non-charitable purpose, and organizations that discriminate against individuals on the basis of creed, color, sexual orientation, age, gender, national origin, or veteran status.
  • The organization must agree not to create, sell, or distribute a list with our members’ contact information, and agree not to solicit our members directly for further contributions.
  • An organization not selected at one meeting will remain eligible for re-nomination at subsequent meetings. However, if an organization pitches at two meetings without being selected as our quarterly recipient, that organization is ineligible for re-nomination for one year.
  • An organization that receives funds from 100 Men is not eligible for future consideration for one year.
  • The organization must agree to provide individual donation acknowledgement letters/tax receipts directly to contributing members.

Voting:

  • Voting will take place by secret ballot and simple plurality wins.
  • Ties will be decided by a runoff vote. If a tie persists following the runoff, the donation will be split between the two organizations.