Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) guru Bill Huddleston tells how nonprofits can raise money from federal employees in just eight great points:
1. Why should I bother to read this article about the Combined Federal Campaign?
- Because it's easy to register the first time, and after that it's really easy to renew your registration
- Because if it were a foundation it would be the 10th largest foundation in the United States
- Because your small local nonprofit can raise reliable unrestricted money . . . CFC doesn't work only for large or well-known organizations
- Because in terms of time to dollars it's one of the most leveraged fundraising vehicles.
2. Okay, you've got my attention. What is the Combined Federal Campaign?
CFC is the workplace giving (payroll deduction) program for employees of the U.S. federal government. If you are enrolled with CFC, any of the four million federal employees and military personnel can easily pledge to your organization. CFC is the only vehicle open to these employees.
3. How much can our nonprofit expect to generate from federal employees?