Charity Choices

A Resource for Donors

About Charitable Giving

Today there are more than 1.1 million charities registered with the IRS.  It’s great to have so many charities to support....
Americans give more than $1 billion a day to charities: $390 billion in 2016. This figure includes giving by individuals,...

Charity Stories

"You can die of dehydration in three days.  Clean water is not a convenience."

Charitable Giving Tips

When a disaster happens, what’s the best way to respond?
With all the charity horror stories in the news, how do you know if a charity is a scam or spends a huge amount of its donations on raising...

About the CFC

The new rules for the Combined Federal Campaign will cause major changes in the CFC, especially how the campaign is run and paid for.

As the CFC works to fix the many problems with last year’s campaign, it appears to be on schedule to get this fall’s campaign started on time

 

           The 2018 CFC fall campaign is far ahead of last year’s campaign schedule, a good sign that this year’s CFC will be much more successful.  Last year’s campaign plummeted nearly 40%, a loss of more than $65 million for charities.  One key reason: the campaign started far later than normal. 

New CFC rules will finally be implemented in 2017

Obama expected to issue executive order allowing retirees to be part of the campaign

            More than 3½ years after they were proposed, the new rules for the federal charity drive will go into effect for the next campaign, starting in 2017. The rules were finalized in 2014 but implementation was postponed in 2015 and 2016.  The rules call for profound changes in the CFC, one reason they have taken a long time to implement.