This fall’s Combined Federal Campaign (2017) will be run in a completely different way, the biggest change in the federal charity drive in 30 years. These big changes are why this year’s CFC is starting late and will run into January.
For donors, the biggest changes involve ways to cut the CFC’s costs. The local organizations that used to run the 126 local campaigns (mostly United Ways) will no longer do so. Instead there will be 37 regions, thus many fewer staff.