Many charities have been responding to the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey. Many will continue to respond over the coming months and years of recovery. One estimate is that 200,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed by the flood. Of these, 80% were not covered by flood insurance since most were not in a flood plain.
This fall’s Combined Federal Campaign will be run in a completely different way, the biggest changes in the federal charity drive in 30 years.
How will all this impact the CFC and your charity this fall?
For many CFC charities, deciding to re-apply is a deceptively difficult decision. One factor: as many as half the charities in last year's CFC may drop out because of the new fees.
When a disaster happens, what’s the best way to respond?
Today there are more than 1.1 million charities registered with the IRS. It’s great to have so many charities to support. But how do you decide which charities?
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 money and paying its staff? It’s actually not too hard to do quick research on most charities.
For the fifth straight year, donations to the Combined Federal Campaign declined last fall, to $177.8 million, an 8% decrease. Since 2010, the amount the CFC raises annually has fallen by more than a third, a loss of more than $100 million a year in donations.
The new rules for the Combined Federal Campaign will cause major changes in the CFC, especially how the campaign is run and paid for.
Americans give more than $1 billion a day to charities: $373 billion in 2015. This figure includes giving by individuals, corporations and foundations.