The Funds are trying to help local charities respond to the broad range of needs caused by the pandemic.
Nearly every charity in the country has been affected by the pandemic, even if they’re not directly responding to it.
Now is the time to review your CFC description
As CFC charities are getting their 2020 campaign acceptances, now is the time to look closely at your CFC description. You can change your description when you pay the CFC’s “listing fee,” after you receive your acceptance.
In the past, you wanted to write as compelling a case as you could about your work and why it’s important…in 25 words.
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.
This fall’s CFC campaign will be starting about a month later than normal and run into early January for the first time. The official start date is October 2. The actual start date in at least some of the CFC’s 37 regions may be later than this. Normally the campaign starts right after Labor Day.
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.