A First Reaction to the New CFC Regs

The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that the United Way of America is now talking openly of asking Congress to block the proposed CFC regulations, published just today. .

http://philanthropy.com/article/United-Way-May-Urge-Congress/145995/

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The New Regs are Out

https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2014-08574.pdf

Naturally, we’ll be doing an analysis. Stay tuned.

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2013 CFC Pledge Total: $209.6 Million

All CFC zone administrators have now reported pledges for the 2013 campaign. The total stands at $209,649,856, down 18.8% from the 2012 CFC. Continue reading

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Latest CFC Pledge Numbers Show Campaign Dropped 19%

Updated March 31, 2014. The 2013 Combined Federal Campaign dropped 19% in comparison to 2012, figures published by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) now show.  The pledge figures are found on the section of the OPM website that deals with the CFC.

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CFC Appears to Have Dropped about 18%

The 2013 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) pledges appear to have dropped about 18% in comparison with pledge totals from the 2012 campaign. Our estimate is based on reports from 55 local administrative zones including 19 zones with pledges over $1 million. Continue reading

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It’s Not Just About Money: People Are Giving Less Time

On the heels of news that donations were down last year in the Combined Federal Campaign and the United Way, we learned last week that people are also volunteering less. Continue reading

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Declining Pledges: It’s Not Just the CFC

In case you hadn’t heard, it looks like a bad year for the CFC. Although the official results are still being tallied, all available information indicates that pledges to the 2013 CFC were down significantly from 2012.

According to this article in Nonprofit Quarterly, it’s not just the CFC. Many local United Way campaigns are suffering as well. Continue reading

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What We’re Seeing in the New CFC Regs: How Federations Collect Their Fees

This is the third in a series of posts looking at OPM’s draft of the final CFC regulations, published by the Federal Times earlier this month. OPM has not officially released this draft. Find links to our earlier posts on this topic at the bottom of this page.

Today we’re discussing what the new regs say about how federations collect their fees from member charities. Continue reading

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What We’re Seeing in the New Regs: Charity Fees

This is the second in a series of posts looking at OPM’s draft of the final CFC regulations, published by the Federal Times earlier this week. OPM has not officially released this draft. Read our first post here.

According to this draft, two fees – possibly three – will be charged to charities participating in the CFC. Continue reading

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What We’re Seeing in the New CFC Regs: Campaign Administration

As we reported in yesterday’s post, the Federal Times has published OPM’s draft of the final regulations for the CFC, which will take effect for the 2015 campaign. We promised further analysis. Because there are so many changes – including some big ones – we’ll look at one area at a time, comparing existing regulations with the proposed new ones. Continue reading

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