Thank you for choosing to Show Some Love and participate in the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Your work empowers and inspires the generosity of the Federal community, and together we can have an even greater impact.
The CFC is one of the largest and most successful annual workplace campaigns, raising millions of dollars each year for organizations like yours. As the only authorized charitable solicitation of employees in the Federal workplace, the CFC offers access to a critical source of unrestricted funds for participating nonprofits and an inexpensive way to attract new donors.
Information shared by your organization educates donors and helps them understand the importance of the CFC to participating charities. We look forward to working with you to attend campaign events and hope the following information is helpful as you plan for the upcoming campaign.
For all questions regarding charity outreach, please submit your questions to the Help Desk by clicking here and using "Submit Request" option.
To receive invitations to CFC events in this zone please review the event guidelines below and register here.
- Campaign Managers schedule events and request charity participation.
- CFCVBA staff randomly select charities for event participation.
- Selected charities receive requests, via email, to participate at the event.
- CFCVBA staff provide detailed information about the event to selected charities.
- The events are popular during campaign kickoff presentations, and various keyworker trainings as well as other charitable events.
- The program allows charities to engage with prospective donors.
RULES FOR EVENT PARTICIPATION
Throughout the campaign, charities may have an opportunity to meet directly with campaign leaders and Federal employees. As you pursue these opportunities through charity fairs and speaking engagements, follow the guidelines set forth by the CFC to help make the most of your time with these potential donors.
- Charity representatives participating in CFC events should:
- Sign event authorization forms with all zones in which they plan to attend campaign functions.
- Attend only events to which the organization has been invited.
- Promote overall participation in the campaign, not only their organization, especially at speaking events.
- Greet, receive, and thank all people with respect, dignity, and enthusiasm.
- Use only the display area allotted, understanding that it may be necessary to share table space with other organizations.
- Follow all instructions provided by event organizers.
- Dress and act in a professional manner.
- The sale of promotional items or collection of names or funds at CFC events is strictly prohibited. Promotional items of nominal value may be distributed.
2017 CHARITY MATERIALS
Charity Program Guidelines
These guidelines have been set forth to administer the CFC fairly and equitably for all charities within the campaign. Before attending and/or speaking at any campaign events or any associated activity, a leader from your organization must carefully read, sign, and return this form.
- We understand that we are at a CFC event; therefore, fundraising and collecting names is prohibited.
- At any event, promotional items of nominal value may be distributed; however, the sale of items is strictly prohibited. Our representatives will check with department or agency sponsors before engaging in raffles or gaming.
- We understand that when we are at a CFC event, we represent not only our organization, but all charities in the campaign, and will abide by CFC regulations 5 CFR Part §950, OPM instructions, and Federal department and agency ethics guidelines.
- Our organization has representatives who are willing and able to enter United States government facilities to attend charity fairs.
- If someone from our organization agrees to attend a campaign event, the representative will arrive on time and with appropriate photo identification(s) issued by a valid government agency (driver’s license, U.S. passport, or other). Note: At times, certain state identification cards such as driver’s licenses have been deemed unacceptable for entrance into Federal government facilities. Please check in advance to ensure your state’s licensing program meeting Federal standards. Otherwise, an alternate form of identification will be required, such as a U.S. passport. Some facilities may require two forms of ID.
- If unable to attend (after confirming their participation), the representative will inform the CFC and the department or agency organizer as soon as possible.
- Representatives will provide customer service in a professional manner and will greet, receive, and thank all attendees with equal respect, dignity, and enthusiasm.
- Representatives will only attend events in which they have RSVP’d and have a confirmation.
- We will use only the allotted display area and understand that we may have to share table space with other charities.
- We will attend all CFC events in professional attire (e.g., no shorts, flip-flops, etc.).
- We will inform CFC officials immediately about any significant problems encountered or any changes in our contact information.
- We will ensure that any staffers attending campaign events know of the CFC Charity Outreach Program requirements.
- We will only register one representative per event and understand that multiple registrations from the same organizations will be