You Can Do It, Federal Employees! Break Your Own CFC Giving Record!

“With some 25,000 participating charities, the CFC is the world’s largest and most successful workplace charitable drive.
Last year Federal workers and military personnel pledged over $283 million dollars, setting a new CFC record. Donations to the CFC change lives and bring relief and hope to thousands of communities and millions of Americans.

I’ve always said that Federal employees are big-hearted people. Nothing demonstrates that caring spirit better than the CFC. Year after year, Federal workers across the nation and around the world show remarkable generosity. In these challenging economic times, it is more important than ever to open our hearts –and our wallets –to extend a helping hand.

Federal civil servants never shrink from a challenge. This year, with so many in need, let’s show the American people what the men and women of the Federal government can do when we work together on a common cause. We’ve had seven consecutive years of pledge increases and record-setting annual CFC donations. Let’s make 2010 our next record-setting year!”

Those are the words from John Berry in his 2010 CFC Letter (embedded below), which kicked off this year’s campaign on September 1.

Last year, CFC of the National Capital area blogged about campaign activities in agencies across the Washington metropolitan area, and they have already posted a message about this year’s goals:

What Do Lunch Trays, Mosquito Nets and Mountain Climbing Have in Common?

Be sure to check out that blog post. In addition, GovLoop has created a special group for campaign volunteers:

CFC Rockstar Volunteers Group

Our hope is that you can use this group to ask questions of each other, share tips and tricks, and inspire one another along to another record-breaking year!

Let us know how else we can help you to get the word out and spread the gov’t love!

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Kevin Carter

Some colleagues of mine and I are planning on donating our 2011 “across-the-board” (1.4%) increase this year as part of an effort to raise awareness of Federal employees’ generosity and our commitment to fiscal responsibility.

We’re looking to start a non-profit that will exist solely to leverage current interest in Federal employee salaries into a source for good. We will promote charitable giving, encourage signing of a pledge, and track the amount of funds donated from general schedule increases. The key to our efforts will be awareness: among the media, within the public, and inside agencies.

We believe that many people would like to donate, but are unsure how much is appropriate, or expected. Basing donations off of an easy to calculate percent will make giving easier and hopefully, more prevalent.

Of course, CFC will be the charity of choice that we recommend.

We’re in the early stages of this and would love some feedback. The upload function isn’t working on this page, but I’d happily share our initial plans and documents.

Terrence (Terry) Hill PHR

I agree with Kevin that 1.4% is an admirable goals. I generally try to donate this much every year. The hardest part of this campaign is picking a worthy charity. There are just too many to choose from!

If you get a copy of the annual “tear-jerker” video, please post it.

We need to figure out how to get more employees involved, especially the new millenials, without pressuring them.

Combined Federal Campaign

Thanks for the shout out! The CFCNCA kicked off its 2010 campaign yesterday at the Leadership Conference, and we were thrilled to see so much excitement and energy. Thanks again Andy.

Terry – the videos are posted here: Looking forward to hearing about your campaign achievements and successes. Cheers!

Combined Federal Campaign

CFCNCA is making news. Check out our coverage.

Washington Post
Area’s Combined Federal Campaign sets $67 million goal

Federal News Radio
CFC NCA sets goal at $67 million dollars

Federal Times
D.C.-area CFC boosts online presence as campaign begins

Government Executive
Federal fundraising drive aims to build on last year’s success

Washington-area charity drive tries for another record-setting year

Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area Announces $67 Million Goal for People and Communities in Need

2010 Combined Federal Campaign Letter from John Berry