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Idealist.org is a great resource, please help keep it alive! Thanks!

Posted on February 2, 2010. Filed under: 1 |

Idealist.org is a great resource to the entire non-profit sector, please give at least a little to help it survive. Thanks!

I need your help to save Idealist.org
Monday, February 1, 2010 5:28 PM
Dear Bill:

You know how sometimes in life you go through a bad moment, and when
your friends hear about it later, they say, “Why didn’t you say
something? Why didn’t you ask? We would have helped.”

That’s where Idealist is now, and I am writing to ask for your help.

Very briefly, here’s what happened. Over the past ten years, most of
our funding has come from the small fees we charge organizations for
posting their jobs on Idealist. By September 2008, after years of
steady growth, these little drops were covering 70% of our budget.

Then, in October of that year, the financial crisis exploded, many
organizations understandably froze their hiring, and from one week to
the next our earned income was cut almost in half.

That was 16 months ago, and since then we’ve survived on faith and
fumes, by cutting expenses, and by getting a few large gifts from new
and old friends. But now we are about to hit a wall, and this is why I
am reaching out to you.

If over the past 15 years Idealist has helped you or a friend find a
job, an internship or a volunteer opportunity; connect with a person,
an idea or a resource; or just feel inspired for a moment, now we need
your help. I wouldn’t be asking, and not like this, if this were not a
critical time.

There are two ways you can help. First, if you can, please make a
donation at:

http://www.idealist.org/donate

Some people in this community are not in a position to contribute
right now, so if you are, please give as generously as you can. Thank you!

Second, please spread the word about this appeal by sharing this
message with friends and colleagues who may have benefited from
Idealist over the years. Since 1995 Idealist has touched hundreds of
thousands of lives. If in the next week or two we can reach everyone
who’d give us a hand if they knew we are in trouble, I believe we’ll
come out of this crisis even stronger than before.

I believe this because while this has been a tough stretch, I’ve never
been more optimistic about the future. The content on Idealist has
never been richer, our traffic is surging, we are building a whole new
Idealist.org that will be released later this year, and the potential
for connecting people, ideas, and resources around the world has never
been more urgent or more exciting.

Your contribution will allow us to maintain all our services
(summarized below), and it will also give us some time to diversify
our funding. Being able to breathe, recover, and plan ahead for a few
months will be an incredible blessing.

Thanks so much for your support. Idealist has always been a
community-driven site, and we can’t do this work without you.

Thank you!

Ami Dar
Executive Director
http://www.idealist.org/donate

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Growing the Pie – The GROWTH System of Fundraising

Posted on November 6, 2009. Filed under: 1 |

The post below is a chapter from my book on using the CFC as one of the revenue streams for your non-profit. It is longer than most blog posts, and I will be glad to send you the 5 page .pdf of it if you request it via a comment in the blog, or by simply sending me an e-mail at BillHuddleston@verizon.net. This is the pre-publication version of the chapter, and I welcome any suggestions or comments. Thanks!

“Growing the Pie”
How to Use the GROWTH™ System of Non-profit Fundraising to Increase Unrestricted Funds
by Bill Huddleston
The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give.
— Walt Whitman, poet (1819-1892)

The word philanthropy has its roots in the Greek language meaning “love for mankind.” It was never meant to apply only to donors of thousands or millions of dollars.
— Arthur Frantzre

The GROWTH System of Fundraising is not a get rich quick scheme for non-profits, but if you follow the steps in the GROWTH System of Fundraising, you will end up with reliable streams of income for your non-profit, and in a manner that reduces the risk to your non-profit. The GROWTH method also uses the principles of leverage, which in this case has the effect of reducing the risk to your non-profit.
The term GROWTH is an acronym and stands for:
Group and Growing the Pie
unRestricted
Open
Workplace giving
Thank You
Habitual
By using the GROWTH method, your non-profit will benefit from:
● The power of groups.
● Monies raised will be unrestricted.
● You will not be constrained by some “expert” opinion about the value of your non-profit’s mission.
● You will participate in the most donor friendly method of donating to non-profits: workplace giving by designation and through payroll deduction.
● You will learn how to “grow givers” and how to “grow the pie” by promoting and recognizing giving as a positive habit for your non-profit and your supporters.
Fallacy of Focusing Only on the “Biggest”
Bill and Melinda Gates are two of the most generous people the world has ever seen, and I absolutely commend them and say “thank you” to them for their generosity and the good works that are performed through the Gates Foundation.
I do think that we as a society pay too much attention to the monies donated at the top of the giving pyramid, and not enough attention to the contributions millions of Americans make every day, including not just financial contributions, but contributions of time, energy, and brain power as well.
As generous as Bill and Melinda Gates are, I am willing to predict that you will never see them walking up your neighbor’s sidewalk delivering for Meals on Wheels, even if you live in the Seattle area. Rather, there are thousands of volunteers across the country who do see that people who are unable to prepare a meal receive at least one nutritional meal a day.
In The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations, James Surowiecki describes the phenomenon that is created when a large group of people are asked to solve a particular problem—they come up with a better answer than any one individual alone does. According to Surowiecki, there are certain conditions that must be in place, including: diversity of opinion; independence; decentralization; and a means of aggregation.
These characteristics actually describe the nature of donations made through CFC campaigns, using the dollars donated as a proxy for a “vote.” There is a wide diversity of choices, and Federal public servants can support the CFC charities that they most identify with. CFC donors are free to support whatever charities they wish, and there are extensive safeguards in place to prevent any hint of coercion. The CFC is a decentralized program; there are hundreds of individual CFC campaigns in every CFC region, rather than “one big campaign.” Adding up the totals at the end of the campaign provides a mechanism of aggregating the support received.
By using the GROWTH System of Fundraising you expand your non-profit’s reach, you develop a revenue stream that produces unrestricted funds, and you do this all while decreasing the risk to your non-profit.
What do I mean by “decreasing the risk” to your non-profit? Here is a simple example. Let’s say that one of your major annual fundraising events is a special dinner, which can be a wonderful way to raise money and provide for recognition of donors and volunteers.
Special events do carry with them significant risks:
● The location (hotel or banquet hall) needs to be paid, regardless of whether you get the attendance you want.
● Weather can have a negative impact. If it’s an outdoor event it can rain or be stifling hot, or it can snow, depending upon the time of year, all of which serve to keep people away.
● A power failure affecting the hotel or the entire neighborhood.
● Competing events you were unaware of when the event was planned.
I am certainly not saying “do not hold a fundraising dinner,” special auction, benefit concert, or other event, because they can be great events, are lots of fun for participants and volunteers, and can produce serious revenue and recognition for your organization. I just want you to be aware of the risks that they entail. (Do make sure you get event insurance for any large special event).
I do want you to consider developing the CFC as one of the revenue streams for your non-profit, if it makes sense for your non-profit and if it makes sense in your region of the country.
If you are a small national or international non-profit, the CFC can dramatically increase your leverage, if you have a mission that you believe will resonate with the Federal workforce. This is because as a national or international charity, with one application you are automatically in the more than 250 CFCs that exist in both the United States and around the world. There is a CFC anywhere the U.S. has a significant Federal presence, including in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Compared to the risks outlined above about special events, consider the benefits of a CFC campaign:

GROWTH™ System of Fundraising
CFC Campaign Benefits for CFC Non-profits
● There are minimal upfront costs (other than items you choose to provide at charity fairs; at a minimum this would include additional brochures).

● The CFC solicitations are done on behalf of all CFC charities, by Federal public servants who have volunteered to be “CFC Keyworkers.” Your staff is not tied up with making solicitations. This is the power of the Group in the GROWTH System.

● By focusing on the multiple benefits that participating in the CFC provides to all non-profits, it has the effect of “Growing the Pie.” The G in the GROWTH System stands for both Grow The Pie and Group.

● Funds received are Unrestricted, and if you’re new to the non-profit world, the formula is: Unrestricted Funds = Twice as Valuable as Restricted Funds. This is the R for unRestricted in the GROWTH System.

● The CFC is an Open system, which means that if you meet the eligibility requirements, you are enrolled in the system. No one is saying “We have too many of X type of charities, we are not letting anyone else in.” This is the O in the GROWTH System.

● Workplace giving is where donors are grown, and the CFC is by far the most donor friendly means in the world of donating to charities that the Federal CFC donor cares about (when the charity participates in the CFC). Participating in workplace giving does not take away from any other means of fundraising, and in fact, provides a “nursery to grow donors.”
● Workplace giving also has the advantage that, since the solicitations take place by peers, during the workday, there are no calendar conflicts, such as those that can happen with special events.

● Workplace giving provides your non-profit with extensive leverage. Every fall, there are literally thousands of CFC volunteers helping to raise money for all of the CFC non-profits.

● “Thank Yous.” In the GROWTH System, the multitude of stakeholders who actually produce benefits for your non-profit are identified, and inexpensive and effective ways of saying ”thank you” are shown to you and your non-profit. “Thank yous” are the T in the GROWTH System.

● By using the GROWTH System, your non-profit will learn the habits of workplace giving and how to grow donors and other resources for your non-profit. Habits can either be good or bad; the H in the GROWTH System shows you how to develop good habits for donor cultivation and success in the CFC.

More information about the CFC is available at the http://www.cfcfundraising.com website. Please go there and request your copy of my special report on the CFC – Subsidized, Low-Risk, High Leverage Non-profit Fundraising.

“Growing the Pie”
Copyright 2010, Bill Huddleston, All Rights Reserved

I welcome any comments or suggestions on how to improve this chapter, including any success stories about your non-profit’s experience with the CFC. Please send them to BillHuddleston@verizon.net. Thanks!

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How Many Volunteers Can Dance on the Point of a Needle?

Posted on October 21, 2009. Filed under: 1 |

The discussion about “What is a volunteer” resurfaces every few months in the non-profit sector. Here’s my take on it:

What is a volunteer? Kernerman English Learner’s Dictionary offers the best on-line definition according to the Friends of the Reston (VA) Library Association:

Volunteer – to offer oneself for a particular task, of one’s own free will

Notice that it doesn’t indicate whether or not there is any compensation involved. The example of “How many angels can dance of the point of a needle?” which may be an interesting math problem, is usually used as an indication of good brain power being used in not the most productive ways. (I plead guilty to participating as well).

There are multiple definitions of the word volunteer, sometimes meaning absolutely no compensation, and sometimes meaning taking on an additional project or assignment, while continuing to be paid at the same base salary.

Why does this matter? It doesn’t! Other words have multiple definitions, is the non-profit community so set upon lexicographical purity that it can’t stand a word and world with multiple definitions? That doesn’t sound like the non-profit world I’m familiar with.

Depending upon the business model of a non-profit, they may be able to use unpaid volunteers or paid volunteers, licensed professionals, or some combination of all:

* The prototypical example of someone serving meals at a soup kitchen.

* For youth sports organizations, many of them waive the registration fee for the child participant if the parent volunteers to be the coach. Is the coach being “compensated” or “volunteering?” BTW, I’ve never seen a non-parent coach in this type or organization, so the $100 bucks waived as the fee is certainly not viewed as “market-rate” compensation by others.

* Professional Medical volunteers – the free clinic may have men and women who volunteer to serve their populations, but they still need to be licensed doctors and nurses in order to actually deliver the services.

* Workplace giving volunteers – The employees who plan, organize, and solicit their colleagues are paid there usual salary, but they have volunteered to take on this additional assignment. BTW, if your non-profit has a small shop development office, there is no greater leverage available than workplace giving as a means of increasing your development staff.

* Corporate volunteers in schools – The Fairfax, Virginia school system has a number of partnerships with companies and other organizations that send volunteers to a particular school once a week, or bi-weekly. One example is that the Capital One headquarters is a few miles away from a Title I school and their volunteers come for an hour a week, so the employees are away from their desk for about 2 hours. According to the purists on this discussion, they would not be considered volunteers because they’re being paid. If you ask the students or the school principal, you’ll get a different answer.

Regards,

Bill Huddleston
CFC = Combined Federal Campaign
Workplace giving is subsidized, high Leverage, low Risk non-profit fundraising.

Blog: http://www.cfctreasures.wordpress.com
http://www.cfcfundraising.com

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Feds Ahead of Leading Edge Foundations by 48 Years – CFC

Posted on September 20, 2009. Filed under: 1 |

On the Harvard Business.org blog there’s an interesting post about the steps the Boston Foundation and the Greater Atlanta Foundation have taken to grant – making. They’re making the monies unrestricted, and are removing articificial time limits. Kudos on both steps, here’s my comment from that blog:

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) News Flash
Federal Govermment 48 Years Ahead of the Boston Foundation & the Greater Atlanta Community Foundation!

Kudos to them for switching to unrestricted grants without artificial time limits. In the interest of historical accuracy, I would like to point out that the Federal Government’s workplace giving program, the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the largest source of unrestricted monies for non-profits in the world — $1 billion over the past five years. The original Executive Order that created the CFC was signed by President John F. Kennedy in March, 1961.

Here are some other myths about the CFC:

1. Myth: It is hard to get into to the CFC.

Fact : 94% of nonprofits that apply are admitted.

The CFC actually has an “open admissions” program. If you meet the criteria, your non-profit is in. The acceptance rate is 94%, and in general the 6% that don’t get in are the ones that don’t follow the directions. There are exceptions to this, and for non-profits that don’t get in, but believe that they should, there is an appeals process.

What is the appeals process at the foundations where you’ve applied for grants, if you are unsuccessful?

2. Myth: The CFC doesn’t raise significant money.

Fact: $1 Billion Dollars of Unrestricted funds in the past 5 years.

In the past five years, CFC donors have contributed more than $5 billion dollars to thousands of local, national, and international non-profits. CFC monies are unrestricted, reliable and predictable.

3. Myth: The only place that has Federal employees is Washington, D.C.

Fact: 89% of Federal employees live outside of the Washington, DC region.

The National Capital area CFC is the largest CFC, but there more than 250 regional CFCs, and 40 of these raise more than $1 million annually in their region.

4. Myth: The CFC is only for the “big guys” (National Nonprofits).

Fact: 40% of the funds raised go to local nonprofits

5. Myth: There’s a lot of red tape.

Fact:: No more than any grant application, much less on the “back end.”

The regulations were substantially streamlined in 2006, so even if this was the case before, things have changed.

There is ZERO RED TAPE for the non-profit after the funds are received — (not bad for a government program!)

6. Myth: Some “expert” is going to decide if our non-profit gets any money.

Fact: More than 90% of the funds are designated to specific charities.

The ones deciding who receives the funds are your supporters who are Federal employees who choose to donate through the CFC.

7. Myth: CFC Donors are fickle

Fact: Most CFC donors are multi-year donors.

How many ten year grants have you gotten from foundations that support your organization?
Regards,

Bill Huddleston, The CFC Coach
Dedicated to helping non-profits make the world a better place.

Blog: http://www.cfctreasures.wordpress.com
http://www.cfcfundraising.com

– Posted by Bill Huddleston
September 20, 2009 7:24 PM

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Charity Fairs as Informal Job Fairs

Posted on September 17, 2009. Filed under: 1 |

Insider tip for Job Seekers:
My particular expertise is the Combined Federal Campaign, and here’s one tip for those seeking to change jobs – a CFC charity fair is like a job fair without resumes. There are 5-30 tables staffed with knowledgeable people about their particular non-profit. There will be some slack time and you will have the chance to network among the other invited non-profits. You can get a feel for the organization and whether or not it’s something that would be a good fit for you or not.

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Charity Fairs as Informal Job Fairs

Posted on September 17, 2009. Filed under: 1 |

Insider tip for Job Seekers:
My particular expertise is the Combined Federal Campaign, and here’s one tip for those seeking to change jobs – a CFC charity fair is like a job fair without resumes. There are 5-30 tables staffed with knowledgeable people about their particular non-profit. There will be some slack time and you will have the chance to network among the other invited non-profits. You can get a feel for the organization and whether or not it’s something that would be a good fit for you or not.

CFC Campaigns run from September 1st through December 15th and there are thousands of charity fairs that are planned right now. If you have the chance, attend one of them in your area.

Regards,
Bill Huddleston

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Geography Matters and Is Personal

Posted on August 7, 2009. Filed under: 1 |

On Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog she has a post about
“The albino squirrel and the investor: aka the problem with donors”
The link is here:

http://www.nonprofitmarketingblog.com/

Geography Matters and Is Personal

That’s the concept that seems to be missing from these discussions about “high impact philanthropy” as if there is a “rational market based philanthropy fund” into which any willing donor pours their money, and they get back the “most improved” community. Sounds great, but the only problem is that it doesn’t exist.

One element is just as you described, the personal element, and a component of that is geography. There are probably albino squirrels in Oregon, but you don’t care about them, you care about the one on your block. Why? Because that’s where you live, or it’s a place that you have an association with and care about. It’s this personal connection aspect that seems to be missing from the discussions about “high impact” philanthropy.

Obviously in a given area, if there are two non-profits with similar missions, the one that does a better job will hopefully attract more support. But what if that’s not the case, what if the donor’s decision is about supporting a non-profit in Anacostia (low income section of Washington, D.C.) or picking a random county from the “100 poorest counties in the US” list? My prediction is that most donors will choose to give to the non-profit located in the area that they have a connection to, wherever that may be.

Regards,
Bill Huddleston
http://www.cfcfundraising.com

P.S. CFC = Combined Federal Campaign, CFC donors are multi-year donors, and if the CFC were a foundation, it would be the 10th largest foundation in the US.

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Try it from your supporter’s perspective

Posted on August 6, 2009. Filed under: 1 |

Nancy Schwartz has a good post on her blog, http://www.gettingattention.org, about “Put Yourself in the Shoes of Your Member/User/Donor — Just for a Minute.”

She’s going through the process of changing e-mail service providers, and has some very salient points about how important the “tiny steps” can be when you’re actually changing processes, or implementing new technology. You need to try things from your donor/client/customer’s point to see if what you think happens, actually does happen.

Here’s the link to the story: http://www.gettingattention.org/my_weblog/2009/08/put-yourself-in-the-shoes-of-your-memberuserdonor.html

Regards,
Bill

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Open Letter to Colorado Springs Non-Profit Gathering

Posted on July 28, 2009. Filed under: 1 |

Open Letter to Colorado Spring’s Nonprofit Summit
July 2009

Dear Attendees at the Colorado Springs Non-profit Summit:

The conveners have asked for input, so here are my top seven issues for your consideration, discussion and action:

1. Non-profits have done a spectacularly lousy job of explaining themselves to the American public.

Modern societies need three components to function: government, businesses, and non-profits. Non-profits are the glue that holds society together, and while in the USA we have a market economy, our society is bigger than the economy. Non-profits are inherently different than businesses. Governments are inherently different than businesses. Here is a diagram showing the fundamental difference between businesses and non-profits. It is astounding how many non-profit leaders (and political leaders) don’t do a better job of communicating to the American public about the value of all three components of society, all of which are critical.

Business Organization Non-profit Organization

DIAGRAM

The fundamental difference is that in the business example, the provider of the funds is also the direct recipient of the benefits of goods and/or services provided, e.g. customers. On its face, the diagram on the right is more complex than the one on the left, and this is what non-profit leaders have done a poor job of communicating to the American public.

Warren Buffet’s Gift to the Entire Non-profit Sector

When Warren Buffet pledged his $30 billion gift to the Gates Foundation, he also gave a gift to every non-profit in America, if they are smart enough to recognize it. Here is the world’s best known financial genius of the market based economy, saying that the non-profit sector is too complex for him to figure out the best use of his money – so he’s going to give it to his good friends Bill & Melinda Gates, so that they and the Gates Foundation professional staff can make sure the money does the most good! This is terrific, both for the Gates Foundation and for the entire non-profit sector, because it makes the case in way that no one else could, that the non-profit world is not simple, and it’s not easy to make sure that any donor’s money is used in the best way possible. I have yet to say any non-profit leader use this stunning example as an illustration of the fact that the non-profit world is complex, and it takes, brains, talent, dedication and plain hard work to for a non-profit to be successful.

2. The question: “Are there too many non-profits?” is a weak question, and answering it only produces thousands of pages of reports and no real change.

A better question is: “Have we solved all the problems that need solving?”

Until the answer to that question is yes, then the answer to “Are there too many profits” is: “ No, we don’t have enough of the right non-profits!”

This is similar to the question: Are there enough restaurants?

The answer to that depends where you live, and what you want to eat. In some places the answer is yes, some places no.

Even if you decide the answer is “Yes, there are too many non-profits” there is no mechanism to force a change, and just like the restaurant example, if a particular non-profit does not get enough traffic (e.g. donors and patrons), it will fail, regardless of how good the chef was.

3. Scalabity is a false idol.

Recognize the fact that we live in a complex world, and some non-profits need to be big in order to accomplish their mission. Other non-profits do not need to be big in order to be successful, and in fact, would fail if they were a different size.

Here’s one example, in Annandale, Virginia there is an award winning non-profit pre-school, which has been part of the community for 40 years. It is located in a church where it uses the Sunday school classrooms during the week (it is a secular school, completely separate from the church). This pre-school has an enrollment of about fifty 2-5 year olds, which with a little fluctuation is the size it will always be – the church is not going to build and additional wing, and after 3 years, the current students graduate. This school, as long as it is in existence, will have between 40 and 60 students, and it provides a great, award winning benefit to the community. The leaders there don’t spend one minute thinking “How can we scale up?” nor should they.

4. Stop the whining! There are way too many non-profit leaders and professionals saying ‘We don’t have a seat at the government table – why not, don’t they know we’re crucial?”

More than 150 years ago, Frederick Douglas got it right when he said:

“The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”

In terms of gaining a rightful place at the governmental table, Richard Egger’s V3 campaign is one that tackles this issue head on. (www.V3campaign.org – Voice, Value, Votes). He realizes that the only thing that political leaders understand is power, and until the non-profit sector learns how to work together and exercise its collective influence (which is considerable) it will never get a place at the table. So stop whining, and start acting – see the V3 website on how to do this.

5. Don’t forget the power of ordinary individuals achieving extraordinary results.

The non-profit sector suffers from the same “star CEO mentality” that has captured the business world, and the articles that get promoted are about the star CEOs, or the Top 50 Donors, etc. As many of you know, my expertise is workplace giving, especially the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). While the big donors are getting the attention, more than 1 million Federal public servants collectively donate millions of dollars each year, ($1 billion over the past five) and this money is unrestricted, reliable and predictable. Of this, more than half are never thanked for their contribution and the volunteers that do the actual solicitations for thousands of non-profits are almost never thanked.

One non-profit that does thank both their anonymous donors and the CFC campaign volunteers is Martha’s Table in Washington, D.C. If you want to see how to do this right, take a look at the workplace giving section of their website.

Ordinary people working together achieving extraordinary results is what America has always been about, and it’s time to realize that the myth of the “rugged individualist” is just that – a myth. Celebrate the actions of people working together to make a difference, even if they don’t get the headlines.

6. Trends in the non-profit sector – Baby Boomers aren’t going to go away.

The baby boom generation cohort has redefined our society at every age, from elementary school to Woodstock to today. They may change jobs, change careers, go to some mixture of independent consulting and “regular job” but they are not going to retire at 65 to go sit on a rocking chair and do nothing. Get used to having a very diverse workforce, including age diverse.
Whether for career changers or emerging leaders, workplace giving can provide ideal “practice fields” for developing one’s leadership skills, which is just one of its benefits beyond just raising money.

7. The Philanthropist TV show should be supported.

This is an incredible opportunity and benefit to the entire non-profit sector. THERE IS A PRIME TIME TV SHOW DEALING WITH NON-PROFIT ISSUES! This is great! Don’t miss the forest for the trees, and I don’t care whether or not you think “it’s not an accurate portrayal of the difficulties that non-profit professionals face.” It is entertainment and it will generate interest and conversation about non-profits! Believe me; you don’t want to be hosting the panel 3 years from now “What could non-profits have done better to have kept The Philanthropist from being canceled.”

Here’s what you can do now, and have your supporters do the same:
Contact Angela Bromstad, President of NBC Primetime Entertainment, and tell her that you’re a fan and want the show picked up for next season. Then e-mail Tom Fontana, co-creator and writer at TomFontana@gmail.com and tell him that you’ve sent the message of support to NBC.

Regards,

Bill Huddleston

Huddleston Consulting Group
BillHuddleston@verizon.net
http://www.cfcfundraising.com
703-560-1825
Blog:www.cfctreasures.wordpress.com

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CFC Fundraising Grew in 2008

Posted on July 2, 2009. Filed under: 1 | Tags: , , |

The Combined Federal Campaign just released the results from the 2008 non-profit fundraising campaign. The total amount pledged by Federal public servants to thousands of local, national and international non-profits was $275,898,756 which was a 1% increase over the 2007 total of $273,271,290.

The CFC is one of the few fundraising resources that did not report dramatic declines during the fall’s economic pressures.

Want to learn more about the world’s largest workplace giving campaign?
$1 billion of unrestricted funds over the past five years.

http://www.cfcfundraising.com

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