2 Mission StatementThe mission of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is to support and to promote philanthropy through a program that is employee-focused, cost efficient and effective in providing all Federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
5 10 Steps to a Successful Campaign 1. Establish Your Objectives and Analyze LastYear’s CampaignBuild on previous successEliminate what doesn’t work2. Secure the Support of Top ManagementTop level “buy-in” allows for time and resourcesSets the example for employees3. Recruit Your TeamShare the responsibility and fun
6 10 Steps to Success (con’t.) 4. Keyworker TrainingVital to broadening awareness and education of the CFCBuilds team spirit5. Publicize Your GoalsMotivates for better results6.Utilize CFC ResourcesMaterials were designed to promote CFC education and awareness
7 10 Steps to Success (con’t.) 7. Publicize Your CampaignGenerates excitement and increases donationsDonors can’t give to CFC if they don’t know about it!8. Conduct an Effective Employee CampaignBe prepared, friendly, and informativeAsk for a Pledge, face to face is bestSay “Thank You” and follow upSmile!
8 10 Steps to Success (con’t.) 9. Report The Results WeeklyRegular reporting allows the team to monitor progress and be recognizedTurning in reports regularly keeps you from having to hold cash, checks, and pledge forms10. Say Thanks!Demonstrates appreciationBuilds momentum for giving in next campaignDon’t forget – this is one of the easiest yet most overlooked steps
9 Effective Workplace Campaigns Presentations / Rallys / Coordinator’s SpeechEstablish Your CredibilityArouse the Emotions of Your AudienceGive Reasons For Supporting the CFCConcentrate on CFC’s Efficiency and EffectivenessAsk Your Audience to Join You in Supporting the CFC
10 Effective Workplace Campaigns Agency SpeakersProvides an opportunity to learn about an agency without leaving the officeAgency FairsProvides firsthand exposure to a variety of CFC agenciesAgency ToursShows donor contributions in action
11 Why do people give through the CFC? CFC is convenient through payroll deduction.Federal employees feel good knowing their contribution will make a difference to a charity that has been reviewed and audited.Federal employees can receive recognition from the CFC and designated charities.Protects the Federal employee from year-round, in-the-workplace solicitation by charitable agencies.Federal employee may have received help from a charity supported through the CFC.Federal employees know someone who has been helped by a charity.Federal employees want to help others.Provides greater impact, because it’s combined with contributions from other Federal employees.
12 Electronic Pledge Options CFC NEXUS is an online E-Pledging system designed specifically for the CFC community. All employees are eligible to contribute through the CFC Nexus system. A one-time sign-in is required for all participants. To access CFC Nexus log in to our website and follow the link or go to
13 Electronic Pledge Options CFC-EEX (Employee Express) offers employees in specific agencies the choice of making a CFC payroll deduction pledge on-line through CFC-EEX.Employee Express is a convenient, user-friendly automated system that gives employees direct control over key payroll and personnel information with out having to use forms or visit a personnel office.CFC-EEX is not mandatory for CFC pledges. CFC-EEX is another option for the Federal donor in agencies using EEX (if your agency has signed up)!
14 CFC-EEX Participating Agencies Consumer Products Safety CommissionGeneral Servives AdministrationDepartment of EducationNational Archives & Records AdministrationDepartment of InteriorNational Credit Union AdministrationDepartment of StateNational Labor Relations BoardDepartment of TransportationNuclear Regulatory CommissionEnvironmental Protection AgencyOffice of Personnel ManagementEqual Employment Opportunity CommissionRailroad Retirement BoardFederal Labor Relations AuthoritySecurities and Exchange CommissionFederal Trade CommissionSocial Security Administration
15 Electronic Pledge Options The Department of Defense DFAS (Defense Finance and Accounting Service) myPay Website allows US Military personnel and their families to manage their pay information, leave and earning statements, W-2s and enter their CFC pledge amount.Each agency has a unique specific code for “Command/Unit Name”. Ask your coordinator for the code to use for “Command/Unit Name.
19 INTRODUCING… CFC UNIVERSAL GIVING What is it? Universal Giving (UG) is a new donation option that permits donors to pledge to any CFC participating charity no matter where the donor or the charity is geographically located. Previously, only National, International, and Local charities in our campaign territory were available to receive donors’ contributions. Now, with Universal Giving, all Local charities in all CFC regions are accessible to donors. Thus for those donors who wish to stay involved with a favored charity or charities outside the area, they may now do so through UG.For example, if you work in the State of Pennsylvania and you want to donate to a Brooklyn, New York food pantry (and they are in the CFC), with Universal Giving, this can now be achieved.INTRODUCING… CFC UNIVERSAL GIVING
20 INTRODUCING… CFC UNIVERSAL GIVING How does Universal Giving work? The list of UG charities can only be accessed online. UG charities are too numerous to be listed in the paper charity listing. If you wish to donate to a local charity outside our campaign territory, log in to any of our online giving tools at to search for the charity you want to support. Enter the charity’s five-digit code on your paper pledge form or the online donation tool of your choice: CFC Nexus, CFC Employee Express or MyPay, using your pc, phone or tablet. It’s that easy!INTRODUCING… CFC UNIVERSAL GIVING
21 Agency Coordinator Checklist Distribute your supplies!Head up your Agency’s Kickoff event.Collect envelopes from your key workers weekly.Double check the math.Verify that the outside matches inside of envelope.Provide civilian payroll copies to YOUR payroll office.Process any electronic pledges through YOUR payroll office.Arrange delivery of envelopes to CFC office.
22 CFC 2014 – Key Worker Info Key Worker Duties Solicit for Contributions Make 100% Contact with EmployeesCollect ContributionsDistribute Materials and Thank-You Gifts
24 CFC 2014 – Brochure Sample Listing National Organization (800) EIN# This organization helps people in need % B, H, D5-Digit Code Number Name of Agency Phone Number Website EIN#Gov’t Tax ID Description of Agency’s ServicesPercentage of Overhead Cost Taxonomy Code (see p.6 of brochure)
25 Signature Required for Payroll Deduction CFC 2014 – Pledge CardFull SS or Emp #RequiredFor PayrollSignature Required for Payroll Deduction
26 CFC 2014 – Pledge Card Review Pledge Cards for Accuracy Legibility Donor’s Name and Contact InfoFederal Agency/Dept., & LocationSignature & DateCheck the Math
27 CFC 2014 – Report EnvelopeProject Officer, Chair or Keyworker for your CampaignYour name, office address and phone number
28 CFC 2014 – Report Envelope Review Report Envelopes for Accuracy Solicitor’s Name and Contact InfoFederal Agency/Dept., & LocationDateSummary of ContentsMaximum of 50 Pledge Cards per Envelope
29 OPM Regulations…CFC Regulations § prohibit the following coercive activitiesThey include, but are not limited to:Solicitation of employees by their supervisor or by any individual in their supervisory chain of commandSupervisory inquiries about whether an employee chose to participate or not to participate or the amount of an employee's donation. Supervisors may be given nothing more than summary information about the major units that they supervise.Setting of 100 % participation goals.Establishing personal dollar goals and quotas.Developing and using lists of non-contributors.Providing and using contributor lists for purposes other than the routine collection and forwarding of contributions and allotments.Using as a factor in a supervisor's performance appraisal the results of the solicitation in the supervisor's unit or organization.
30 OPM Regulations (con’t.)… Special CFC Fundraising Events:CFC special fundraising events should be undertaken in the spirit of generating interest in the CFC and be open to all individuals without regard to whether an individual participates in the CFC.All approved special fundraising events will be counted as an undesignated contribution.Any special CFC fundraising event and prize or gift should be approved in advance by the Agency's ethics official.
31 Special Events / Fundraising Ideas Sports EventsCharge a fee to compete in Tug-of-War, Slam Dunk Contest, or Fun RunCollect pledges for Aerobic-a-thon, Walk-a-thon, or Bike-a-thonGet reduced rates, then charge normal price for Golfing, Putt-Putt, or Bowling tournamentsSuper Hoop – organize a basketball tournament with employee teams, then charge admission to the game.
33 … can provide wheelchairs to individuals who need them.
34 Special Events / Fundraising Ideas SalesBook sales – have employees donate used books and sale themRummage sales – employees donate items to be soldSock sales – buy fun, colorful socks wholesale and sell them. They make great Christmas presents!Food sales – bake goods, pretzels, candy, donuts, etc. Yummy!
36 ...can provide meals to those who need a little assistance.
37 Special Events / Fundraising Ideas ContestsBaking Contest – contestants submit recipes and bake the item. Employees pay a fee to sample items and vote. Winner gets a prize. Recipes can also put together in a cookbook and sold.Ugly Tie or Hat Contest – contestants wear their ugliest tie or hat and solicit votes ($1 a vote). Person with most votes wins a prize.Lip Sync or Karaoke Contest – hold lunch time lip sync or karaoke contest. Charge an entry fee and have audience vote for best act. Give prize to the winner.
40 Thank you for Leadership! GENERAL INFOQuestions/ConcernsRay Smith…….….…Director of Government CampaignsUnited Way of Greater Phila and Southern New JerseyValerie Brown… x1010Public Campaigns Development OfficerThank you for Leadership!