The three charities in the top 100 that saw the sharpest decline in donations during the 2016 CFC had one thing in common: Their names included the term “Wounded Warrior.”
Our analysis of pledge results from the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign suggests that many federal donors voted last fall with their campaign pledges – against Donald Trump. Both the Washington Post and Chronicle of Philanthropy reported this finding.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was the big winner in the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign, as we recently reported in our annual tabulation of pledge results.
We have been quiet for a while, waiting for the changes introduced by OPM (details in this report) to work their way through the CFC. As the 2017 campaign prepares to launch, we can see the impact of many of these changes.