Today, Nonprofit Quarterly published my article on the decline of the CFC. Much of the article’s information and opinions will be familiar to readers of this blog. However, the article adds historical perspective about the CFC and workplace giving in general to data published in WGA’s annual Million Donors Choose reports. It also considers how some private-sector workplace giving initiatives are thriving today even as public sector campaigns decline, and it suggests lessons the CFC might learn from those corporate successes.
OPM released a memo late yesterday announcing the application and listing fees for the 2019 CFC. They are higher than 2018 fees, with increases ranging from zero to 20 percent.
The 2018 CFC is underway. Kick-off events and solicitation are now underway around the country. If you are a member of the Workplace Giving Alliance and want quick notice of the events, please register.
The launch of the 2018 campaign coincided with the release of our annual report on CFC pledge results. This time, we focused on the 2017 campaign. You may find the report here.
An article by Tim Sandoval published yesterday in the Chronicle of Philanthropy lays out a grim smorgasbord of failures in the 2017 CFC. I anticipated much of the bad news in my Chronicle op ed last January.
We now know that total pledges in the 2017 CFC were $101 million, down nearly 40 percent from 2016. This was reported Friday in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.