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.
It’s unfortunate that policing transgressions in the charity world is so rare that it makes news when it happens. But it does. And so we must thank the attorneys general in California and New York for taking recent actions that should be ordinary – and probably would be if enforcers such as the IRS and state attorneys general were given adequate resources for the job.
We are the Workplace Giving Alliance, a group of federations participating in the Combined Federal Campaign and dedicated to its success. These posts are written by Marshall Strauss, CEO of WGA.