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Inspiring Federal Employees to Support Your Nonprofit

Jul 18, 2012

With 45,304 federal employees working within the 5 boroughs of New York City, participating in the New York City Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) can be a great way to raise funds for your organization. CFC is the largest workplace giving campaign in the United States, and the only means authorized for nonprofit organizations to solicit and collect contributions from federal employees in their workplace. Last year, the New York City CFC raised $2.3 million for charities during the campaign.

With over 1,800 charities to choose from, however, what can you do to make your nonprofit stand out and grab the attention of this group of donors? The techniques involved in obtaining donations through the CFC differ from those used when raising funds from other types of donors.

During this special event, the director of the director of the New York City Combined Federal Campaign, Mary Ann Sallas, gave an overview of the CFC and presented approved ways for nonprofit development professionals to take advantage of this collective fundraising campaign. She was joined by Donn Daggett, a representative from the U.S. Postal Service, who shared information on what grabbed the attention of federal workers, and by Leila Hawken, the executive assistant at Surgeons of Hope – a nonprofit which was successful in their first year of CFC campaigning.

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