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Combined Federal Campaign Reference Materials

CFC MEMORANDUM 2007-4

June 29, 2007

TO: LOCAL FEDERAL COORDINATING COMMITTEES AND PRINCIPAL COMBINED FUND ORGANIZATIONS
FROM: MARK LAMBERT
ACTING DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF CFC OPERATIONS
SUBJECT: 2007 CFC Charity List, National/International Part

We are pleased to issue the National/International part of the 2007 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Charity List. As always, unless we notify you of any changes to the contrary, this must be reproduced exactly in your local campaign Charity List and on any applicable electronic information system.

The list is being provided in two formats -- Microsoft Word 7.0 and Excel 7.0. In addition, we are making available the Preface and Introduction that was previously distributed April 24, a Table of Contents, alphabetical and numerical indexes and a version of the National/International list without the 25 word description for use by smaller campaigns (see 5 CFR §950.401(k)). The attached Preface and Introduction must be reproduced exactly in your local campaign Charity List and on any applicable electronic information system.

There are 2,043 national/international organizations participating in the 2007 CFC. This includes three new National/International federations: Aging and Disabilities Charities of America, AIDS Global Action, and Peace and Reconciliation Charities.

New Five-Digit Codes

The 2007 campaign will introduce the new, unique five-digit codes for participating charities at the local and national/international levels. Campaigns may only reproduce the new five-digit codes that were issued by the Office of CFC Operations (OCFCO). If you have any local organizations that have not received a new five-digit code, please contact OCFCO immediately.

A cross-reference table of participating national/international charities with their previously-assigned four-digit codes and newly-assigned five-digit codes is attached for your reference. Please see CFC Memorandum 2007-3 for more information on training and marketing related to the new codes

List Order

The CFC regulations at 5 C.F.R. Part 950 require that the order of the parts of the Charity List be rotated annually. This year the order is: 1) National/International Organizations; 2) International Organizations, and; 3) Local Organizations. The order of these parts and order of federations in each part cannot be altered by campaigns. As a reminder, the Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC) must determine by a random drawing the order in which local federations and the alphabetical group of independent organizations appear in the Charity List (5 CFR §950.401(g)(2)). Links to the National/International charity lists posted on the OPM/CFC website are not permissible as a substitute for the complete listing of local, national, and international charities.

Index and Table of Contents

  • Index:  To assist donors in their search for an organization, we encourage you to add an alphabetical index of the participating organizations in the Charity List either at the beginning or end of the Charity List. Alphabetical and numerical indexes for the National/International part of the Charity List will be available from OCFCO.
  • Table of Contents:  The use of a Table of Contents is strongly encouraged. The Table of Contents (attached) reflects the official order of the parts of the Charity List, and must not be altered, except to insert the order of federations and alphabetical group of independent organizations in the local part.
  • Small Campaigns:  We have included a version of the National/International list without 25-word statements. This format may be used by campaigns that received less than $100,000 in contributions in the 2006 CFC and campaigns that are participating in the online Charity List pilot program. These campaigns are also exempt from publishing an index.

Special Features

  • Charities being listed under a name other than their legal name must include their legal name in parenthesis.
  • Each Charity List entry must include, where applicable, the Employer Identification Number(EIN). Keep in mind that religious organizations and Family Support and Youth Activities may not have an EIN.
  • Each participating organization may only appear once in the Charity List (i.e. organizations on the National/International part may not also appear on the Local part). However, a listing of a national organization, as well as its local affiliate organization, is permitted. Each national or local organization must individually meet all of the eligibility criteria and submit independent documentation as required in §950.202, §950.203 or §950.204 to be included in the Charity List, except as noted in §950.401(i).
  • Organizations on the National/International part cannot convert to the Local part, even if the national organization would otherwise qualify as a local organization.
  • Administrative and fundraising rates must be listed and rounded to the tenth of a percent. For example, a 10% rate would appear as 10.0% and a 10.52% rate would appear as 10.5%. Donors should be instructed to contact an organization directly if they wish to receive more information about a rate.
  • All parts must be compiled into a single Charity List.

The complete content of the CFC Charity List must be made available to all Federal employees in either paper or electronic formats. Electronic formats must also be consistent with Guidelines for the Use of E-Technology in the CFC, Section 2.2, provided as an attachment below.

If you have questions about the attached National/International part of the Charity List, Preface and Introduction, Table of Contents, or alphabetical and numerical indexes, please email OCFCO at cfc@opm.gov.

Best wishes for a successful campaign!

The 2007 CFC National/International Charity List was revised on August 2, 2007. 
 See CFC Memorandum 2007-6 for more information.

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