The Office of CFC Operations (OCFCO) is announcing a pilot program to promote the development of web-based searchable CFC charity lists among campaigns and to test the impact of using an abbreviated CFC printed brochure that omits the 25-word statement in conjunction with the web-based lists. The web-based lists may have, but are not required to, include the opportunity for on-line giving through the CFC.
CFC regulation 5 CFR 950.401(k), presently gives the LFCC authority to “omit the 25-word program description from the CFC brochure if, in the immediately preceding campaign year, contributions received in the local CFC totaled less than $100,000.” Under this pilot program selected larger campaigns that offer web-based searchable CFC charity lists will similarly have the opportunity to print abbreviated brochures, on a trial basis for the 2006 CFC season.
PCFOs are urged to develop dedicated CFC websites whether or not they opt to test the use of an abbreviated printed brochure. Website development and maintenance costs are legitimate campaign expenses under the CFC regulations (5 CFR §950.104(b) (17)) when adequately documented and approved by the LFCC. To be approved for participation in the pilot program, campaigns must do the following:
If your campaign is interested in participating in this pilot program, please notify us with an email sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28, 2006. In the subject line of your email include: E-Brochure Interest, your campaign code number, and campaign name. This is not a commitment on your part but will help us gauge the level of interest and better plan for the handling of proposals.
Requests to Participate in the 2006 Electronic CFC Brochure Pilot Program will be due to OPM by e-mail: email@example.com for review and authorization no later than April 28, 2006. Requests to Participate must include the necessary signatures and supporting documentation for consideration.
Questions regarding the pilot and the Guidelines for the Use of E-Technology should be directed to your regional representative or to Cherlynn Stevens, E-Technology Project Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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