Federal Government Employees
NCMI participates in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) through our federation membership with Christian Service Charities (CSC)
. Look for us under our Federation name in the CFC directory. Our CFC code number for your pledge form is #11735
Christian Service Charities
Campaigns are geared towards helping employees of companies around the country find charities that speak to their hearts. Employees are then able to make donations to the charity(ies) of their choice through payroll deductions. The donors can choose as many or as few charities as they wish, and by allowing workplace giving, employers send a message that they not only care about their employees, but the world around them as well.
How the CFC works for Charities
Charities that are allowed to take part in the CFC are 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charities that provide health and human services. Organizations that qualify will be listed in the CFC brochure as either a local, national, or an international unaffiliated organization, or as a member of a local, national, or international federation. Charities that apply to receive funds through the CFC are required to submit to extensive yearly review of their financial and governance practices prior to acceptance.
The Combined Federal Campaign applies a very strict criteria designed to ensure that donated money reaches the charities that truly fit the CFC regulations and standards. To be listed as an eligible CFC charity, an organization must, among other requirements:
- Be tax exempt under IRS Code 501(c)(3).
- Demonstrate that it provides services, benefits, or assistance to, or conducts activities affecting, human health and welfare.
- Have a dedicated office that is open at least 15 hours a week, and a dedicated phone number.
- Provide its latest IRS 990 tax return.
- Account for its funds in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and be audited by an independent certified public accountant in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).
- Produce and make available to the public an annual report that describes its activities and identifies its directors/governing body and chief administrative personnel.
- Provide a information on how much of its revenue is spent on administration and fundraising. (Organizations were capped at 25 percent until the 2006 campaign, but are now allowed to spend more)
- Be governed by a board or other similar body that is active and responsible and whose members have no material conflict of interest. A majority of this governing body must also serve without compensation.
- Prohibit the sale or lease of CFC donor names.
- Provide a 25 word statement of the service that they provide, which will be included in the campaign Agency Guide.
- To qualify as a national or international group, charities must demonstrate that they provide or conduct real services, benefits, assistance or program activities in at least 15 states (counted over a three year period) or a foreign country. Local groups must similarly demonstrate their presence in the specific community.
Post a Workplace Giving Flyer
at your church or business.
Encourage your church to include the Workplace Giving insert
in the Sunday Bulletin.