The 2013 Campaign
|News at Northern Lights CFC|
Message from the Campaign Co-Chairs
|EXTENSION OF 2013 CAMPAIGN
Acting OPM Director Elaine Kaplan has approved extending the 2013 CFC solicitation period to January 15, 2014. Agencies may request donations up through that date. However, to avoid potential pledge loss by missed pay periods, all agencies are urged to get payroll deduction pledges made by December 15th so that payroll offices can get them into the 2014 payroll year.
CAMPAIGN TOTALS: Our campaign totals page (see menu above) now contains all pledges made, whether through CFC Nexus, EEX, or MyPay, and paper pledges entered to date. When you expand the details, you will be able to see how your agency is giving through CFC.
Online pledging is now open for the 2013 Campaign! There are three tools available this year: CFC Nexus, Employee Express, and, for DFAS agencies, MyPay.
We are off and running! Check the Campaign Totals link on the menu to see how your agency is doing (CFC Nexus) and the thermometer at the left that gives the total pledges to date including those from EEX and MyPay.
The addition of MyPay is for active duty military (and civilians) and employees in VA, EPA, and HHS. It requires the input of two codes in the course of making the pledge:
the campaign number 0481 and the agency code. Please see list for your agency's code.
For credit card donations, you must use CFC Nexus.
Previous Army donors: if you cannot remember your username and/or password, please contact email@example.com so that we can change your email address to your new url. The system won't recognize your new email address if you try to recover username or password.
WILD: We have sold out tickets for both games. Tickets will be available at WILL CALL [this is a change from the original plan].
TWINS: Thanks to all who bought tickets for the September 8th game between the Twins and the Toronto Blue Jays and at the same time are contributing to the charities in the Combined Federal Campaign!!
Agency Coordinators can find a speaker for their campaign events by checking the Speakers Forum (see link under the campaign poster on the left). These are charities that have indicated their availability to federal agencies for presentations about the work they do. Please note that we have added a category for National and International charities that have representatives in the area and are also willing to make presentations at your agency.
Charities: the list is updated each year; if you don't see your organization listed, contact Wink Newcomb to get included.
The Campaign Cookbook sales have netted over $3000 for charities in the campaign -- the most successful campaign fundraiser ever!. For 2013, we are offering them at a reduced price of $8.00 -- and it all goes to charity!
Cookbooks can be ordered by contacting the campaign at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funds raised will go to undesignated to be apportioned to charities in the campaign that receive designations.
St. Paul Parks has some volunteer opportunities; Sign up for the St. Paul Cleanup now:
Go to St. Paul Parks & Recreation for more information on how to volunteer.
ONLINE PLEDGINGYou can access your CFC Nexus pledge by logging in and clicking on the menu item, My Pledges and Profile. You will be able to see all previous pledges.
Credit card pledging, both one-time and recurring, is also possible under CFC Nexus.
You can try a demo of the system at www.cfcnexus.org; just click on the banner that says Demo. Since it is just a demo, the information goes nowhere.
EMPLOYEES RECOMMEND A CHARITY
Don't see a favorite charity on the list? Charities must apply annually to be included in the CFC Charity List. Let your favorite organization know about CFC and have them contact Wink Newcomb at email@example.com or 651-647-6491
NEED A RECEIPT FOR FILING TAXES?
Donors who need a receipt for their cash or check donation to the 2010 CFC may get one by contacting the CFC office at 651-647-6491 or by contacting Wink Newcomb: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charity Participation in the Combined Federal Campaign. Charities who want to participate in the Combined Federal Campaign must submit an annual application. The application period runs from mid-February to mid-March. If you have not participated before, please send an email to email@example.com to request being put on the notification listing for the next campaign.
2012 Northern Lights Annual Report is ready for viewing. Click on menu above.