CFC Donors Recognition Guide for LFCC

CFC donors are what make the Combined Federal Campaign a success and on this page of our site, we have information on the Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC), their role, and how important it is to recognise sizable donors from Virginia and other US organizations.

Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC)

Each local campaign is managed by a Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC) and this is comprised of federal employees. The committee is responsible for the overseeing the local Combined Federal Campaign. This is done in accordance with the CFC regulations and policies. The LFCC makes admission determinations for local charities and they are responsible for selecting a Principal Combined Fund Organization (PCFO) to administer the day to day operations of the campaign. The PCFO also serves as a fiscal agent.

Local Federal Coordinating Committee Responsibilities

The LFCC have a number of responsibilities that they must adhere to. They serve as the central source of information regarding the local CFC among federal employees in their zone. All the members of the LFCC have to understand all the campaign regulations and procedures. The responsibilities of members include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Attend required LFCC training and obtain certification in LFCC operations.
  • Take minutes from LFCC meetings and respond promptly to any requests for information from the director.
  • Name an LFCC Chair and Vice Chair and notify the Director when there is a change in either of these positions.
  • Assist in determining the eligibility of organizations that apply to participate in the campaign.
  • Provide training to employees in the methods of non-coercive solicitation.
  • Provide instructions to employees regarding the process for making donations and designating the charitable organizations to receive their donations.
  • Take appropriate measures to protect potential donors from coercion and help them participate in the campaign.
  • Bring any allegations of potential donor coercion to the attention of the employee's agency and provide a protocol to review employee complaints of undue coercion in Federal fundraising. Federal agencies provide procedures and assign responsibility for the investigation of such complaints. The agency official that is responsible for conducting the campaign is responsible for informing employees about the proper channels for pursuing complaints.
  • Notify the director of any issues concerning the campaign that the LFCC cannot resolve by applying the regulations. The LFCC must abide by the director's decisions on all matters concerning the campaign.
  • Review, approve and provide authorization to the Central Campaign Administrator for payments to the outreach coordinator in an effective and efficient manner. This is outlined in the agreement between the OPM and the Central Campaign Administrator.
  • Conduct an effective and efficient campaign in a fair and even-handed manner that is aimed at collecting the greatest amount of charitable contributions possible. The LFCC should afford federated groups and agencies with representatives in the campaign area with adequate opportunities to offer suggestions relating to the operation of the campaign.

CFC Donors and Recognition

Recognizing sizable CFC donors from Virginia and other US organizations is the key to the success of campaigns and you can search for different charities, non-profits, and federations that are eligible for donations this year on our Donors page. CFC donor recognition gifts and awards are a big part of this and there are a number of levels with various awards including recognition coins and more. The donor recognition awards programs work really well and can even include plaques and certificates. Each department agency or reporting unit must notify their CFC zone about the different awards they would like to introduce for their donors.

Showing love for donors in Virginia and other US organizations is one of our most important activities. Recognition and appreciation build morale and a strong foundation for the following year's campaign. There are no cost and low-cost options available too. It is really important to show donor recognition especially considering the rise in contributors using online pledge methods. Offering a donor gift provides the opportunity for key workers to follow up with Federal employees and when thank you cards and other gifts appear in the workplace it reminds others who intend to pledge to do so as well.