FAQs for nonprofits
The Nonprofit Expo is the nonprofit agency fair of the KCEGP. We hold multiple Expos across the county and on different dates. Spots for the Expo go fast, so please RSVP as soon as possible once invited. Usually you will only be able to attend one Expo location in order to spread out the opportunity to as many of our participating nonprofits as possible.
This is not the same as the Combined Launch that is happening around the same time at the Convention Center. For more information on that event please contact the CFC at 425-251-9466.
The 2017 application period (for distributions in 2018) will open on March 29, 2017 and close on April 27, 2017 to be in this year's Annual giving drive. Nonprofits must reapply every year. Check back to the Nonprofit Applications page for more details. To be added to the notification list click here to subscribe.
- Major Solicitation Period October 2- November 17, 2017
- Special Events October 2 - December 15, 2017
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The CFC is the Combined Federal Campaign, the workplace giving program for employees of the Federal government. www.kingcountycfc.org
The CFD is the Combined Fund Drive, the workplace giving program for employees of the state of Washington. www.cfd.wa.gov
All three programs have different eligibility requirements and separate application processes. Therefore, acceptance into one does not imply acceptance into the others. Please check with the other programs to see if you are a part of their workplace giving programs.
|Fundraising Activity/Method||National Cost to Raise a Dollar|
|Capital Campaign/Major Gifts||$ .05 to $ .10 per dollar raised.|
|Corporations and Foundations (Grant Writing)||$ .20 per dollar raised.|
|Direct Mail Renewal||$ .20 per dollar raised|
|Planned Giving||$ .25 per dollar raise¾and a lot of patience!|
|Benefit/Special Events||$ .50 of gross proceeds|
|Direct Mail Acquisition||$ 1.00 to $ 1.25 per dollar raised|
All donor information is emailed out to contacts on file. If you are a member of a federation all reports go to the federation, please check with them.
These reports tell the nonprofit organization how much was pledged and raised during the most recent Annual Giving Drive. They are emailed out after the completion of the Annual Giving Drive during first quarter of the following fiscal year. For example, the 2016 Annual Giving Drive happened in October-December 2016, reports are then emailed first quarter 2017.
While Pledge Reports tell you what was pledged for the year, Donor Reports are what was "actually" donated. There can be differences for several reasons including employees leaving employment, mid-year changes, etc. But for the most part donor reports should reconcile back to the pledge reports. These are sent out quarterly around the same time as the checks.
Please add email@example.com to your "safe" email list to ensure you receive all reports and notifications.
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