Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Nonprofit Expo?
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.
When is the application period?
The 2013 application period (for distributions in 2014) will open on March 20, 2013 and close on April 26, 2013 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 email the Employee Giving Program Administrator Junelle Kroontje
We are changing our address. What do we need to do?
Please contact the KCEGP with any contact information change.
Our agency is changing its name or Tax ID number. What do we need to do?
For any organizational name changes, please send an updated W-9 to the Employee Giving Program Administrator at:
King County Employee Giving Program
401 5th Avenue, Second Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
What are the dates of the 2013 Annual Giving Drive?
The 2013 King County Employee Giving Program Annual Giving Drive dates are:
- Major Solicitation Period September 30 - November 22, 2013
- Special Event September 30 - December 13, 2013
What are the eligibility requirements?
There are several requirements a nonprofit organization must meet in order to be a part of the Employee Giving Program, including turning in an on-time and complete application during application period.
Click here to see the full list
What is the difference between the KCEGP, the CFC, and the CFD? If I am in one, am I in the others?
The KCEGP is the King County Employee Giving Program, the workplace giving program for employees of King County government (that's us!)
The CFC is the Combined Federal Campaign, the workplace giving program for employees of the Federal government. www.seattlecfc.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.
How do I know if I am a participating agency?
Agencies apply in March/April to participate in the October/ November annual drive. If you are a member of a federation, your federation representative may have applied for you. Either way, you will have received a letter about your eligibility by mid-June. You can also look on our participating nonprofit organizations
page. Don't forget nonprofits must reapply every year
Does it cost anything to participate in the program?
Per King County Code, nonprofits cover the cost of the program. Only actual costs are recovered and we work very hard to keep them reasonable. Our average cost for fundraising and processing is very low, between $.08-$.12 per dollar raised. In fact, this makes workplace giving one of the MOST cost effective forms of fundraising for a nonprofit organization and it provides even lower risk than any of the major fundraising models.
| 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.
Source: James Greenfield, Fund-Raising: Evaluating and Managing the Fund Development Process (1999).
Where do I find the donor reports for my nonprofit?
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 2011 Annual Giving Drive happened in October-December 2011, reports are then emailed first quarter 2012.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to your "safe" email list to ensure you receive all reports and notifications.
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