Posted by: danielrashke | January 25, 2019

Giving is an Essential Activity

cfc logoThe Give Back Foundation (GBF) and TASC recently published an op-ed in the Federal Times, a news service for government managers. GBF chair Jeanan Yasiri Moe and TASC president Cliff Mason wrote about “How a federal charity program is coping with the shutdown.”

As Jeanan and Cliff noted, the partial government shutdown unfortunately occurred during the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) giving period, which will have a profound impact on the services provided by charities supported by the federal government’s workplace giving program. Although about 75 percent of the government is still working, the Office of Personal Management (OPM) has suspended non-essential operations, including CFC activities.

I encourage you to read the full Federal Times article to learn why OPM recently approved an extension of the CFC giving period…and how the Give Back Foundation and TASC contributed to that decision.

We understand that many federal workers are struggling to pay bills because of the shutdown. Some may have to turn to charities for help during this difficult time. That means philanthropy is more essential than ever.

Our commitment to keeping the CFC campaign open allows those who have the capacity, capability and desire to give to do so. The support they provide to our country’s charitable organizations may have an even greater impact now than ever.


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