CCC Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I find out information about the organizations and their
The secure online pledge tool has a searchable database of all participating charities. You can request a copy of the 2010 CCC brochure, "Create a Better Colorado," from email@example.com. You can
also find this information online at the campaign web site at www.colorado.gov/ccc.
Brief descriptions of the organizations and their
agency number are listed at the site.
- How does the Campaign contribute to my community?
Please check out these success stories from participating agencies in our area.
- What happens if I donate but don't give my money to a specific
This undesignated money goes into a pool, and at the end of the campaign, is
divided amongst the participating charities based on the percentage they received
of whole designated donation pool. For example, if the American Cancer Society
received 5% of all designated donations, they would receive 5% of the undesignated
donation pool. By designating your giving through the CCC, you make your charity of choice eligible
for even more money.
- How can I review a printed brochure instead of looking on the
The University of Colorado at Boulder is "giving green" by all-but-eliminating printed brochures and other paper campaign materials. Hard copies of the brochure are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and can also be downloaded from the State of Colorado's CCC Website.
- What is the duration of my payroll deduction
and when does it begin? Deductions will begin in January 20101 and continue through December 2011 unless you indicate a shorter duration when you pledge.
- I currently have deductions taken from my paycheck for the CCC
pledge I made last year. Do I need to go through the pledge process again? Yes. A new plege must be made every year,
even for renewals. This gives you an opportunity to donate to agencies
which may have been added to this year's campaign.
- Can I stop my payroll deduction authorization? Yes. The authorization
may be revoked in writing, at any time, for any reason, with the payroll
office. But keep in mind that the agencies have budgeted their operation
and assistance to others based on your pledge. Email email@example.com for
- Are contributions tax-deductible?
Yes, within the tax laws if you itemize. Keep a copy
of your pledge form for your records.
- Who decides which agencies participate in the campaign?
Your CCC Employee Advisory Board posts a public notice each year inviting charitable federations and state service organizations to apply. Advisory committee members are state employees from participating
institutions across the state, who are appointed to the committee. The applications
from the umbrella agencies are reviewed by the committee to determine if
the applicant meets the requirements set forth by the CCC bylaws. Normally, if the
applicant meets all the requirements, they are invited to participate.
- How much does it cost to run the statewide campaign?
In 2009, about 7.8% of the money pledged was spent for the cost of operating the campaign. This means that almost $.92 of every dollar was sent directly to the agencies participating in the campaign. The 2011 return is expected to be even higher with more campaigns "going green."
- If I donate with a credit card, when is it charged?
Credit card donations are processed as soon as they are received.
- Additional Questions?
Contact the Colorado Combined Campaign state office at 303-561-2392 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for participating in the Colorado Combined Campaign!