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What is a Federation and what is an unaffiliated Charity?

A Federation is charity that contracts with other charities to fundraise. Under the contract a Federation manages the required documentation for participation in federated campaigns and ensures the member charities make application and recertify annually.

An unaffiliated charity is a charity that has not contracted with a Federation. These charities manage all requirements on their own.

Recertification

The Recertification Form is used for participating charities to recertify annually. It is a self-certification that the participating charity continues to meet all Federal and State regulations and that all required filings are filed on time.

Unaffiliated Charity Recertification Process

  1. If your organization does not have an agreement with a Federation to maintain your required documentation and fundraise for your organization this is the form you fill out to fulfill the participant requirement of the annual recertification.
  2. Recertification is a self-certification that your charity continues to meet all State and Federal regulations required for participation in the SEFA Campaign.
  3. The recertification process is used to establish the approved charity list for the campaign year immediately following the year in which the form is filled out. (e.g. recertification’s submitted during 2015 are for the 2016 charity list)

Unaffiliated Recertification Form

Federation Recertification Process

The Statewide SEFA Council has approved participant SEFA Federations recertification of their members.

The process moving forward will be as follows:

  1. Participant SEFA Federations fill out the recertification form on the website for Federation recertification. In doing so they are certifying that their organization and all their member charities continue to meet State and Federal regulations.
  2. The Federation will maintain all documentation required under the SEFA regulations for their organization and member charities. All documentation should be ready for submittal upon demand by the SEFA Council.
  3. Federations will use the “Data Template” to submit their member charities data for the annual recertification being careful that all data is entered in the approved format and all information is listed in the correct fields.
  4. The period for recertification is March 1 through November 30 annually. A Federation may choose anytime within that time frame to compile and submit required documentation. The recertification is for all member charities that have been previously approved for admission to SEFA and assigned a SEFA code number.
  5. The recertification process is used to establish the approved charity list for the campaign year immediately following the year in which the form is filled out. (e.g. recertification’s submitted during 2015 are for the 2016 charity list)
  6. Approval or removal for participation for the Federation and its members will be communicated to the Federation. The Federation is expected to communicate approval and removal to their member charities.

Federations Recertification Form
Federations Data Template

Applications

This form is used for applicants to apply for the first time or have failed recertification. It is also used for participants looking to change their designation from local campaigns to the statewide campaign or add local campaign areas.

Federation Application Process

  1. Participant SEFA Federations fill out the application form on the website for Federation application. In doing so they are certifying that their new applicant member charities meet State and Federal regulations.
  2. The Federation will maintain all documentation required under the SEFA regulations for their organization and member charities. All documentation should be ready for submittal upon demand by the SEFA Council.
  3. Federations will use the “Data Template” to submit their member charities data for application being careful that all data is entered in the approved format and all information is listed in the correct fields.
  4. The period for application is December 1 through January 15 annually. A Federation may choose anytime within that time frame to compile and submit required documentation.
  5. Those charities approved for participation by the Council will participate in the campaign year they make application.
  6. Approval for participation for the Federation and its members will be communicated to the Federation. The Federation is expected to communicate approval to their member charities.

Federations Application
Federations Data Template

Unaffiliated Charity Application Process

If your organization does not have an agreement with a Federation to maintain your required documentation and fundraise for your organization this is the form you fill out make application.
Fill out the application form, attach required documents and click on the submit button on the form.

Unaffliated Application

Application Webinars

SEFA APPLICATION INSTRUCTION WEBINAR
Step by step instruction for charities wishing to make application to SEFA
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SEFA APPLICATION INSTRUCTION WEBINAR
Step by step instruction for charities wishing to make application to SEFA
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SEFA APPLICATION INSTRUCTION WEBINAR
Step by step instruction for charities wishing to make application to SEFA
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  • Calendar of Kick Offs
  • Requests to present at Kick Offs