27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron

PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS

Private Organizations are self-sustaining special interest groups, set up by people acting exclusively outside the scope of any official capacity as officers, employees, or agents of the Federal Government. They operate on Air Force installations with the written consent of the installation commander.

 

Below are some frequently asked questions for new and established PO/UAs.  If you do not find the question/answer you are searching for please call the PO Office at 784-7006.

 

How do I start a new PO?

First, submit constitution, bylaws and insurance waiver package with electronic staff summary sheet.  Then, establish a bank account.  Next, conduct first meeting.  Finally, appoint elected officials for the newly formed Private Organization.  Completed forms can be sent to:  27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron NAF Accounting Office.

 

What is the difference between a Private Organization and an unofficial activity?

If current assets exceed a monthly average of $1,000 over a three month period, the organization must become a PO.

 

How do I plan for a successful fundraiser?

All required forms and instructions are located in the upper left corner on this page.  To ensure fundraisers are approved in a timely manner, units must submit and route packages correctly.  The package must include a legal fundraiser checklist and a Fundraiser Request Form.  It is imperative that packages be completed electronically by an elected officer and forwarded to the PO box (27 SOFSS/FSR NAF Accounting) at least two weeks prior to the quarter of the event (i.e. 15 Sept for fundraisers during Oct-Dec time frame).  This will allow ample time for adjustments and advertisement.  Advertisement for the fundraiser is prohibited until the request is formally approved; government email advertisement is specifically prohibited.  Completed forms can be sent to:  27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron NAF Accounting Office. The PO/UA monitor will validate that required documents are current and begin the routing process.  To make your event a success, it's necessary that you submit fundraiser forms at least 30 days prior to event date to allow time for advertising.

 

What is considered a fundraiser and how often can one be held?

A fundraiser is any exchange of funds for an event on or off base.  Fundraisers can be conducted twice per calendar quarter.

 

Is there a governing AFI?  Where can it be found?

Yes, the Private Organization program is governed by AFI 34-223.  It is recommended that you read and understand the AFI 34-223.

 

Are there fundraisers that are not allowed?  If so, what are they?

Yes, there are certain fundraisers that are not allowed.  The following is prohibited:

- Fundraisers conducted in uniform

- Fundraisers conducted by military or civilians during duty time

- Utilizing government equipment or supplies for the production, planning or promoting of the fundraiser

- Fundraisers that are gambling related such as raffles, games of changes, or lotteries

- Fundraisers that include the sell of alcoholic beverages

- Fundraisers that duplicate MWRF  or AAFES services

 

Can my PO/UA use the Commercial Sponsorship and Marketing Office to promote or acquire sponsorship for a fundraiser?

No, the PO Guide and the Marketing and Commercial Sponsorship AFI-34-108 strictly prohibit the use of the 27 SOFSS Marketing and Commercial Office to advertise or seek sponsorship funds for PO fundraiser events.

 

Are there fundraisers that are not allowed?  If so, what are they?

Yes, there are certain fundraisers that are not allowed.  The following is prohibited:

 

Key Points

Fundraisers can not be conducted during the annual CFC or AFAF seasons.

- CFC Campaign, 8-weeks, 15 Oct - 15 Dec

- AFAF Campaign, 6-weeks, 15 Mar - 30 Apr

 

Fundraisers are limited to two per quarter--applies to both on base and off base events.

 

PO/UA may not use government computer systems and equipment to give notice of the event.

 

Who can I contact if I have questions regarding POs?

You can contact the Private Organization monitor:

          Resource Management Office

          110 Alison Ave, Suite 2050

          Building 600

          Cannon AFB, New  Mexico, 88103

          (575) 784-7006

          Email:  27 SOFSS NAF Accounting Office

   Contact Info

Private Organizations

110 Alison Ave

Suite 2050

Cannon AFB, NM 88103

P: 575-784-7006

DSN: 681-7006

 

   Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

Noon - 2 PM

 

Closed Federal Holidays

 

   Related Links

To view the eSSS documents, download the free document viewer.

 

The Air Force Private Organizations program is governed by AFI 34-223.

 

Text code CANNON to 313131

About Us     Air Force     Webmaster     Privacy Policy

Copyright 2016 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron

No Federal Endorsement of Sponsors or Advertisers Intended