CFC Volunteers: The Quiet Heroes

The next time someone insults a Fed please direct them to any CFC volunteer.
Last week someone at my agency put the doubters to shame.
In the space of 1 weekend day she whipped together a feast of baked goods and brought it in.
The next day she sold it without asking for a dime - it was pay what you want.
Generous customers bought mini-cupcakes, brownies and cookies for a total of more than $500.
This person will never take credit and actually feels guilty for not doing more!
I am awed by her generosity and humility and for the first time in nearly a decade of Federal service, truly grasp the meaning of CFC.
It's about giving back to the community, first and foremost.
Culturally though - inside the agency - it's about showing who we are and what we can do when unleashed from the usual bureaucracy.
(Of course you have to get Counsel approval of events before holding them.)
That's a snippet from our poster for the event up there. Please give this quiet but incredibly productive volunteer a round of applause.


Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal is an author, independent brand researcher, and adjunct marketing professor with 20 years of varied experience. An avid researcher and prolific, creative writer, Dr. Blumenthal's interests span communication, marketing, qualitative media content analysis, political rhetoric, propaganda, leadership, management, organizational development, and more. An engaged citizen, she has for several years worked to raise awareness around child sex trafficking and the dangers of corruption at @drdannielle on Twitter. You can find her articles at Medium, and, and she frequently answers questions on Quora. All opinions are Dr. Blumenthal's own.