Private Organizations (POs) are self-sustaining special interest groups, set up by individuals acting exclusively outside the scope of any official capacity as officers, employees, or agents of the Federal Government.
IAW AFI 34-223, “Private Organizations are self-sustaining special interest groups, set up by individuals acting exclusively outside the scope of any official capacity. They operate on Air Force installations with the written consent of the Installation Commander. POs are not Federal entities.” POs have a bank account that exceeds over $1,000 in an average of 3 months.
IN ORDER FOR A GROUP TO BECOME A REGISTERED PRIVATE ORGANIZATION AT Aviano AFB, THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS WILL NEED TO BE SUBMITTED TO 31 FSS.
All requests, advertising, and any Private Organization correspondence require the following disclaimer:
“THIS IS A PRIVATE ORGANIZATION. IT IS NOT PART OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OR ANY OF ITS COMPONENTS AND IT HAS NO GOVERNMENTAL STATUS.”
It is not authorized to use government e-mail to advertise Private Organization events or information.
Do not begin advertising until your fundraising request has been approved.
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With the proper approval by 31FW/CC or designee, Private Organizations and unofficial unit- affiliated activities may conduct three (3) fundraisers per calendar quarter. You must submit a completed fundraising form to the Private Organization Office.
Fundraising must not duplicate or compete with activities of the AAFES or 31st Force Support Squadron.
Direct solicitation of cash donations is prohibited.
Private Organizations may not conduct raffles or other gambling type activities except as provided in AFI 34-223 paragraph 10.20 and unofficial unit-affiliated activities may not conduct any of the above under any circumstances.