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.
What We Do
Detailed in the Private Organizations Handbook (AFI 34-223) are the following subjects:
• Definition/ Authority
• Installation Commander Responsibilities
• Force Support Commander/ Civilian Leader Responsibilities
• Operating Policies
• Financial Management
• Audit Requirements
• Logistical Support
• Optional Computer Software
• Other Attachments
“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.
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.
What is an Official Private Organization?
What is an Unofficial Unit-affiliated Activity?
Frequently Asked Questions
PO's Office will send out an email for food booth submissions.
Spangdahlem Eifel Bazzar -managed by the Spangdhalem Spouses Club.
Emails for bazzar food booth submissions are sent by the private organization.
All requests, advertising and any Private Organization correspondence requires 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.
Download and complete the applicable forms and add all necessary information, obtain facility or building manager approval before submitting your request. If the fundraiser involves food obtain training from Public Health.
Allow at least 20 business days for the approval process and do not begin advertising until you request has been approved.
As a general rule, unofficial activities’ fundraising efforts are considered “for us, by us” fundraising, unless fundraising extends beyond unit personnel and family members. Unit commanders may approve unit unofficial activity fundraisers on the installation within the unit, and only for the unit’s personnel. Fundraising outside the unit requires Installation Commander or designee approval. Unofficial activities are still Federal entities and may not solicit gifts from outside sources or engage in off-base fundraising.
With the approval of the Installation Commander or designee, Private Organizations and unofficial activities may conduct three (3) fundraisers per calendar quarter.
Private Organizations and unofficial activities must not engage in activities that duplicate or compete with activities of the AAFES or Force Support Squadron NAFI.
Direct solicitation of cash donations on WPAFB is prohibited.
Private Organizations may not conduct games of change, lotteries, raffles or other gambling type activities except as provided in AFI 34-223 paragraph 10.20 and unofficial activities may not conduct any of the above under any circumstances.
All forms, applications AFI’s and publications you may need are available in the Private Organizations Docuemnt Library. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions that are not covered by the FAQ below.
Private & Unofficial Organizations
Hours of Operation
- Monday - Friday0800-1600
- Weekends, Family Days & HoildaysClosed