Fiscal Sponsor Due Diligence

Fiscal sponsorship describes a relationship between an individual or group who have initiated a charitable project, and an existing tax-exempt organization that has agreed to support said project. In the most common form of fiscal sponsorship, “Model A” or comprehensive fiscal sponsorship, the sponsor brings the project in-house. The...

Fiscal Sponsorship on Nonprofit Radio

On Friday, 10:30 am PT, Emily and I will be discussing fiscal sponsorship with Tony Martignetti on Nonprofit Radio. What is fiscal sponsorship? Why is it important as an alternative to starting a nonprofit? How do you enter into a proper fiscal sponsorship arrangement? Make sure you catch the...

Incubating a Nonprofit Social Enterprise

  How can we incubate an innovative, profit-making nonprofit project? As covered in our last post, Starting a Self-Sustainable Nonprofit, it may be possible and advantageous to operate a sustainable, profit-making, charitable project as a nonprofit organization.  If this route is chosen, the leaders should ensure that the organizational,...

Fiscal Sponsorship is Maturing as a Field

There is a terrific article on fiscal sponsorship written by Melanie Beene, President and CEO of Community Initiatives*, in the Fall 2010 issue of GIAreader (published by Grantmakers in the Arts).  In "Fiscal Sponsorship is Maturing as a Field," Beene describes the evolution of the practice of fiscal sponsorship...