Inquiring Systems, Inc.

PO Box 2037
Sonoma , CA 95476
(707) 939-3900

Loren Cole, Ph.D.

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1978
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1978
Number of sponsored projects: 39

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
5% 1st $50,000 4% thereafter

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: Distinct charitable purposes
  • Has an advisory group: Minimum 3 members

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Festivals and events
  • Mental health
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Women
  • Other: Any project whose charitable purposes are consistent with ISI's charitable purpose of improving the human condition, i.e. ethical implementation of constructive social change.

Services we offer projects:

  • Bookkeeping/accounting: Cash flow analysis, Banking services, custom reports
  • Human resource management
  • Insurance: General liability, riders and special project insurance available
  • Organizational development
  • Tax reporting
  • Other: Project management Guidance in business and financial planning, development and management, market assessment, capital acquisition, debt management, organizational development, and systemic problem solving.

Organization description:
Inquiring Systems, Inc. (ISI) strives to improve the human condition by providing 'ethical, sustainable ecosystem management services’ for nonprofit organizations, NGO's, and socially responsible business entities. Broadly speaking, our services include Fiscal Sponsorship and Business Management Services. ISI functions primarily as a resource and guarantor for a) the efficacy of the project, b) adherence to mutually agreed to ethical values and principles, and c) economic viability and sustainability. ISI’s key elements are ethical leadership with a ‘whole-systems’ approach, providing guidance for the implementation of constructive social change – helping our clients translate their good intention into practical, successful, sustainable action.

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