Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways To Do It Right
LEAD STORY: Accounting for Fiscal Sponsors: “A good accounting system feels good to use.”
This feature article is excerpted and edited by Marjorie Beggs, from Jericha Senyak’s presentation at Fiscal Sponsor Conversations, October 24, 2023. Fifty-five sponsors from around the country attended the online forum.
Andrew Schulman: Our guest presenter today, Jericha Senyak, provides financial consulting, coaching and empowerment to artists and arts organizations in the Bay Area and beyond. Her clients include theater and dance companies, orchestras, choirs, visual and performing artists, social practice artists and the fiscal sponsors of those artists. Her work includes full-spectrum accounting support, financial reporting support along with individual and group coaching. If you’ve never met her before, you’re in for a real treat. MORE
OTHER NEWS: Fiscal sponsorship: Up and up
Is fiscal sponsorship on the rise? Until now, the evidence has been anecdotal. Now, the Fiscal Sponsor Directory has confirmation: We compared how many projects our profiled sponsors said they were serving in 2018 with their current numbers and found 54 had experienced growth, some modest but others dramatic — with projects doubling, tripling and more during the five years.
Allied Arts Foundation, a venerable nonprofit in Seattle offering fiscal sponsorship for 40 years, had 24 projects in 2018 and today has 60. The 31-year-old Jewish Creativity International in New York was serving 25 projects in 2018 and now has 75. Social Impact Fund in Los Angeles, with 11 projects four years after launching its fiscal sponsorship program, has 30. MORE
Fiscal sponsors: create or update your agency profile
Fiscalsponsordirectory.org helps connect community projects with fiscal sponsors. San Francisco Study Center created and maintains this directory based on self-reported information from the fiscal sponsors listed. Create your listing and help projects and other nonprofits find you fast. To update your profile send us an email.
Projects: Find a fiscal sponsor
Use the directory to find the fiscal sponsor that best fits for what you do. To search by state: click on the map links below.