Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways To Do It Right
LEAD STORY: Sponsor spinoff creates special resource for Black History Month
A parent-teacher collaboration
Fiscal sponsors find satisfaction in the success of projects under their wing, after they spin off, or when they create something special. Ross Valley Charter School in Fairfax, Calif., took Black History Month as an opportunity to shine.
The school was a San Francisco Study Center project in 2015-16 when it was seeking its charter and searching for a campus where it could practice the multiage program it had pioneered in wealthy Marin County.
Black Lives Matter has inspired a nationwide movement, and the school created a bilingual newsletter for Black History Month to advance the conversation about racial equity and social justice. MORE
LATEST NEWS: Renewed resource for fiscal sponsors
Greg Colvin relaunches his blog site
Fiscal sponsorship’s growing niche in the nonprofit sector welcomes the news that after an eight-year hiatus, Greg Colvin has relaunched his blog site, fiscalsponsorship.com, first begun in 2005.
Colvin, author of “Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways To Do It Right,” an essential handbook for our field, celebrated the October 2019 publication of the book’s third edition with his co-author Stephanie Petit. Then, last year, he retired from Adler & Colvin and began reviving his blog, relaunching it Jan. 6, 2021.
“There’s never been a time with a greater need for people to rise up, organize themselves, imagine a better future, and assemble the resources to secure that future,” he writes on the homepage. “One resource for new public interest projects is using the umbrella of dedicated, professional 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsors.” 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.
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