Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership

Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership

555 Northgate Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 479-5710

Jay Eilertson
Director of Finance and Operations Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1964
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: Resumed in 2009
Number of sponsored projects: 3

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
Fees typically range from 10%-15% of gross receipts, depending on services provided and the complexity and size of the project.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: promotes, volunteerism, strengthens nonprofits and builds community leadership
  • Has an advisory group: minimum of 3 individuals
  • Other:
    • Are based in Northern CA
    • Are responsive to current or ongoing community needs
    • Have a clear and compelling written plan to effectively address that need
    • Have the leadership of at least three qualified individuals willing to serve as advisors
    • Have initial funding and a plan for ongoing support

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Disaster relief
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Faith-based/religious
  • Festivals and events
  • Health/nutrition
  • Housing
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Social services
  • Transportation
  • Women
  • Youth development

Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Computer IT: limited
  • Human resource management
  • Insurance
  • Legal services: as needed and at additional cost
  • Office space: at additional cost
  • Organizational development
  • Payroll
  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Tax reporting

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model A, Direct Project
  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
For nearly 50 years, the national award-winning Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership has advanced nonprofits and volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging innovation and empowering individuals to develop a vital and engaged community. The Center offers a comprehensive array of services to nonprofits ranging from training workshops and intensive leadership development to executive transition services and board governance consulting. Its premier program, Volunteer Marin, develops easy to access and meaningful volunteer opportunities for individuals, families, groups, and businesses, engaging more than 12,000 volunteers annually.