Inquiring Systems, Inc

Inquiring Systems, Inc.

Inquiring Systems, Inc.
887 Sonoma Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 939-3900

Pam Campbell, MPA
Executive Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1978
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1980
Number of sponsored projects: 70

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
7% first $100,000, 6% after that. Negotiated indirect rate on federal grant income, approximately 14%. 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: Environment/sustainability, regenerative system change, social justice, animal welfare    

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Other: Our fiscally sponsored nonprofit projects all have progressive system change at their heart in the arenas of environment, agriculture, social constructs including economics, end-of life-issues, animal welfare and social justice.

Services we offer projects:

  • Organizational development support
  • Payroll
  • Receiving stock donations
  • Tax reporting/all governmental reporting
  • Bill paying services available
  • Bookkeeping/accounting available    
  • Other: Autonomy and supported structural support, human resource management, including employee benefits, insurance

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 Relationships

Organization description:
Inquiring Systems, with 40-plus years of experience in the nonprofit realm, supports projects working in the fields of environmental regeneration, social justice, animal welfare and social/economic re-envisioning. Inquiring Systems actively supports the creation of a new paradigm — where human civilization embraces multiracial democracy and social justice as a lived experience, and where humanity is once again aligned with the ways of nature.