LEAD STORY: New 3rd edition of ‘Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways To Do It Right’
Updates based on new laws, IRS rulings, court decisions, sponsors’ experiences
The 2019 third edition of the book that labeled and legitimized the practice of fiscal sponsorship has just been published by Study Center Press.
Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways To Do It Right can be purchased online only at Study Center’s Fiscal Sponsorship Directory site, or by email or phone.
In this new edition, Gregory Colvin has a co-author, Stephanie Petit, also a member of the Adler & Colvin law firm in San Francisco, which leads the charge to embrace the efficiencies of fiscal sponsorship. Together, the co-authors have enriched the book that, when first published in 1993, turned fiscal agents into fiscal sponsors, thus carving a new niche in the nonprofit sector. MORE
NNFS annual conference in Philly is biggest yet
More than 180 fiscal sponsors and supporters packed the annual National Network of Fiscal Sponsors’ conference for two days of sessions, sharing info and experiences about their niche in the nonprofit sector. The addition of plenty of informal networking and socializing guaranteed the success of the Oct. 24 and 25 conference at Loew’s Hotel in Philadelphia. The online journal Generosity posted this story about the conference from contributor Tivoni Devor.
Seasoned sponsors publish field guide for board members
A Board’s Guide To Fiscal Sponsorship — What You Need To Know”
Danielle Gangelhoff, fiscal sponsorship director for Propel Nonprofits in Minnesota, gets a lot of calls from staff and board members of other 501(c)(3)s — local and beyond — asking how they, too, can become a fiscal sponsor. She says she’s surprised by how little they know about the basics, so she gives them general guidance, refers them to resources and encourages them to get legal counsel. 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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FOR SPONSORS AND PROJECTS
“It’s an honor on behalf of Nonstop Wellness and personally to provide support to San Francisco Study Center and its Fiscal Sponsor Directory. In an era of “fake news,” targeted (and often abusive) political advertising and the deepening decay of polarized politics, Study Center stands apart — a throwback to the era when journalists were committed to the notion of a democratic society with true pillars of representation. Thank you for your team’s caring commitment and credible voice. It’s a privilege to support the Fiscal Sponsor Directory and the larger vision of your mission.” — David Sloves, CEO, Nonstop Wellness, Study Center’s Benefits Administrator
Adler & Colvin is deeply committed to serving the legal needs of the nonprofit sector. We bring experience and passion to our representation of tax-exempt organizations and individual philanthropists in the areas of fiscal sponsorship, charitable gift planning, grantmaking and social investing, nonprofit governance and ethics, revenue-generating activities, social enterprise, tax treatment of lobbying and political activities.
Study Center sponsored its first fiscal project in 1975. We’ve been doing it right ever since. Savvy staff provide a spectrum of community services, serving as a sounding board for projects needing help getting started and a resource for those needing admin support. Our primary focus, financial management, uses a state-of-the-art system to keep you up to date and your project budget on track. Our mission is to help you succeed. Contact Executive Director Geoff Link for more information.