FISCAL SPONSORSHIP

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Gregory Colvin is the author of Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways To Do It Right now in its 3rd edition, co-authored by Stephanie Petit

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Where is fiscal sponsorship today — and where’s it going?

In May this year, I was organizing my topics for an upcoming presentation on Covid Conversations, the weekly Zoom gathering of fiscal sponsors from across the country. I wanted to cover two themes: what fiscal sponsorship looks like today and how it might grow and change in the future. To make sure I was hitting points that would give meeting participants practical information to chew on, I...

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History of fiscal sponsorship: My eye view

History of fiscal sponsorship: My eye view

Gregory Colvin discusses fiscal sponsorship in a January 2022 Zoom meeting. In January, I was invited to present a talk on the history of fiscal sponsorship to a Zoom forum called COVID Conversations, a weekly meeting of a nationwide group of fiscal sponsorship practitioners organized by Andrew Schulman and Oliver Hack. More than 70 people attended the call, each appearing in their own little...

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A Bright Spirit Passes

A Bright Spirit Passes

Tom Silk, left, and Greg Colvin at Sea Ranch on the Northern Calif. coast, 1992. Photo by Betsy Adler On January 25, I learned that Tom Silk, the founder of our law firm, Adler & Colvin, had passed away that morning. I was fortunate to visit him at his Stinson Beach home December 31 and enjoy his bright spirit for the last time. I met Tom in the late 1970s when I went to him for legal advice...

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Toward the Next 25 Years

Last month, I had the pleasure of participating in a video interview with other founders and past board members of Community Initiatives to celebrate the organization's 25th anniversary. Serving on its board of directors for 10 years after its 1996 incorporation gave me the opportunity to go beyond giving clients occasional legal advice on specific sponsorship problems to helping to oversee the...

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NNFS Dec. 8 Virtual Conference

Last year, another setback from the pandemic was cancellation of the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors’ conference, an annual event held in various locations around the country since 2007. December 8 you’ll have a chance to catch up with fiscal sponsor colleagues at a virtual meetup. There will be keynotes, group sessions for sharing expertise and best practices, and announcements of NNFS’...

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