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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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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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Get It in Writing

Get It in Writing

The importance of having a real fiscal sponsorship agreement By Steven R. Chiodini Of Counsel, Adler & Colvin Fiscal sponsorship can be tremendously useful for charitable entrepreneurs who want to test‑drive a new concept, are waiting on an IRS determination letter, or simply don’t want to deal with the administrative slog of running a charity themselves. And it doesn’t require an...

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When an Endangered Species Needs Scientific Help — The University-Sponsored Project

When an Endangered Species Needs Scientific Help — The University-Sponsored Project

Those of us who care about wildlife facing extinction often receive mail from major environmental organizations featuring the monarch butterfly or the white rhino or the cheetah or the polar bear. The mail, a compelling fundraising apparatus, often uses a different animal as a poster child every month or so. But what if we want to support an organization committed to the survival of a specific...

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Scott Ranch proposal moves to City Council

Scott Ranch proposal moves to City Council

In December 2020, Greg Colvin posted a story about an environmental project he and dozens of his Petaluma, Calif., neighbors have been shepherding through the local land use system since 2005. The Kelly Creek Protection Project was reaching a critical juncture at that posting. “As 2021 begins,” he wrote, “we’re hopeful everything will fall into place.” This...

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Fiscally sponsored projects helped get out the vote in Georgia

Fiscally sponsored projects helped get out the vote in Georgia

Party control of the U.S. Senate hung in the balance as we waited for Georgia to announce the results of yesterday’s critical runoff election. Besides candidates, parties and PACs campaigning for their sides, many nonprofits actively worked to increase voter awareness and participation for this election. The 501(c)(3) charities, of course, had to remain nonpartisan, but their urging of people to...

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