Vu Le and Josh Sattely Co-Author Open Letter to Tech Giants on Fiscal Sponsorship
Read the letter on Nonprofit Quarterly and help make our collective voice heard by doing the following:
1. Link to the NPQ article on your website and social media channels and encourage your fiscally sponsored programs to do the same.
2. Borrow from our letter templates (linked below) tailored to specific tech companies and encourage your community to send them out to any contacts they have at these companies as well as their via general inquiry forms.
Google for Nonprofits
3. Comment on the NPQ article (positive or negative, however you feel!)
4. If phone calls are your preferred advocacy approach, please proceed that way.
5. Additionally, NNFS is actively working with TechSoup to help them evolve their platform to support fiscally sponsored programs. TechSoup has set up a special email (Beyondc3@techsoup.org) and encourages you to send them your stories, frustrations, and words of encouragement which they will share with senior management and partner companies to further advocate for needed changes. Please do so and CC
firstname.lastname@example.org so we have a record of your advocacy efforts.
Amazon Letter Template
Please use this open letter template to send to your contacts at Amazon to encourage them update their practices around technology licensing for fiscal sponsors and their projects.
Google for Nonprofits Letter Template
Please use this open letter template to send to your contacts at Google to encourage them update their practices around technology licensing for fiscal sponsors and their projects.
Microsoft Letter Template
Please use this open letter template to send to your contacts at Microsoft to encourage them update their practices around technology licensing for fiscal sponsors and their projects.
Slack Letter Template
Please use this open letter template to send to your contacts at Slack to encourage them update their practices around technology licensing for fiscal sponsors and their projects.
Forbes: "Limited Fiscal Sponsorship: A New Tool In The Arsenal Of Social Enterprise"
Forbes writes on fiscal sponsorship as a tool for social enterprise and a way for both sponsors and projects to meet their missions and increase social good.
TSNE Executive Director Jonathan Spack Responds to Proposed IRS Form 1023-EZ
The Internal Revenue Service recently posted for comment a proposed Form 1023-EZ, which would radically change the application approval process for public charities. Third Sector New England Executive Director and NNFS Steering Committee Chair Jonathan Spack responds with the article "An Ill-advised 'Solution' to a Serious Problem".
June 18, 2013 In a historic move, the leaders of the country’s three leading sources of information on nonprofits – GuideStar, Charity Navigator, and BBB Wise Giving Alliance – penned an open letter to the donors of America denouncing the “overhead ratio” as a valid indicator of nonprofit performance.
Fiscal Sponsor Directory
The San Francisco Study Center maintains this directory of fiscal sponsors across the United States. The Fiscal Sponsor Directory is searchable by state, issue area, and keyword.
May 2013 article by Paul Vandeventer about the things we take for granted in infrastructure.
A Mission to Manage
April 2013 article from the Boston Herald about Future Chefs and how it values its relationship with Third Sector New England.
The Nonprofit as Nonstarter
This article appeared in the August 30, 2012 edition of the Wall Street Journal and explores fiscal sponsorship from the perspective of dance companies in New York City.
NNFS Appoints New Steering Committee Chair and Moves Home to Third Sector New England
Third Sector New England announced that its Executive Director, Jonathan Spack, will take over as chair of the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors (NNFS) Steering Committee for 2013-14.