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Partnership Agreements: Navigating Fiscal Sponsorship

  • NMC University Center Room 7 2200 Dendrinos Drive Traverse City, MI, 49684 United States (map)

Are you a nonprofit who wants to partner with other nonprofits or individuals by accepting donations on their behalf? Or do you want to ask a nonprofit to accept donations to sponsor your community-good projects? Lawyers (and the IRS) call that a "fiscal sponsorship."

This session will cover the legal and pragmatic basics of fiscal sponsorships; when it is good idea (given your values, brand alignment, program impact and engagement goals); and best practices for partnership. You will receive a basic template fiscal sponsorship agreement and may also sign up for discounted one-on-one review of an agreement for your organization with Commonplace Law.

About the Instructor:

Megan Olds founded Parallel Solutions, which offers consulting services related to community development and engagement, strategic business planning, fundraising, and partnership coordination. Kate Redman, with Commonplace Law, is an attorney specializing in 501(c)(3) nonprofit legal issues.