Legal Series: Fiscal Sponsorships - Best Practices and Common Pitfalls

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am EDT
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC
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*Registration for this program is currently at capacity. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email*

This program is a part of a four-part Legal Programs Series from our 2016 PNY Core Curriculum:

Fiscal sponsorship has evolved as an effective and efficient mode of starting new nonprofits, seeding social movements, and delivering public services.  Fiscal sponsorship has become a popular, widespread and a reputable vehicle for a flexible and immediate response to a range of activities from arts to environmental activism to international aid.  Over the years, corporate, foundation and individual donors have partnered with fiscal sponsors to create and fund projects, develop new grantmaking programs and build funding collaboratives.  However, the dos and don’ts are often still unclear to the parties involved:  funders, fiscal sponsors and project directors.

Come hear from a panel of experts with a wide-ranging experience in assisting with fiscal sponsorships and learn how you can maximize your ability to support creative and important projects from nonexempt organizations.

  • What fiscal sponsorship encompasses
  • How to practice fiscal sponsorships legally
  • Best practices in fiscal sponsorships – compliance, record-keeping, decision-making
  • Transitioning projects or spinning off
  • Opportunities and risks


Designed for

All interested funders. 


8:45 - 9:00 AM  Check-in
9:00 - 11:00 AM  Program
Registration is required by June 7.
Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)
Non-Member Funders: Please email ($150 fee)
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