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More Than the Money: Fiscal Sponsorship’s Unrealized Potential


Informing Change’s explored the issue of fiscal sponsorship; how the practice currently supports nonprofit sector work, how donors and funders perceive it, how it still holds untapped potential for public problem solving.

Fiscal sponsorship—as it exists and as it could be—has a place in the independent-sector toolbox for the 21st century, but current perceptions are limiting its application and effectiveness.

In this brief we suggest that fiscal sponsorship be considered within a larger question: How do we make the sector more effective at lower cost and with more effective collective action?