Fiscal Sponsorship One interim option for an emerging
organization is to work under the umbrella of a fiscal sponsor. A
fiscal sponsor is an existing, tax-exempt, nonprofit organization
that is willing to take legal responsibility and provide support to
the new organization. OPGD may be able to help an organization identify a fiscal
Corporate Sponsors Corporations may provide cash and/or in-kind contributions.
In-kind contributions are generally services (printing,
administrative, etc.), human capital, office space, etc.
Donations Donation types vary from
asking for monetary and in-kind gifts to finding the appropriate
software to track the donations. Other types include online
fundraising, charitable trusts, individual donors and raffles.
In some instances corporations offer donations in the form of staff
time, by donating their employees to nonprofit organizations for a
certain period of time.
A membership program can help a nonprofit increase revenues and create relationships for the organization.
It always helps if the organization has something of value to give away to its members.
The most common membership benefit is a newsletter. The newsletter should offer useful and interesting
information about the organization, programs, and membership benefits. Many organizations are now using the Internet to
disseminate information to users for a fee. The trick is to tailor a membership program so it provides
reasons for people to join.