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What You Need to Know About Fiscal Sponsorships

  • The Foundation Center-Atlanta 133 Peachtree Street, Lobby Suite 350 Atlanta, GA 30303 (map)

What is a fiscal sponsor? Does your organization need one? Have you been asked to become a fiscal sponsor?

Presented in collaboration with Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta

During this workshop, our speaker will discuss this arrangement under which a charitable project without 501(c)(3) status might benefit from the tax-exempt status and administrative support of a sponsoring organization, including:

  • The pros and cons of having a fiscal sponsor
  • The risks and benefits to the fiscal sponsor
  • How to avoid potential problems by entering into a fiscal sponsorship agreement

Rachel Epps Spears serves as Executive Director of Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, an organization that provides free legal assistance to nonprofits that serve low-income individuals and that cannot afford a lawyer. Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta matches eligible nonprofits with volunteer attorneys who can help address the organization’s legal needs. Since taking on its first client in September 2005, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta has matched about 650 nonprofit clients with over 1,500 attorney volunteers.  

Rachel serves as Chair of the State Bar of Georgia Nonprofit Law Section and is a member of the Public Interest Executive Roundtable of the Atlanta Bar Association. She has been recognized as one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite and the Daily Report’s On the Rise attorneys. In 2014, she received the EPIC Inspiration Award: Unsung Devotion to Those Most in Need awarded by Emory University. 

Prior to joining the Partnership, Rachel worked for eight years as an attorney in the public finance department at King & Spalding. An Atlanta native, Rachel graduated from Davidson College in 1993 with a degree in Political Science and received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1997.

Space is limited. Register online with the form below, in person, or by calling (404) 880-0094. Please register with your name as it appears on your id. Registrants requiring ASL signers or other disability-related services are asked to contact the Foundation Center at least two weeks in advance.

Upon arrival, you will be required to present your ID to obtain a visitor pass. Valid forms of ID include a driver’s license, passport, military ID, or business card. Please plan to arrive early and stop at the visitor services desk or the self-service kiosk in the main lobby to obtain a visitor pass.

Please arrive on time or your seat may be given away to others who are waiting to attend. If you need further information, please call (404) 880-0094.

Register Here.

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