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INN Webinar: From Fiscal Sponsorship to Independent Nonprofit

September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT


Navigating the "graduation" from fiscal sponsorship to running your own 501(c)3 is a critical juncture for many nonprofit news organizations.  More than a third of INN members are fiscally sponsored, whether by community groups, INN or other 501(c)3s. If you anticipate starting up an organization under sponsorship, are sponsored now or recently struck out on your own following sponsorship, this training will help you determine when to go independent and how to do it in a way that maximizes your success and impact.


This training is free to INN members and $30 per person for non-members. It is designed for executive directors, operations and finance leaders and board members of organizations that are sponsored now or recently activated their own 501(c)3.



By attending this webinar, organization leaders will better understand:

  • How to decide if separation is right for their organization: What should go into the decision-making process? (Hint: it's not all about the money)
  • What goes into a successful separation: What are the major steps of the separation process? (including timing and cost estimates)
  • What it means to be on your own: What are the responsibilities and costs that newly separated nonprofits assume from their fiscal sponsors?


About the presenter

Andrew Schulman is principal at Schulman Consulting, an advisory and consulting practice that specializes in assisting nonprofits and fiscally sponsored projects with strategic and operational challenges. Andrew’s combined nonprofit leadership experience and for-profit background have led him to develop an analytical approach to problem solving and an ability to find solutions that account for both impact and efficiency.

Formerly, Andrew was the Deputy Director of Los Angeles-based nonprofit Baby2Baby, where he oversaw the organization’s core programming along with its administrative and planning functions – putting systems and processes in place to help the organization nearly double the number of children it served annually. He led Baby2Baby’s successful separation from its fiscal sponsor of eight years. Andrew also has served in operations, strategy, product and marketing roles in the news, media and marketing industries at companies including The Los Angeles Times, Edelman and The Walt Disney Company.

Please note: This is an online training. You will receive a link to the meeting via email after registering.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT) - Add to Calendar


September 20
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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