Incubating for Impact: Considerations for Social Impact Leaders to Make the Most of Fiscal Sponsorship at Each Stage of Its Life Cycle
Over the past 15 years, we have supported the incubation of hundreds of social impact initiatives. Fiscal sponsorship comes with numerous benefits and considerations, but it’s almost never a static endeavor. In this paper, we map the life cycle of a fiscally sponsored project and suggest questions for project leaders and funders to explore at each stage. We hope that, with this paper, nonprofit leaders will be empowered to identify opportunities, anticipate challenges, and move more quickly and seamlessly toward fulfilling their missions.