• How it Works

    1

    Fiscal Sponsorships

    Members who are accepted into our incubator can solicit public donations and apply for foundation grants. We handle all the administrative paperwork with IRS compliance, including disclosures, so members can focus on their programs. More information on fiscal sponsorships can be found through the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors.

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    Network & Toolbox

    Our team ensures that members operate their projects effectively and thrive in the fast-changing world. We provide our members with a network of volunteers, experts, and advisors. Through the strategic planning process in the toolbox, we work with you to determine the best structure (nonprofit, social enterprise, Benefit Corp, etc.)

    3

    Technology

    Through Givsum, Inc., you can promote the project mission in a digital marketplace, create opportunities for individuals to donate, volunteer, and attend events. Instantly reach new donors in the marketplace and accept funding. (If accepted to the incubator, the project will be required to use the Givsum, Inc. platform for digital transactions.)

    4

    Costs

    Nonprofits and social enterprises pay an initial setup fee of $500 and any applicable Givsum, Inc. platform transaction costs (click here for Givsum, Inc. fees).

  • Application

    Fill out the application process below

  • Team

    Chrissy Obermeyer

    Givsum Foundation

    Director

    Dear Social Entrepreneur,

    Starting a nonprofit can be difficult, and often requires significant time and resources. We understand this challenge and want to help. If you have an amazing idea that you believe can make a big impact in the community, then please complete the application and let's schedule a meeting. Let's start making an impact together today!

    Cheers, Chrissy

  • Contact Us

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