WHAT IT IS
Our fiscal sponsorship program is one of the many ways that Creative Visions supports creative activists - those that utilize the power of the arts and media to inspire positive social change, particularly in the areas of human rights, the environment, and youth and education.
With Creative Visions as your fiscal sponsor, we can provide your project with access to grants and tax-deductible contributions without you having to go through the time-consuming and administrative challenges of establishing a 501(c)(3) organization. These projects can accept tax-deductible donations online, by check, in-kind, and through grants.
HOW IT WORKS
Creative Visions retains a percentage of all funds raised to cover legal, accounting and administrative costs. These rates begin at 7% and tier correlative to the amount of funds raised. Please reference the rates below:
RATE PROJECT BUDGET
*Merchant service processing fees are additional 3.2 – 4.5% via Classy (i.e. AMEX/VISA/MasterCard)
1. ONLINE DONATIONS
Access to Classy, the leading online donation and fundraising platform for nonprofits
2. INTRODUCTORY CONSULTATION
Upon acceptance, you may set up a phone call with the Creative Visions team to discuss your project
3. FUNDRAISING TOOLS
Reference resource guides through Creative Visions and Classy
Access to the custom-built online creative activist’s project management portal CAPShare
5.PROJECT MANAGER + SUPPORT
Access to a Creative Visions staff member who will respond to any inquiries within 72 hours
6. WEEKLY TECHCORE CALL
Creative Visions TechCore hosts a weekly open call exclusively for fiscally sponsored projects - bring your questions!
7. ASSETS OF THE NETWORK
Access the community and online resources within the Creative Activist Network
8. EXCLUSIVE EDUCATIONAL EVENTS
Connect with other fiscally sponsored projects at panels, summits, and events
HOW TO APPLY
To qualify for fiscal sponsorship,follow our simple 2 steps…
Step One: JOIN the Creative Activist Network
Step Two: SUBMIT an online application for approval
When submitting an application, keep in mind:
- The non-refundable application fees are:
$85 for general application
$165 for expedited application (fiscal sponsorship provided in under 3 business days)
- The application requires a detailed budget - please don't forget to attach!
- Tangible fundraising strategies may include the demonstration of donor pipeline, high-potential prospects, a crowdfunding strategy, an upcoming event, or the intent to apply for a grant.