Fractured Atlas relies on our fiscally sponsored projects to do the legwork of raising funds to support their artistic work. Fiscal sponsorship is about providing you with tools that open doors to funding opportunities, but you will still need to put in the effort to find funders. We offer educational resources to help you become a better fundraiser, fundraising templates to use in outreach efforts, and our staff is available during business hours to answer your questions. You're also welcome to ask our staff for feedback on your fundraising activities. Our fiscal sponsorship team presents webinars covering topics related to fundraising and we offer a free one-hour consultation on fundraising to our projects each year. If you're new to fundraising, check out our webinars and events for professional development opportunities.
Fractured Atlas's fiscal sponsorship program is non-exclusive, so as far as we're concerned, you're welcome to have more than one fiscal sponsor. Some other fiscal sponsors, however, are exclusive, so always be sure to ask when inquiring about their program.
Fiscally sponsored projects of Fractured Atlas might pursue a second sponsorship if a funder has certain geographic restrictions. For example, if a funder in the San Francisco Bay Area will only award grants to fiscal sponsors based in the Bay Area, a project might need to find a second fiscal sponsor locally in order to be eligible for grants from that funder.
As a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, your fundraising efforts will be focused on generating contributed revenue by cultivating relationships with individual donors, your community, institutional funders, and corporate sponsors.
Contributed vs. Earned Revenue
"Contributed revenue" refers to gifts made freely without receiving any goods or services in exchange. Donations and grants are examples of contributed revenue. Fractured Atlas will accept contributed revenue (including nonmonetary donations) for the charitable purposes of our projects.
For the donor, the difference between contributed revenue and earned revenue is that only charitable contributions are eligible for a tax deduction. Payments for goods or services don't qualify because what the donor receives is equal in value to what the donor pays, taking away any charitable intent.
Generally, Fractured Atlas only accepts earned revenue in the case of partially deductible donations. You should plan to have earned revenue made payable directly to your company.