Statistically, individual donors are the largest source of contributed revenue to nonprofit arts organizations. Asking people for money may seem like an awkward thing to do, but it is standard operating procedure among charities. The best way to start raising money is to craft an appeal or ask letter and send it to everyone you know. We provide a downloadable template on the My Fiscal Sponsorship page to help guide you in this process; however, before you send anything out asking for money or mentioning Fractured Atlas, our staff must approve the text you plan to use to ensure that you are accurately representing the relationship between your project and Fractured Atlas. If you receive donations in response to an unapproved solicitation, we may not be able to accept them and you may have to return them to your donors.
Please email your individual solicitations to firstname.lastname@example.org for approval. The most important thing we need to see when reviewing text is the correct version of the standard text included somewhere in the material.
To solicit donations on your website, please use the standard text and link your site to your donation page. You can find your unique link on the “My Fiscal Sponsorship” page by clicking “Donations” and the “Share/Embed” link. Online solicitation texts must also be approved by our staff (e.g. a donation page on your website, social media posts). Please send a link to your donation page to email@example.com to get the online donation text approved by our staff.
Text and website approvals must be sent to our staff for review at least five (5) business days before you plan to send them out. If there is anything problematic, we will contact you with the revisions that need to be made and ask you to resend for final approval.
Please do not use the following words in solicitation materials or on your website:
- fiscal agent
- fiscal agency
These words have specific legal meanings and do not accurately describe our fiscal sponsorship program.