What Philanthropy Needs to Know About Fiscal Sponsorships

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
1 - 2pm

Much has changed since 2020, most significantly in the nonprofit sector. The pandemic forced many organizations to pivot and rethink how they will continue to serve their constituents and it also led to opportunities for new emerging efforts to serve communities that may have never been served. As philanthropy has tried to meet the demand of emerging needs, there is a growing need to respond quickly to opportunities. This workshop will explore the legalities of the fiscal sponsor relationship and what philanthropy needs to be thinking of as they try to respond to situations requiring creative solutions.

Michael Jonas
Owner & Principal Attorney
Rational Unicorn Legal Services

Prior to founding Rational Unicorn Legal Services PC, Michael spent significant time engaged with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office, filing new patent, trademark, and copyright applications and maintaining existing ones. Currently, his focus is centered around building and maintaining Rational Unicorn Legal Services as a firm to bring together legal services and building community.

Passionate about community engagement, Michael dedicates time to volunteering with several nonprofit organizations. He currently serves on three nonprofit boards: New Leaders Council (NLC), the hub for progressive Millennial thought leadership; The Main Street Alliance of Oregon, the local chapter of a national network of state-based small business coalitions; and The Sean Goodman Foundation for the Performing Arts. In his free time, Michael enjoys hiking, reading political articles, watching movies, and spending time with his boyfriend, Andy, and their dogs, Edison and Ginsburg. Michael also hosts and co-produces a podcast called, “All of Your Business.”

Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Time: 1 – 2pm
Cost: Members $25 / Nonmmembers $45

This program is open to members and nonmembers. If you are a nonmember you may register by contacting us at info@gosw.org.