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Colorado Nonprofit Development Center:

A Partner for Nonprofit Innovation, Efficiency and Accountability


Welcome to the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (CNDC). We are the only nonprofit in the region designed specifically to provide comprehensive fiscal sponsorship to charitable organizations under the umbrella of our 501(c)(3).

When charitable organizations join our 501(c)(3), we provide robust back-office support and expert organizational guidance to equip them for success and strengthen their ability to impact the communities they serve.

We maintain an in-house staff of experienced nonprofit management experts as well as experts in accounting, finance, human resources and compliance.

12 Ways to Identify Responsible Fiscal Sponsorship

When evaluating a direct model fiscal sponsorship relationship, we encourage you to ask the following questions:

  1. Is the fiscal sponsor leadership familiar with NNFS fiscal sponsorship best practices? These practices reflect the highest operational standards for any organization operating in the public interest.
  2. Does the fiscal sponsor’s exempt purpose allow for the Project activities? Some Project activities may not qualify for fiscal sponsorship under a particular sponsor.
  3. Is there is a written agreement in place that includes detail on fiscal sponsor fees and charges?
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