In this episode attorney Zoe Hunton, shares her experience on fiscal sponsorship, a unique tool that can increase access to funding, validity, and resources for social enterprises.
It’s fantastic to reconnect with Zoe for this episode. She was first joined as guest on the Impact Podcast in 2014 where she discussed her own story and path into social impact law and the decision to launch her own practice, Hunton Law, dedicated to the space. You can listen to her first interview here.
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Meet Zoe Hunton
” This was recorded back on day 21 of a 30 Day Impact Podcast Project! “. Today, you will meet Zoe Hunton, Founder of Hunton Law —they help to select appropriate legal entity to maximize both purpose and profit, based on the venture’s business model, sources of capital, goals of the founders, and other key startup considerations.
Zoe graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology with Honors. She received a law degree from UC Davis with a Certificate in Public Service. Zoe is licensed to practice law in California.
Zoe also serves on the Board of Directors of Community Initiatives in San Francisco, which provides comprehensive sponsorship services to community benefit projects.
It is a formal arrangement in which a 501(c)(3) public charity sponsors a project that may lack exempt status. This alternative to starting your own nonprofit allows you to seek grants and solicit tax-deductible donations under your sponsor’s exempt status.
Here are a few useful links to take away:
- A book on Fiscal Sponsorship, 6 Ways to Do it Right
- Services provided by Hunton Law, “Hunton Law Services”
- Previous interview with Zoe, “Interview with Zoe Hunton, Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Attorney”