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Fiscal Sponsorship 101

December 13, 2023 @ 10:30 am 12:00 pm

Want to learn more about fiscal sponsorship and how it can create opportunities for your organization or project?
Join professionals from New York’s Council of the Arts, Kelly Mathews and Rochelle Williams, as we share:
• What fiscal sponsorship is
• The roles and responsibilities of a fiscal sponsor vs. a sponsored project
• How entities without their 501c3 designation can receive charitable contributions?
• And more!

This will be a session over Zoom. Please RSVP ahead of time. Only those who RSVP will receive the Zoom link day-of.


Kelly S. MathewsChief Operating OfficerSr. V. P. Financial Management Group

Kelly has served nonprofit organizations for 26 years. Since 1998, she has led NYCON’s Financial Management Group, providing financial management technical assistance and training to nonprofit staff and boards of directors throughout New York State, both directly and via partnerships with New York State agencies and foundations. She also serves as NYCON’s Chief Operating Officer, providing leadership on NYCON’s organization-wide initiatives, public policy and infrastructure. Kelly’s areas of expertise include accounting information systems analysis, selection, conversion, implementation and training; fiscal procedures and internal control assessment and documentation; reporting and compliance assessment; the IRS form 990 and tax exempt issues and board/staff training and facilitation regarding nonprofit financial management, sustainability, reporting, and governance structures.

Kelly’s professional affiliations include membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, for whom she has served on its Not-for-Profit Committee since 2001 and co-chaired its Nonprofit Conferences in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2015-2017 and chaired in 2016.

Rochelle Williams

Rochelle Williams, with over 20 years in the nonprofit sector, serves as an Accounting Advisor and IT Administrator at the New York Council of Nonprofits Inc. (NYCON). In this dual role, she provides financial managements services to NYCON nonprofit members, and as Human Resources Coordinator and Accountant for NYCON’s affiliate, Good Causes, Inc., she delivers accounting, human resource, and grant management services. Rochelle, a graduate of the State University at Albany in Information Science & Technology and Accounting, holds certifications in Google Workspace Specialization, IT Support, and is a QuickBooks Online (QBO) Certified Professional.


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