Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs
It’s been a pleasure to work with Andrew in a variety of ways since we were first introduced many years ago. He is easy to talk to and can relate to challenges in the field of fiscal sponsorship. He understands the perspective of both the sponsor, funder and project so his problem-solving skills enable an organization to navigate matters while keeping the interests of all parties at the forefront of the solution. His in-depth knowledge on tech platforms has been incredibly valuable to SEE, as we could not have finalized the Google Workspace integration without his services.
Jennifer Hoffman, Executive Director
Institute for Nonprofit News
Schulman Consulting helped our organization quickly reframe a fiscal sponsorship program that provides critical support to our nonprofit sector through independent, reliable sponsorship. Andrew took apart what was originally set up as a temporary sponsorship plan and put it back together as a long-term, sustainable program, updating terms and functions. Our board’s response: “Excellent.” Andrew helped our organization reframe a money-bleeding, temporary sponsorship program as a long-term sustainable venture so that we can continue to support great nonprofit startups. He applied smart operational and financial analysis and was able not only to address the operational needs, but help us think through where sponsorship fit in our strategy and strengthen it as part of our mission. Andrew is easy to work with, highly informed in fiscal sponsorship and he brings a broader nonprofit business perspective to the task. That can help not only fiscal sponsors but organizations preparing to leave sponsorship and strike out on their own as independent nonprofits.
Sue Cross, Executive Director and CEO
My deep and sincere thanks for all the work you did for and the guidance you have us relating to the spin-off. From the moment you came in — to a difficult situation fraught with an extra degree of tension — you have been nothing but calm, thoughtful, thorough and organized. That was precisely what we needed and you provided it. Your expertise and professionalism were indispensable and your warmth and humor were as welcome as anything. On behalf of all of us at The Sentry, thank you.
David Frankel, Acting Executive Director
Andrew was extremely helpful during a time of transition for our organization. He very clearly laid out options for us, thoroughly explaining their pluses and minuses. His guidance was instrumental in our transition. On top of the excellent advice, he was super communicative and easy to work with. I strongly recommend working with Andrew to understand the landscape of fiscal sponsorship and what may work best for your organization’s needs.
Erika Owens, Program Director
Andrew really broadened our horizons and helped us understand the full picture of fiscal sponsorship. And helped us find a great new sponsor for our organization.
Molly Cottrell, Program Director
Alaska Fellows Project
Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, Founder
Austin 2030 Project
Andrew generated a number of options and one especially strong Model A fiscal sponsorship match for our fledgling collective impact initiative. In addition to ensuring our technical needs and time frame constraints would be met, he understood that our effort had a certain ethos that also needed/deserved the right partner. The value of the latter cannot be overstated.
Melanie Mullan, Strategic Advisor