For the comprehensive suite of acceleration services that Tides provides, including financial management, legal framework, and capacity-building support, social ventures pay only nine percent (9%) of their annual revenue.
A well-run independent nonprofit can expect to spend between 20-30% of annual revenue on administrative and overhead expenses. Tides Center fees are in line with other fiscal sponsors practicing similar models of fiscal sponsorship.
After the first year of activity, social ventures that exceed $1 million in operational activity can qualify for a reduced fee for revenue that exceeds $1 million.
The fee for all funding from government sources is fifteen percent (15%). The fee is higher for this type of funding because government grants entail significantly more auditing and reporting services.
Finally, social ventures need to be involved in the Tides Risk and Insurance program and reserve a minimum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) of gross annual revenue per year for operating liability. Social ventures are evaluated annually for increased exposure and fees may be adjusted.