The International Documentary Association (IDA) believes that the power and artistry of the documentary art form are vital to cultures and societies globally, and primary call is to serve the needs of those who create this art form. Since 1998, their fiscal sponsorship program has helped hundreds of independent documentaries get funded and finished! Last year IDA filmmakers raised over 3 million dollars to get their documentaries made and seen. They work with films in all stages of production, including supporting filmmakers through the crucial phases of distribution and outreach. Through the Indiegogo Partnership, IDA offers our sponsored projects the opportunity to utilize the power of a dynamic crowd funding platform while offering a valuable tax deduction to donors.
What is Fiscal Sponsorship?
Fiscal Sponsorship is a financial and legal system by which a legally recognized 501(c)(3) public charity (such as International Documentary Association) provides limited financial and legal oversight for a campaign initiated independently by an artist. That campaign might be a one-time project or an independent artist or even an arts organization that does not have its own 501(c)(3) status. Once sponsored in this way, the campaign is eligible to solicit and receive grants and tax-deductible contributions that are normally available only to 501(c)(3) organizations.
Benefits of Joining International Documentary Association on Indiegogo
Joining an Indiegogo partner is a great way to link your campaign to a larger organization while remaining a part of the thriving Indiegogo marketplace. Millions of dollars have been raised through Indiegogo Partner Pages. Additionally, joining International Documentary Association makes it easy to offer tax deductions on contributions.