Y Combinator plans to run a test involving 3,000 families in Oakland, California to assess the impact of providing families a “basic income” of $1,000 a month. The pilot’s launch has been complicated, but the trial is now slated to begin next year.
It is difficult to identify exactly when an organization has come into existence. A general rule is that a nonprofit is born the moment it has been officially registered by the IRS, but this article argues that “the emergence of a new nonprofit organization is better understood as a process rather than a discrete event or state. Specifically, reducing nonprofit birth to the act of registration is to simplify and ignore critical aspects of the organizing process.”
Incubators in Silicon Valley and other high-tech, startup-heavy areas are common. Less common are incubators in struggling areas like Stowe and McKees Rocks, two struggling suburbs of Pittsburgh. That, however, is the space where Launch Sto-Rox is operating in the hopes of revitalizing the communities.
This examination of some of the practical considerations and tradeoffs of fiscal sponsorship introduces a new partnership between NPQ and NVSQ to produce articles that are a research-to-practice bridge (and vice versa).