Implementing Ethical Social Change

So You Want to Start A Non-Profit?

Or maybe you have one already?

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Inquiring Systems Inc. (ISI) provides direct 'hands-on' assistance to socially responsible organizations. We offer business management services and fiscal sponsorship, along with a wide variety of resources and collective wisdom. Since 1978, ISI has helped over 3700 clients successfully implement constructive social change. We also develop and manage our own projects around the world.

Fiscal Sponsorship

As a fiscal sponsor, we provide nonprofit clients with many tools and ingredients needed for economically viable, systemically grounded, wholehearted success. And we take care of the government stuff, too.

Business Management

Our business management services include ‘back office’ tasks, front office tools, and the fundamental wisdom necessary for successful implementation of your project. Integrated into our whole systems approach to business management are templates, training, and technical assistance.

Business Development & Resilience

Our development and resilience services are designed for businesses in difficult times. These services share the same goals as our Fiscal Sponsorship and Business Management Services: responsible, systemic, long-term viability and success. Sometimes this means helping you get back on your feet; sometimes we help wind things down gracefully.

Some Projects & Clients

ISI offers three main types of services: Fiscal Sponsorship, Business Management Services, and Development and Resilience. Here are a few of our clients and projects. You can see everyone on our Projects page. We also have some projects of our own, which we manage in-house.

Aire Logo

Citaslow Logo

CoFED Logo

Compression Institute Logo

Groasis Logo

Living Shaman Museum Logo

Local First Logo

Tri-CED Logo

VTS Logo

Worth a Dam Logo

Yogini Institute Logo

Harambee Logo

See Our Full Clients List

What People are Saying About ISI

  • Testimonial
    David Traub, Unity For

    I am honored and forever grateful to have met and worked with you, Loren. I deeply appreciate all that ISI has done for my dream to produce benefit concerts for the worthy/challenged.

  • Testimonial
    Heidi Perryman, Ph.D., President & Founder, Worth A Dam

    ISI has been enormously supportive, cheerful and accessible. I highly recommend them to other organizations that want to hit the ground running.

  • Testimonial
    Tasha Beauchamp, Cittaslow

    I really feel like ISI is a sponsor that takes it's umbrella/mentorship very deeply and sincerely to heart. You do a super job of looking out for us and helping us all to get better at what we do.

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us with any questions or project ideas. No idea or project is too large or too small for us to consider. (Please note: Inquiring Systems does not provide financial assistance, we support organizations to make the world a better place.)


Inquiring Systems Inc.
P.O. Box 2037, Sonoma, CA 95476

Contact Details

phone: 707-939-3900

Office Hours

9-00 AM to 6 PM
Monday to Friday

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