According to Open Collective, a fiscal sponsor could be any legal entity, including an individual, since a human being is a legal entity. So the fiscal sponsor could be a for-profit entity such as an LLC or corporation as well.
Since Aragon software is open-source and somewhat experimental, I feel that a nonprofit fiscal sponsor is more suitable and makes it easier to collect donations from companies.
What we could do is this:
Create an offering to collect contributions:
*$500 monthly contribution or
*$4500 annual contribution (savings of $1500 if paid annually)
(The above amounts could be increased or tiered contribution levels could be offered.)
The initial monthly contribution of $500 paid to DAO Consultants via a fiscal sponsor would include:
*Initial one-on-one consultation (four hours worth) about possible use of an Aragon DAO
*assistance with onboarding and implementing an Aragon DAO, including basic technical assistance
Out of this $500 collected, $350 would be paid to the actual DAO consultant(s) who do the work.
In addition, if contributors contribute on a monthly or annual basis, they would be entitled to participate in public speaking and networking opportunities and an online forum for sharing ideas, and receive a 30% discount off Aragon premium publications, events, conferences, and virtual exhibitions, etc.
Note that Aragon will always have a rich repository of free information and open-source tools available to the public.
If a contributor requires more than four hours of consultation, then the contributor (could be a project, corporate entity, or individual) has the option of executing a consulting agreement with an individual DAO consultant directly (now that they know each other). DAO Consultants could provide lawyer-approved consulting agreement templates for this purpose.
If DAO Consultants takes off, then it could later form its own legal entity if desired or voted upon by members. Perhaps the state of DAOs could have evolved further by then and there could be other options available enabling DAOs to interface with the real world via fiat and other channels.
Before DAO Consultants achieves its own legal status, the fiscal sponsor would only be in charge of funds collection and disbursement, leaving all creative, administrative, and operational decisions in the hands of the DAO and its members.
What do you think? Happy to hear any countervailing points of view.