Reimbursements and Ramp#

Our fiscal sponsor, CS&S, use a service called Ramp to handle all of our project billing and connect it with our grants.

If you’d like access to our Ramp account or need to use it, reach out to one of these people.

You can use the organization credit card

We have an organizational credit card to purchase things directly with 2i2c funds if you do not wish to file a reimbursement yourself. To do this, contact the Executive Director or the Partnerships Lead.

We do all of our reimbursements via our fiscal sponsor, CS&S. There is a different process for employees vs. contractors, see below for more details.

What can be reimbursed?#

We reimburse team members that take on expenses as part of doing their work, provided that these expenses are aligned with the mission and goals of 2i2c. Any reimbursement request will need to be approved by either CS&S or 2i2c’s Executive Director.

A good rule of thumb is to ask before you purchase something that you plan to reimburse in the future. As we understand our regular costs we will build a more sophisticated policy for what kinds of things can be reimbursed.

Currently, these are the expenses that we regularly reimburse:

  • Monthly / annual fees for online services that are used across the entire 2i2c team.

  • Cloud infrastructure costs incurred as part of our services.

  • Conference registration for conferences that we agree are in-scope for 2i2c’s attendance.

  • Travel: see Travel reimbursements.

  • Personal development / training for skills that are directly related to team responsibilities.

  • Infrequent equipment purchases for team members (computers, desks, etc) provided they are within a reasonable spend amount.

Travel reimbursements#

Below are a few guidelines for travel reimbursements with 2i2c:

  • 2i2c will cover the cost of travel to and from the event.

  • We’ll cover the cost of lodging for the day before or after.

  • For international travel, we can cover an extra day before to give more time to adjust.

  • It is fine if you are arriving / leaving from two different locations (e.g., if you intend on making a side-trip after the event). In this case, 2i2c will only cover the trip to / from the event, not the third leg.

And some general tips:

  • Try to find less-expensive tickets / housing if possible, but don’t strongly inconvenience yourself as a result.

  • If it’s important to stay earlier or later, ask the Executive Director and we might be able to make an exception.

Reimbursement for employees#

If you’re an employee, you can request a reimbursement via an invoice. To do so, see Send invoices to CS&S.

Reimbursement for contractors#

To reimburse expenses as a contractor, submit a separate line item on your monthly invoice, called Reimbursement - <item>.

See Send invoices to CS&S for instructions on how to submit an invoice.

This must be written into your contract

We need to include the following language in your contract to make this legal:

Expenses: Organization agrees to reimburse Independent Contractor for all expenses reasonably incurred in the performance of the Engagement and approved by Organization in advance, upon presentation of supporting receipts and documentation.

Reimbursement for our 2i2c credit card#

If you purchase something with our 2i2c credit card, the transaction will show up in Ramp. Someone with Administrator privileges in our Ramp account must approve any transactions that are made with Ramp. Here is the process that we follow for this:

  1. Go to the Ramp inbox. This should list any items that need action from you or others.

  2. If it is empty, then there’s nothing to do!

  3. If it has items for Review, click on each one and follow the prompts to include any important missing information.

Send receipts to Ramp via e-mail#

Ramp has the ability to automatically scan receipts via e-mail and attach them to purchases. This can drastically speed up the process of approving recurring transactions.

  • Make a purchase with our card.

  • Use an e-mail that is attached to our account.

  • Receive an e-mail with a receipt (e.g. as an attached PDF, or in-line text).

  • Forward the e-mail to

Ramp should scan the e-mail and automatically attach the receipt to the proper expense. See the Ramp receipt detection documentation for more details.