The Associate Ministers Partnership

The Associate Ministers Partnership

There are serious problems in the world today, the social issues that surround us are massive and charitable organizations are tiny by comparison.  Most of the time it feels like organizations are just throwing pebbles at giant problems! But there is a story in the Bible that tells how a young man with a pebble was able to kill a giant. The Associate Ministers… Read More

Creating A Case Statement

Creating A Case Statement

A Case Statement is the first document that you will need to develop for your non-profit strategy, but it is always a work in progress as your project develops.  It is the single most important document because all other marketing, ministry and fundraising documentation will be developed from your Case Statement.  In the world of fundraising, telling a goodRead More

Fiscal Sponsorship

Fiscal Sponsorship

NEW YORK, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Even if you have a brilliant idea for a new charity, your altruistic intentions could get derailed by a morass of complicated 501(c)3 tax rules and regulations.

There is an alternative, however. Consider piggybacking onto an existing organization’s infrastructure and tax status, a process known as fiscal sponsorship.Read More

Give A Man A Fish

Give A Man A Fish

“Give a man a fish and he can eat for a day, but teach a man how to fish and he can eat for a lifetime”.  As wise as that proverb is, it leaves out one very important point, if a man knows how to fish, but he does not have a boat, a fishing pole, fishing equipment or bait, he is not going to catch any fish!  

Many organizations supply fish.  People are in need and these organizationsRead More

How To Start A Successful Project With The Associate Ministers Partnership

How To Start A Successful Project With The Associate Ministers Partnership

1.     WHY – Why do you want to set up a project?  It helps if you start with something that you really care about and are willing to spend time to develop.

2.     WHAT – What are you raising money for and what is your funding goal?  Be specific about what you are doing, how much money you need and how the money will be used.

3.     HOW – … Read More

The Choice Between Doing Well And Doing Good

The Choice Between Doing Well And Doing Good

Today we have massive social issues that need to be solved, yet a tiny nonprofit sector assembled to address these significant social problems. The way that we think about charity and nonprofit organizations is wrong and we are undermining the causes that we love. Charity is the marketplace for love and we have handicapped our organizational effectiveness… Read More

Planning For Royalty or Other Income Outside the Church For Pastors

Planning For Royalty or Other Income Outside the Church For Pastors

THE PROBLEM:

Royalty income, honorariums for speaking or teaching or other earned income are generally classified as ordinary income and are taxed at the highest tax rate.  Outside income, like royalties, can fluctuate based on circumstances.  Many times, when the income is received and the amount of income received in a year, is generally not under the… Read More

10 Funding Models For Nonprofits

10 Funding Models For Nonprofits

I recently read an article that discussed different types of funding models that could be used by nonprofit organizations and so I decided that I would assemble my top 10. The only real strategy for most nonprofits seems to be, “let’s raise more money this year than we did last year!” For stability, an organization needs to have a predictable… Read More