A Big Thank You To our sister in Christ Barbara Wall for asking this question and forcing me to think about what might be in other folks minds when we ask them to participate in our Ministry.
Why isn’t your entity a non-profit?
Thank you so much for asking.
My wife and I supported many of the startup CENTRAL WISCONSIN TEA Party Groups and also founded the Green Bay TEA Party.
GBTP for example, became a 501(c)4 because so many people SAID they would donate if we spent the $1400.00 to become one in order to protect their identity, a 501(c)4 is protected from IRS snooping donors are protected.
The actual result was that GBTP received $200.00 from THOSE people!
So much for being a good steward...
GBTP Also had yearly costs.
Each time we filed with the State it Cost Us an additional $50. per year. THATS NOT ALL! There were 2 other State Fee Licenses that applied, the cost of hosting websites, mailings, event overhead etc, etc.
Therefore It actually COST US More to maintain the Government Controlled Non-Profit Status than we took in!
We were sold on the principal of protecting our donors through a (c)4...
We became a (c)4 to PROTECT the people that SAID they would donate thinking there was no other way to do this. As a (c)4 does NOT have to Report who gave GBTP money and what GBTP used it for except in general terms like Social Education Stuff like GOTV!
Ok... ALL THAT aside The Government messed with us for 2 years before the IRS would recognize us... We had to engage our Congressman and File complaints AGAINST the IRS by joining other Group Law Suites ETC...
THAT ALL COST TIME EXTRA EFFORT AND MONEY AS WELL!
THE REAL SOLUTION:
We were finally able to find an attorney schooled in IRS abuses who referred us directly to the IRS CODE that explains that a Church or Ministry DOES NOT NEED A 501(c)3 or (c)4 /status… in fact, if they DO get a (c)3 Status that is a stronger argument for the FED to engage the Johnson Amendment which is a gag order in effect!
We humbly ask that you join our ministry.
Please fellowship with us.
DONATE: Thank You.
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; 57 but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through
our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord,
knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Cor. 15:57-58
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. 10 So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith. Galatians 6:9-10
My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back, 20 let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. James 5:19-20