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Should You Use Your Group’s Umbrella 501c3 Exemption?

by Patrick Bradley: Some church groups and denominations have set up an umbrella 501c3 exemption for their churches. There are pros and cons for your church plant if you choose this option. 501c3 is the official nonprofit, tax-exempt status of a charity that allows you to accept charitable donations, issue […]

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Get These 3 Free Products from Google for Nonprofits

by Patrick Bradley: Google has plenty of free* products generally, but there are a few premium services they offer only to qualifying nonprofits. Check out these 3 free things you get from Google for Nonprofits: Unfortunately, the first thing they do in your application process is ping the IRS’s online […]

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Maximize these 3 Amazon Nonprofit Programs for Your Church

by Patrick Bradley: Amazon is generous to nonprofits. Here are some ideas to maximize 3 of their Amazon nonprofit programs for your church. Two of the three programs may require you to have your 501c3 Determination Letter back from the IRS. So if you haven’t already filed, here’s yet another […]

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Do We Need a Church Website Privacy Policy?

by Patrick Bradley: A church website privacy policy would be a page on your website that explains how your church  collects personal information and how you use it. Even an initial site for your supporters might be set up to collect information. Most church websites offer some or all of […]

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When Does a Management Team Win?

By Patrick Bradley: What is the end game for a church plant Management Team? When does a Management Team win? Understanding the Management Team win is important in recruiting team members and in keeping everyone shooting at the same target. You’ll have a Management Team for several years and even […]

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4 Reasons You Need a Church Plant Management Team

by Patrick Bradley: A church plant Management Team plays several crucial roles in supporting the planter during the early stages of the new church. Go without a Management Team and you’ll be at risk for the following reasons. If you’re starting a legally autonomous church congregation, you should not be […]

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12 Church Sub-Calendars You Need Today

Church sub-calendars are a great way to keep everything organized at your church. Setting them up is relatively easy and it solves the following 3 problems. Whether or not you’re a program-driven church, there are things that happen in the life of your church each year. Keeping them all straight […]

Launch Plan Tip #288 — Select Church Name

Every legal entity must have a name. In the case of the church, the name communicates many things about who you are. The name of the church should flow directly out of your philosophy of ministry. Once you have defined the mission, vision and core values for the church, you’re […]