Tag: Church Paperwork
Payroll Protection Program for Church Plants – Tips & Tactics
by Patrick Bradley: The US government has approved a stimulus package to help small businesses and nonprofits across the country. And it’s OK to use the Payroll Protection Program for church plants. Have you seen the daily webinars about this? It’s been a fast moving target since the government wrote […]
What Happens When You Don’t File a Nonprofit Annual Report with Your State
by Patrick Bradley: Almost every state has an ongoing nonprofit annual report requirement for nonprofit corporations such as churches. This is business you need to take care of regularly. Or this could happen… Almost every year I get a panicked phone call or email from one of my churches. They’ve […]
20 Steps to Children’s Ministry Safety for Your Church Plant
by Patrick Bradley: Children’s ministry safety in your church plant is serious business. But it doesn’t have to be mysterious. Here are 20 practical steps to stellar children’s ministry safety: No question, Jesus holds children in high regard. I’d say that churches in the US do, too, though we haven’t […]
11 Church Plant Health Insurance Options (yes, eleven!)
by Patrick Bradley: Turns out there are lots of church plant health insurance options. It’s still a little complicated, but you have more options than ever to choose from. Here’s an overview as a springboard to your research. If you’re a new church hiring staff or an established church that’s […]
How to Get a Church Nonprofit Authorization Number and Save Thousands
The following is a guest post by Holly Goff, production manager at d2design, which specializes in direct mail solutions tailored to churches and their goals. Chances are, you’re planning to use direct mail at some point in your church’s marketing plan. It’s cost-effective and maintains great response rates: Once again, […]
How to Save $450 by NOT Getting a Church Bulk Mail Permit
by Patrick Bradley: If you’re sending out direct mail to announce the launch of your weekly services, save $450 and don’t open a church bulk mail permit (but still get all the benefits using this secret). There are two permits required to get the lowest postage rate for your church […]
How Much Money CAN Church Plant Postal Permits Save You?
by Patrick Bradley: In addition to your community service and word of mouth marketing, you’re thinking about sending out direct mail postcards to your community to announce the Grand Opening of your church plant. You could potentially save thousands of dollars in one mailing with church plant postal permits. A […]
Do Church Boards Have to Use Robert’s Rules of Order?
by Patrick Bradley: A church planter challenged me recently on whether church boards have to use Robert’s Rules of Order to conduct meetings. I started digging around and opened a whole can of worms. His question came from a common place: I haven’t met a church planter yet that likes […]
Beware of a Fake Annual Report Notice in Your Mail
by Patrick Bradley: The tricksters are back at it, mailing out a fake annual report notice to unsuspecting churches. Here’s what they’re up to, how to spot it, and what to do. Depending on your state (see my growing reference list), your church corporation has to file some kind of […]
Churches Can Reimburse Health Insurance Premiums Again – But is It Worth It?
by Patrick Bradley: Some churches used to reimburse health insurance premiums as a benefit to their employees. The passage of the Affordable Care Act initially made that illegal – they wanted all employers to offer group health insurance to their employees. But now the 21st Century Cures Act has made […]