Hi! We’re taking our “Hope For Separated Men” ministry online. So, we need to raise funds for initial operating costs,
which means donations. We’ve already stated the paperwork, formed a board of directors, incorporated, and received
our taxpayer identification number, but, we need to get our 501(c)3 status approved so all monies donated are tax deductible.
And, according to the IRS, since we “wish to be treated as a private operating foundation,” in support of our application
to be treated as such, we need to provide either:
(1) “A copy of the written affidavit or opinion of counsel that sets forth facts concerning our operations and support
to demonstrate that we are likely to satisfy the requirements to be classified as a private operating foundation. This includes
a written affidavit or opinion from a certified public accountant or accounting firm with expertise regarding this tax law matter.”
(2) “A statement describing our proposed operations as a private operating foundation.”
So, we need of a CPA or accounting firm with expertise in Non-profits.
Can you help us?
Here’s a bit more about SMG…
The Separated Men’s Group has met weekly since mid-1990, to encourage, support, and pray with one another as we
endure the struggle of separation. We seek God's guidance with leaders who’ve been there, and found healing.
Here’s the problem, we've been asked by out-of-towners hundreds of times, "Where else do you meet?" And, the
answer has always been, "Unfortunately, we're the only group of this kind that we know of."
So, up until now, unless you can come to the church's main campus on Tuesday evenings from 7p - 9p, you're out of luck.
We’re going to change that.
We’re going to take SMG online and make it available for all separated men, everywhere.
This online community will be filled with great resources and connection opportunities using the very latest technology…
- Video presentations
- Downloadable printed materials
- Live online leader-led groups
- Private, live online fellowship groups
From the men whose lives you’ll help change - Thank you and may God bless you!