Why, you wonder, should you take the time out of your day to do this? This report serves a number of purposes, all of which can benefit you and your ministry.
Your ministry is included in Unity Worldwide Ministries’ filing with the IRS. This maintains your not-for-profit status. We must have your ministries Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) number to include your ministry in the report.
Your attendance and finance numbers help us to formulate demographics for the ministries in the US and Canada. This allows us to spot trends in growth and determine how best to support you.
Your youth ministry and program information allows us to determine what products we need to produce and in what quantities.
Your statistics give us figures to use when we apply for grants to fund specific projects.
By sharing overall statistics, your ministry can determine where you are in your growth compared to other ministries, and where you might want to place your focus.
Your entry in the web Find a Ministry application is updated.
Frequently asked questions:
I have several numbers from various government offices, which is the EIN number?
Your Employer Identification Number (EIN) is the one you use to report payment of salary or contract payments on a W2 or 1099. It is in the format of xx-xxxxxxx. It is not 44-0668175. If you are using this number, you should stop. It is Unity Worldwide Ministries’ number and should not be used for reporting your payroll. It is also not a social security number. (xxx-xx-xxxx)
The form looks different. Why?
Over the past two years, we’ve listened to your feedback. Most of you preferred to format your own report. Some stated that the blanks were not large enough to write in. The previous form was designed for on-line completion. That technology didn’t work well for many of you. This new form allows you to complete it in the way that works best for you.
Why do we need to file by March 31 when our fiscal year is June 30?
We need to have a standard filing date to facilitate the data entry necessary to complete the IRS filing in April. It takes many hours to input the data you submit. Whether you send us a calendar or fiscal financial statement isn’t as important as doing so consistently.
We have our own 501c3 not-for-profit number. Why do we need to complete the report?
Your statistics, including your financials, are still important to us in calculating overall demographics of our ministries.
Does anyone else see our information?
The information contained in your specific report does not leave our offices. We share only overall figures with our Unity community, and your ministry’s name, address and EIN with the IRS.