When I wrote the articles for my Non-profit corporation I was in the mindset of not for profit. Subsequently, it didn’t take off because everyone I enlisted had to go back to work the next day. My federal corporation is dormant. I keep it around because it reminds me of my ideals.
In order to create a not for profit corporation, it has to fall into one of four purposes.
1. Religious Organization
2. Community Development
4. Relief of Poverty
In order to create a for profit corporation, it only has to fall into one purpose.
1. Generate Profit for shareholders.
It doesn’t matter if it harms the environment, lays people off, puts mom and pop out of business or exploits kids for cheap labor. It’s just business and business is a game.
I always appreciated the non-profit. Not as a business model. As a business model it sucks. After all it’s “non-profit”. As a mindset it is how I believe we should be thinking about one another.
My not for profit corporation is called ‘de-facto’. It means ‘what actually exists despite what is currently established’. I realize the irony of establishing a corporation called de-facto but my hope was to use it to point to what actually exists. What actually exists is life, people and inter-action. This is what we would be wise to get back to; The business of loving one another. Crazy, I know.
So here it is: The non-profit mindset.
It is called ‘love’ and the mission is to love one another. No easy task, I know. It involves radical forgiveness, sharing and getting out of our comfort zones. It is a religious organization because the word ‘religion’ means ‘re’ as in back and ‘legion’ as in to join. Re-legion: to go back to our source (which I know is love).
As a religious organization in love and seeking to serve one another, its purpose obviously involves community development. I have my ideas for community development and it involves drumming and music. What are yours? That is the beauty of what actually exists despite current establishments; you get to use your talents, gifts and capital for community development.
The corporation of Love (body of love) is about educating yourself and then sharing what you learn with others. Educating one another with our talents, gifts and passion. The corporation of Love does NOT condone fanaticism in any way, shape or form. Those behaving in this way are not part of Love Inc.
Last but not least… the relief of poverty. We live in an abundant world. There is no shortage. There is however controlled shortage and we must speak out against this. Scarcity is a lie. The relief of poverty will come quite naturally when we truly love one another, develop our community together and educate ourselves then share our discoveries.
Money has never been the problem in this world. The only single problem in this world is a mindset. The good news is that we each get to choose which mindset we want to participate with…
If you want to join this corporation then do it. It’s invisible and everywhere.