Hello please bare with me and help us out.
My father and I our Pastors of our own ministry, the He is the president and I’m vice president and my mother and younger sister are on the board as well of the ministry. The ministry is affiliate
of A large religious denomination and receives 501c3 status from that denomination, but it is a separate entity of itself.
My father purchased a building which he is still paying on, and is the guaranteeor I believe is the word, him and myself. The building was bought in the Ministry name, and he was the only signer.
I recently was able to get a building which is another branch of the ministry in another city and sign off with the mortgage company as a guaranteeor.
My sisters and myself have a non-profit charitable organization that’s not religious and we are trying to do other things like turn these building into a community outreach center, that not only has worship services during the week, but houses a school, and community programs. These other non religious programs will fall under the Charity.
My father is not on the board of the Charity non-profit that’s 501c3 by itself and not church affiliated. Me and my younger sister are on both boards.
My question is how can we legally operate these 2 different non-profits in these building without causing any conflict of interest? Can the building be used by both Non-profit organizations?
See The ministry owns the buildings but My father and Myself are the only signers and responsible parties.
My other questions is Does this mean that I have a conflict of interest in Hiring people or firing people that work for the school, and if so what options do we have to work around that?
Last question is we don’t want the charity to be restricted to religious purposes so how can we work with the ministry but stay independent from its beliefs or religious etc. basically we don’t want to exclude helping people because of the religious doctrines, or structure. Maybe this is a problem maybe not. Just want to know?
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