Exciting news for World Next Door! We have been approved by the IRS as an official 501(c)3 tax-exempt not-for-profit!!!

This is amazing and exciting for several reasons…

First, it means that World Next Door can officially blaze ahead, without any more “what if’s” hanging over us on the legal side of things.

Second, it happened only one month after we submitted the paperwork. I was told (by people who know what they are talking about) that this process usually takes 4-6 months to complete!

Third, we were approved without the need for any follow up questions, further clarification or extra forms to fill out. That is amazing.

Finally, putting this all in perspective, World Next Door was nothing more than an idea six months ago. Now it’s a fully operational not-for-profit with a board of directors, a bank account, a website and a small but dedicated support base.

Once again I am reminded that God is the one we are serving in all of this. Because without him, none of this would have been possible…

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About the Author: Barry is the founder and Executive Director of World Next Door. A storyteller, traveller and giant nerd, he lives to compel suburban Americans to get engaged with social justice and find their place in God's kingdom revolution. His ultimate dream is to adopt a pet monkey named Kevin.

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  1. Dave Rod said... 


    March 27th, 2009 at 9:32 am  

    from idea to dream to reality in just 6 months? Wow.

  2. David said... 


    March 30th, 2009 at 3:13 pm  

    Congrats Barry! How awesome to see vision become reality! Sweet!

  3. Gina said... 


    March 31st, 2009 at 12:21 am  

    Hooray! Congratulations!

  4. Kim said... 


    March 31st, 2009 at 1:52 pm  

    congrats barry! looking forward to seeing what God has in store for you and WND! i’m sure it is nothing short of absolutely amazing!

  5. Wes said... 


    April 7th, 2009 at 9:17 pm  

    Thank you for being our eyes and ears to what’s happening around the world! It’s so satisfying to read the articles, because I can be with the people you write about (and you) in spirit. I’m excited for WND… for its impact it will make on our perspectives and the way we live our lives!

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