Dr. Dave

President of La Cima World Missions. A medical/dental relief agency based in Lexington, Kentucky USA

Starting an NGO – IRS update

The IRS is making it a bit easier for the NGO startups after their advance ruling period.  Below is the updated information. This is an addendum to the “So You Want to Start an NGO” post.

Some Days Are Just Bad

“What?” “Can you deliver my sister’s baby? The midwife couldn’t do it and they said you delivered babies.” I asked where his sister was. “At the clinic” was his reply. It was about 2pm, I had closed the clinic at about noon since most of the back country “taxis” or jalónes (Toyota pickups with metal…

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome, and Text

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome, and Text A big stormed slammed the Eastern US on the very day my team was departing from Louisville, Kentucky with a destination of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. It was a rather large group of 21 dentists, dental students, and support personnel. As is my SOP, the Mrs. and I had arrived…

So You Want to Start an NGO?

Birth of an NGO Disclaimer: Nothing written below should be construed as legal advice. It is a description of my personal experience only. If you get into legal trouble after you read this, it’s your own fault! Since the question comes up so often “how do you start an NGO?” it seems like the right…

Medical team in Honduras

No travel tips this time, just a “had a great time, wish you were there” story. We had a small group for a medical team in Honduras. As usual, you never know what you will run into in the NGO world.