as I explained on here at the time, it would be impossible for me to run a not-for-profit while fundraising for a campaign. I didn't want to have any conflicts of interest (see: Clinton Foundation), nor did I want to even be accused of any violations.
Now that I am no longer a candidate for office, you know, because I lost the election, we are re-launching the ministry. Tommy Mann Ministries will kick off with the release of the book I wrote during the campaign, Accepting God's Call (more on that book later).
In the spirit of full discloser, a spirit that I am fond of, I want to be clear about what this ministry will be. From 2009-2015 it was a full not-for-profit. For five years I never made a penny off the sale of any books. $1 from each book went straight to Phillipi, the church that employed me and allowed me to write and pursue a passion on the side. The rest of the money was used for ministry expenses and to support other ministry projects.
In 2016, without TMM (and for a while unemployed), book sales were a source of income, modest as they were.
Now the ministry will be a hybrid of both formulas. $1 from every book sold will go to Putman, the church that now employs me and allows me to pursue a passion on the side. We will pick right back up with the ministry projects, although we never stopped the prison ministry or helping in the fight for the unborn. The only difference is this time I will be paid by the ministry, also $1 per book.
Any donations made to the ministry will be used exclusively for ministry projects, just as they always were. I hope that something we do here can be a blessing to you.