What is a PMA?

A Private Membership Association is a business which operates in the private domain, this means you make a one-on-one agreement with other members and carry out that agreement in private. This removes the ability of local, state and federal governments to interfere with or regulate your business. This removes the requirement for a license to conduct business in private.

PMA's are suitable for many types of businesses and organizations. Some examples of well-known associations are the Texas drinking clubs during prohibition, boy and girl scouts of America, the NAACP, and the democratic and republican parties.

A PMA is formed by men and women who collectively stand and assert their rights to choose for themselves what products, services, or business they will use to live, thrive and maintain the health and wealth in mind, body, family and spirit.

This removes the ability of local, state and federal governments to interfere with, or regulate your business. This includes removing their ability to demand that they require us to obtain a license in order to conduct our private business.

Think of a PMA as your private home. The business that is conducted among family members within the walls of your home is private business, unless you are obviously about to commit serious harm or create a substantial evil.

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Our PMA Advisor, Amber Wright, is here to help provide the founding documents for a Church, Ministry, Private Health Association, Private Education Association or a Standard PMA for a business. Our PMA Advisor is Certified with David Edward's Next Sky University training for creating Private Associations.

Schedule your appointment HERE.

Amber Wright with Alighten Ministries helped explain the Private Member Association as it relates to our ministry and how this benefits us and our members. She was very thorough in her explanation and precise and professional in the documents that were created for our ministry. The PMA has been a blessing and will help us reach out and help others under the umbrella of the PMA. We couldn’t be happier with her work, we highly recommend!          - Phoebe

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For specific information, research, lease / rental agreement and other legal document reviews and subsequent meetings are based on a $150/hour donation.  PMA accounting, web design, internal organizational structures, advertising, notices, contracts and legal assistance for Private Member Associations.

What is the difference between starting a new PMA versus joining Alighten?

Starting your own PMA:
* You create the rules
* Can charge whatever membership fee suits your organization
* Donation to start a Faith Based Association is $1,800;
* Donation to start a Ministry PMA $2,400;
* A church pivoting from a nonprofit to a PMA is $4,800
* You will get your own EIN for banking purposes only
* You may purchase property as trustees of the association
* You will keep meeting minutes and internal reporting.
* In creating your PMA with Amber Wright, you also become a member of Alighten with the option to offer your practice in the Alighten network.

In joining Alighten Ministries Private Member Association:

Provisional membership is included in many events and with many of our education associates and practitioners.

With a Standard membership ($100) you receive discounts on events and projects. You may share your offer, talents, knowledge and be of service to other members in the private domain through the Ministry. You may invite others to receive your services under a provisional membership, with a one time donation of $25 for each member-client. As a member, you may offer your services to the community, host an event, retreat, or private home education center.

To join Alighten as a Healthcare Practice or Education Association
includes full membership to Alighten for each founder / leader of the healthcare practice (includes up to 4 member-practitioner/educator memberships). Good for smaller practices of 2 to 5 individual practitioners.

I would definitely recommend a PMA with Ambers assistance.   There’s so much information to absorb, concepts to learn, and the verbiage is very specific I would have been totally lost.    She very accessible and has scheduled calls whenever I needed them.

- Jen M

Participate and be part of creating holistic healthcare and education ecosystems!


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