January 19, 2016
Member helps nonprofits with BIZNISTRY
Jim Mullaney is a creative Christian businessman with a heart for ministry.
Mullaney is the founder and president of Edoc Service of Fairfield, a
20-year-old virtual company with employee teams located across the
nation who work under its transcription, electronic signature, and
virtual support service divisions. The Edoc Scribe division offers
medical and business transcription services; Edoc Virtual helps
companies improve efficiency and productivity; and Edoc Office helps
businesses and practices operate efficient back offices.
Mullaney and an ecumenical board of Christian leaders based in Fairfield are expanding their five-year-old kettle corn BIZNISTRY nationwide to benefit nonprofits.
The ministry, a nonprofit organization called Christian Ministry Campus, Inc., attends about 25 outdoor festivals and beer fests per year and sells $5 bags and $6 tubs of freshly-made kettle corn out of an Amaizing Grace-branded kettle corn booth. Volunteers at nonprofit organizations help staff the booth and 20 percent of profits go to their organizations; another 20 percent goes to the event host organization.
Amaizing Grace has generated $185,000 over the past five years and awarded $60,000 to local ministries and host organizations. The rest of revenue goes for supplies, equipment costs, and to expand the organization
Mullaney said he got the idea to start a BIZNISTRY when he joined At Work on Purpose, a Blue Ash-based nonprofit dedicated to helping working Christians live out their faith lives at work. He worked with Chuck Proudfit, AWOP founder and president, to develop a sustainable business plan that allowed for excess profits to go to Christian nonprofits.
At Work on Purpose, along with Self-Sustaining Enterprises in Mason, supports four BIZNISTRIES: the New2You Thrift Store and Mason Food Pantry; Crossfit Superfly; and the Trinity Salon and Spa. Each of the four businesses are financially sustainable, have paid employees, and dedicate excess profits to ministry.
“None of us get a dime for any of the work we do in the booth,” said Mullaney. “This is hard work that we do to help others raise money for their organizations. Every time I do this, I thank God I don’t have to do it for a living. But I get a rush out of it; it’s rewarding and great fun.”
For more information about Amaizing Grace, go to www.amaizinggrace.com or contact Mullaney at firstname.lastname@example.org.