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Board committees: Work smarter, not harder

June 2017
By: Tom Lothamer & John McCastle
If your center has been around a while and the board only has a few members, breaking it down into committees doesn’t make sense. But a healthy board that has been around 5 or more years with sufficient members could benefit by delegating responsibility to various committees.  How do com...
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Why should your center attend the Summit?

March 2017
By: Michele D. Shoun
What is the Summit? The Summit is a two-day conference for pregnancy care center directors, volunteers, staff, and board members. It’s designed to sustain PCCs as effective Gospel outreaches. We enlist speakers who will challenge and encourage you, and line up practical and relevant works...
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Financial health for your center

January 2017
By: Tom Lothamer
Most ministries struggle to remain financially healthy. They seek to keep a balance between living by faith and operating realistically.  Some will say, "Let's move ahead by faith, God will supply our needs as we step out for Him." Others might say, "We can't move forward with this project or...
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Combat human trafficking: Policy recommendations

January 2017
By: Darlene Pawlik
Pregnancy resource centers have a unique opportunity to fight the injustice of human trafficking. Most pregnancy centers have policy manuals that specify how volunteers and staff treat clients, guests and one another. They provide protocols to support women as they choose life in unplanned or crisis...
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Crowns or credit? Competition in ministry

June 2016
By: Melissa Heiland
As a person who has been involved in ministry for many decades, I am becoming increasingly concerned about competition in ministry. I know it has a very ugly sound and no one likes to admit it, but I don’t see how we can ignore the obvious. In ministry, everybody seems to be keeping score. In ...
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Why policies matter

December 2015
By: Tom Lothamer
Many ministries and organizations lack documented operational policies. Reasons vary -- from not taking the time to develop them, to not seeing their importance.  May I suggest that policies do matter? PCCs that do not have policies in place are open to accusation and in danger of serious fina...
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