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What to do when protesters show up

September 2017
By: Michele D. Shoun
Plans for the September 9 walk were proceeding smoothly, and then Shelly Burkhart, executive director at HerChoice (formerly Bowling Green Pregnancy Services) had a moment of panic. A coworker had learned through social media that a local pro-choice group planned show up at the center to protest.&nb...
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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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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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I Can't Ask My Friends for Money!

January 2013
By: Ron Haas
"The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money." Mark Twain in Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar Mark Twain captured the inner fear of almost every non-profit board member. "I know...
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