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Marketing 101: The Fundraising Funnel

January 2004
By: Jerry Thacker
Most people in business sales understand that building relationships that lead to larger sales is a process. It's true for pregnancy care centers too. Your contributors and supporters are your "customers." You must sell them on the idea of supporting your center. And building a relationship with a s...
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The Provision of Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound in the Second and Third Trimesters of Pregnancy

January 2004
By: Thomas Glessner
The National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) promotes limited obstetrical ultrasound examinations at pregnancy help medical clinics. In promoting ultrasound we have found that there is a great deal of confusion regarding the nature of the ultrasound exam given at a pregnancy center an...
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When Good Girls Fall

January 2004
By: Lynne Thompson
It couldn't have happened to a nicer girl. Jana was a leader. Three days a week she taught Bible to young girls in Juvenile Hall. She also mentored two girls out of prison. And she was a nanny for two families. • Jana was involved in the church. She attended worship service on Sunday mornings. She m...
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At the Rural Center

January 2004
By: Dinah Monahan
Have you ever driven through a small town in the middle of nowhere and wondered what kinds of things folks did there to earn a living? The towns in the West are a lot like that—a patch of civilization consisting of scattered homes, a Seven-Eleven, a Dairy Queen, and, if it's a "big" small town, a Wa...
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Doing What I Could

January 2004
By: Betty Walker
When I walked into the Milwaukie, Oregon, Crisis Pregnancy Center, I had no idea what to expect. I just knew that they were doing a life-saving work there and I really wanted to be a part of it. I found the center easily because of the sign out front. To me that was a plus, because it showed that th...
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Grants - Applying for Federal Funds: Faith-based Initiatives

January 2004
By: Peggy Hartshorn
If your center has already received federal funding, perhaps for an abstinence program, and you are looking for additional dollars, start at the faith-based web site: www.fbci.gov. Also, attend one of the regional conferences on faith-based initiatives. Each state should have an office for faith-bas...
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