Entries for January 2010
By: Jerry Thacker
Every pregnancy care center needs to raise money. Sometimes an annual appeal at a banquet or a golf tournament or the monthly gifts that people contribute and the gifts of concerned churches and businessmen are enough to put a foundation under the ministry. However, most of the centers I've encounte...
By: Marcia Warmkessel
"We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are."
Previously we focused on the frustrations faced by pregnant and parenting students — mainly the areas of housing and childcare. These account for just the initial concerns expressed by your student client. However, there is much more...
By: Ron Haas
Larry Burkett, the late co-founder of Crown Financial Ministries, was a pioneer in applying Christian principles to personal and business financial management. His impact on how Christians view debt, work, saving, investing, giving, and retirement planning is still felt today through his 70-plus boo...
By: Mark Hiehle
I once heard of a woman who had locked her keys in her car at a mall. Not having the funds to call a locksmith, she prayed and asked God to help her. Shortly after, a rough looking man came up to her and asked if she needed any help. She told him that her keys were locked in her car; and in no time,...
By: Anne O'Connor
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) is a federal law that regulates the resale/redistribution of used consumer products. This law applies to pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) that distribute used items to clients through Earn While You Learn and similar programs. It is unlawf...
By: Shauna Amick
A young woman stepped up to the microphone, hands trembling ever so slightly, and started telling her story. She had gotten a routine ultrasound when she was four months pregnant, and that ultrasound indicated that her baby would be born with Down syndrome.
The next phase of her journey brought h...
By: Ken Freeman
A Harris Poll found that a six in ten majority (59 percent) are not comfortable when websites like Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft (MSN) use information about a person's online activity to tailor advertisements or content based on a person's hobbies or interests [Harris Interactive, 2008]. Supporting d...
By: David Whitaker
One of the functions of an Executive Director/CEO of a pregnancy center is venturing into the community to tell people about our ministry. Every not-for-profit organization faces the challenge of getting information about its specific services to its targeted customers. Agencies spend billions of do...