Entries for October 2009
By: Jerry Thacker
The Winter 2002 issue of At the Center included the article "Nickel-and-Diming It for Life." Dinah Monahan, executive director of the Women's Choice Pregnancy Clinic, outlined the process of raising funds by distributing baby bottles to be filled with change and returned to the center. The process i...
By: Marcia Warmkessel
Ten percent of all college-age women become pregnant each year.* Where are they?Your genuine and caring heart just bursts with ideas for the student/mom-to-be sitting across from you facing the positive pregnancy test. You acknowledge, "This is difficult, but you can do it, and we'll help!" Before y...
By: Ron Haas
Most major donors will consider a leadership gift in the range of 10 percent to15 percent of the total campaign goal. This is a good rule of thumb to follow when rating a donor to determine the gift amount you should request. Some executive directors and development officers new to major donor world...
By: Mark Hiehle
Someone once said that life would be easy if you didn't have to deal with other people. Because we are not perfect, and no one else is perfect either, there will be conflicts, disagreements, misunderstandings, and problems. When dealing with relationships, there always will be problems. Because of e...
By: Thomas Glessner
The nation has seen a wave of deaths of celebrities over the last few months — Senator Edward Kennedy, Ed McMann, Michael Jackson, Farah Fawcett, and Billy Mays. Very few people in the general public had personal relationships with these departed public icons. Yet, the intensity level of mourning th...
By: Carol Wilson
As I sat in a theater waiting for a movie to begin, words spoken by a teenager who sat in front of me were etched into my memory. While watching a preview of "Eight Below," he said, "People get killed in movies and no one cries, but a dog gets killed and we cry."That teenage boy, sitting with his ra...
By: Ken Freeman
According to the PBS article "Media Shift" there is a fundamental shift occurring that will influence who visits your center and how they find your center
Social networking online has been around since the late '90s and the rise of Friendster.com. Blogs have been around since the late '90s...
When I first became a PCC counselor, it wasn't unusual for me to meet with women who had children in state custody or who were battling drug, alcohol, or other addictions. It seemed as though the majority of my clients were on multiple forms of state assistance, and sometimes I saw women who could a...