Entries for April 2010
By: Jerry Thacker
Our world is a connected place. People form families, have children, create networks of relatives, and on and on the relationships go. It is quite likely that those whom you do serve will know others whom you could serve. In order to reach those new clients, you need to have an active referral progr...
By: Ron Haas
Every chicken farmer knows that you can put only so many chickens in a coop before you start losing productivity. The same principle applies to non-profit organizations. Cram too much ministry into too small of space and you'll struggle to be effective. Are you running out of ministry space, meeting...
By: Mark Hiehle
In the culture and society in which we live, we hear the motto all the time — Bigger is Better. We are asked if we want to super size our fries or trade up for a bigger home. We shop at the superstores, and we love our SUVs. There is nothing wrong with any of these, but is bigger really better...
By: Amanda Naugle and Jerry Thacker
Patty was working on the center's monthly newsletter. In desperate need of that perfect baby picture for the front cover, she ventured onto the Internet. The pregnancy resource center where she volunteered had limited financial resources. While she did not have problems obtaining copy because there ...
By: Thomas Glessner
Successfully working through board and staff conflict within a Pregnancy Resource Center organization has been a challenge over the years. Many PRCs have suffered serious decline after going through destructive personnel conflicts, and some have faced serious legal issues resulting from failed effor...
By: Dianne Pomon
"So faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love" (1 Corinthians 13:13). Hope then is one of the three essentials in life. Without it, the world is dark and dismal. We must have hope to face life's trials.
When a client comes to our center, she is often seeking mate...
By: Paul Harmon
this is the first time ive visited this site & from what people have said, it seems to be a good place to come for advice. i found out three days ago that im 2-3 weeks pregnant. when i spoke to my boyfriend about it, he said that he would stay with me whatever i chose but thought ...
Posted in: General
, Paul Harmon
By: David Whitaker
Having a calling and passion to reach men through the pregnancy center has driven me to find every opportunity to share the importance of this outreach. As I talk with directors of many centers, I find an alarming reality — services for teenage men are not a high priority. Centers are often fo...
Posted in: General
, David Whitaker