Entries for July 2012
By: Jerry Thacker
Keeping in touch with those who come through your door is something that doesn't have to be difficult. One way to maintain a better connection with clients, volunteers, board members, and friends is by planning the type and frequency of your messages.
Utilize a communications preference capture m...
By: Ron Haas
Fundraising is exhausting, especially when you ask and ask and come up empty. As much as you keep smiling in the face of adversity, rejection is hard to take. It's discouraging to scan your database and find a drought of major donors. Raising money becomes even more staggering when you feel like you...
By: Mark Hiehle
I love hearing a good turn of a phrase or a creative play on words — words crafted together that make you think or make you smile. Something that makes me think or laugh comes from words that are put together which actually contradict each other. The literary term is oxymoron. These words should not...
By: Thomas Glessner and Audrey Stout
There is a significant misunderstanding on the part of some pregnancy resource medical clinics (PRMCs) concerning what it means to be a medical clinic. NIFLA was founded in 1993 as the pioneer and visionary medical/legal organization advocating that PRCs become medical clinics. This move was prompte...
By: Angela Lanfranchi
There is a cancer-reducing benefit to carrying and delivering a baby. Abortion offers the opposite result—breast cancer probability goes up for women with an abortion in their past. This is linked to the process that breast tissue undergoes during pregnancy.
MOST OF THE MATURATION NEEDED FO...
By: Sherry Camelleri
On Tuesday morning the back of my car was filled with supplies that needed to be taken into the center. So, I parked around the corner from the center and called into the office to ask the volunteer for her help. After unloading the items, I parked in the back parking lot. Walking to the office, I s...
By: Amanda Naugle
How do you view the ministry of your center? Is your center an oasis only to those who are facing an unplanned pregnancy and to the mothers who come to you for material needs? What about the other women in tough situations who are hurting and need a shoulder to cry on? Could your PCC also be reachin...
By: Elaine Ham
Several years ago, as I was cleaning out a closet that held some of our adult son's childhood toys and clothes, I noticed an unpleasant odor emanating from the top shelf — somewhere behind the Star Wars figures and the baseball cards.I soon discovered the smell was coming from an old quilt my mother...