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Doing the Baby Bottle Boomerang

October 2010
By: Elaine Ham
Early one morning in the spring of 2000, I sat behind my desk in the pregnancy center where I worked, stared up at the ceiling, and silently asked God, "How will I ever raise that much money?" The previous evening I had listened as the chairman of our board announced to the audience at our annual f...
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Centerboard: Mind Your IRS Ps & Qs

October 2010
By: Tom Lothamer
A friend recently called to warn me about an IRS crackdown. They're going after tax-exempt organizations that have failed to satisfy annual filing requirements for three consecutive years, and the penalty is severe: loss of tax-exempt status. A trip to the IRS website confirmed the danger. Clicking...
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The Parable of Two Fundraisers

July 2010
By: Ron Haas
"What do you think? A man had two sons. And he went to the first and said, 'Son, go and work in the vineyard today.' And he answered, 'I will not,' but afterward he changed his mind and went. And he went to the other son and said the same. And he answered, 'I go, sir,' but did not go. Which of the t...
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PCCTalk.org

July 2010
By: Michelle Roberts
"God is not so unjust as to overlook your work and the love that you showed for his sake in serving the saints, as you still do." Hebrews 6:10 Think about this scenario: you are the executive director of a pregnancy resource center and your board of directors has decided they might like to conver...
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Centerboard: Trusting During Tough Times

July 2010
By: Tom Lothamer
Having been a Christian for over 40 years and in ministry for 35, I can truthfully say with David, "I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread" (Psalm 37:25). There's never been a time when the Lord failed to provide my needs or th...
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Too Many Chickens?

April 2010
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...
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