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MARKETING 101: Spiral Wishing Wells

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...
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Marketing 101: Baby Bottle Update

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...
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Marketing 101: It's a Sign

July 2009
By: Jerry Thacker
As you travel down most highways, billboards line the side of the road. With the recession rocking along, you've probably noticed that some of the billboards in your area are blank. There's never been a better time to 'bargain' for advertising rates! A billboard used properly can be an effective adv...
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I Like Your Boldness

July 2009
By: Ron Haas
Should you ask a major donor for a specific gift amount? John D. Rockefeller once instructed some fundraising volunteers on the finer points of asking for a gift, "I do not like to have anyone tell me what it is my duty to give. But I do like a person to say to me, 'We are trying to raise $4,000,000...
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My Board Won't Raise Money

April 2009
By: Ron Haas
Maybe you don't verbalize your feelings in a board meeting, but your frustrations are real. Your board members expect you to raise all the money, but they don't lift a finger to help. Even worse—some of them don't give at all. If you feel this way, you are not alone. Countless nonprofit execut...
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The Heart

January 2009
By: Dianne Pomon
is a complex issue and should be the focus of all our counseling at a pregnancy care center. To focus just on feelings and experience is not getting to the root of the issue with our clients, even though this is a common approach within many centers, much like we see in pop psychology. According to ...
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