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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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AT THE RURAL CENTER: Lord, What Is My Motive?

October 2008
By: Dinah Monahan
When you are in a position of leadership, you learn one thing quickly. You become a target. People don't like your decisions; they take offense because you didn't say something quite right, or they just snipe at you. It is sad, but it is human nature. It is not that leaders should be considered a...
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Thanks, But No Thanks

October 2008
By: Ron Haas
A major donor looked the new executive director in the eyes, pointed his finger, and scolded, "Don't ever forget to thank your donors." Wow, that should get your attention. The donor had given a sizeable gift, and unfortunately the former director had neglected to say, "Thanks." Forget your keys,...
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CENTERBOARD: Where Is Your Ministry's 'Boiler Room'?

October 2008
By: Tom Lothamer
The story is told of a group of visitors to Metropolitan Tabernacle in London. They wanted to meet the great English preacher, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, and see the sanctuary, his office, and the education rooms. Spurgeon himself guided their tour, but they were surprised when he said, "Let me show y...
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Converting Your Pregnancy Help Center into a Medical Clinic

January 2006
By: Thomas Glessner
Providing medical services to abortion-minded and abortion-vulnerable clients has proven to be an effective way not only to serve the needs of these women, but also to empower them to choose life. Through medical services such as ultrasound, these women are introduced to the humanity of their unborn...
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Centerboard: Doing my part

April 2005
By: Tom Lothamer
I've had the privilege of serving on my local school board for thirteen years. This past Valentine's Day two third graders sent me a heart-shaped note saying: "Thank you for caring about us and making good choices. Thank you for running the school!!!" I laughed as I read it because their naïve...
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Staffing the Pregnancy Medical Clinic

October 2004
By: Thomas Glessner
Pregnancy help centers around the nation are converting their operations into licensed medical clinics. In doing so, they are reporting that they are seeing increased numbers of abortion-minded and abortion-vulnerable women. In addition, they are seeing dramatic increases in the number of clients ch...
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