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Marketing 101: Extending Your Network

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...
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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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Handling Board and Organizational Conflict: The Board Chaplain

April 2010
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...
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Should A Nonprofit Organization Tithe?

January 2010
By: Ron Haas
Larry Burkett, the late co-founder of Crown Financial Ministries, was a pioneer in applying Christian principles to personal and business financial management. His impact on how Christians view debt, work, saving, investing, giving, and retirement planning is still felt today through his 70-plus boo...
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Consumer Product Safety: Its Application to PRCs

January 2010
By: Anne O'Connor
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) is a federal law that regulates the resale/redistribution of used consumer products. This law applies to pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) that distribute used items to clients through Earn While You Learn and similar programs. It is unlawf...
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Changing Who We Are A Marketing Plan or a Marriage Proposal?

January 2010
By: David Whitaker
One of the functions of an Executive Director/CEO of a pregnancy center is venturing into the community to tell people about our ministry. Every not-for-profit organization faces the challenge of getting information about its specific services to its targeted customers. Agencies spend billions of do...
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CENTERBOARD: Wanted — Servant Leaders

January 2010
By: Tom Lothamer
"You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be serv...
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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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