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CENTERBOARD:Decision-Making During Change —Part 2

October 2009
By: Tom Lothamer
My last article broached the subject of decision-making during change. I wrote about how centers engage in the process and what information they need in order to make appropriate changes. I also addressed the issue of who should be involved in this process. Our ministry recently hired an Associate ...
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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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MARKETING 101: Freebay

April 2009
By: Jerry Thacker
You've heard of EBay; why not hold a FREEbay? You want to let people know about your services. You've printed and handed out referral cards. You've let appropriate social services agencies know. You've even advertised with billboards and on Christian radio. Here's an idea you might want to implem...
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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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Thank You, Elaine Williams

January 2009
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In Romans, chapter 16, the apostle Paul is inspired by the Holy Spirit to publicly thank individuals who have been used by God to minister to others and to himself. We would like to follow that scriptural example by expressing our heartfelt gratitude to Elaine Williams, who has been the assistant ed...
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Marketing 101: Be Prepared

January 2009
By: Jerry Thacker
What will the new year bring? Only God knows for certain, but there are several things we can count on for which we must. There will be hurting people who need help. Just because the economy does a downturn doesn't mean that people won't make less-than-wise decisions. Pregnancy Resource Centers n...
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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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