Entries for the 'Directors' Category
By: Bob Foust
The small center was doing okay. The board thought all was fine, but the executive director was beginning to feel fatigued. She kept saying that more staff was needed, but the funds were not available. Their town of 12,000 was in an economic downturn, the large factory had closed, so the board did n...
By: Sydna Massé
For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever. He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD. His heart is steady; he will not be afraid, until he looks in triumph on his adversaries. Psalm 112:6-8
"You've placed our center in great harm! HOW COULD Y...
By: Elaine Ham
After 15 years in the pregnancy resource center/medical clinic ministry, not much that I hear surprises me. However, recently I spoke with a pregnancy resource executive director who made the statement that her biggest enemy was the church because they would not financially support her center. That ...
By: Tom Lothamer
The board's role in governance of a ministry includes policymaking, budget oversight, strategic planning, public relations, fundraising, and so on. However, being a board member also requires having the proper attitude about the ministry.
I was reminded of this the other day when "Sue" called. As t...
By: Ron Haas
In tough economic times, nonprofit organizations scour their budgets looking for any possible place to trim a few dollars. Even though the old adage reminds us that, "It takes money to make money," executive directors and board members often debate the return on investment of the ministry's developm...
By: Anne O'Connor
More and more pregnancy care centers are dealing with situations where a pregnant minor does not want to have an abortion, but her parents are pressuring her to get one. Many daughters feel coerced against their will by their parents to choose abortion. PCCs need to support the minor in her decision...
By: Caroline Rhoads
Ten years ago no one had ever heard of the concept of "social networking." The Internet changed advertising forever by providing us with wonderful networking tools like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and blogging. Just four years ago, students were the only ones to have a Facebook account. Today most A...
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By: Pat Stonestreet
For eleven years, I served as the executive director of a small, yet growing pregnancy center in Northern Virginia. I came to the position with little experience in administration and even less in the pro-life ministry. I left with a wealth of knowledge in both areas and discovered five foundational...