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Recognizing and Dealing with 'Fake Clients'

July 2010
By: Thomas Glessner
Since the early 1980s, the abortion industry has consistently attacked the work of Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs). Charges of being deceptive and misleading have been leveled at PRCs all over the country, and those working hand-in-hand with the abortion industry have filed numerous lawsuits with ...
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Abortion in Our Midst: Helping Post-Abortive Women Find God's Healing

July 2010
By: Sydna Massé
In the halls of a pregnancy center one woman relayed, "I don't know how anyone could ever choose abortion." In overhearing that comment, I had to mentally remind myself she didn't intentionally seek to wound me personally because she had no idea I had chosen abortion. Prior to God's healing, her com...
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Are You Obtaining Words, Graphics, and Pictures Legally?

April 2010
By: Amanda Naugle and Jerry Thacker
Patty was working on the center's monthly newsletter. In desperate need of that perfect baby picture for the front cover, she ventured onto the Internet. The pregnancy resource center where she volunteered had limited financial resources. While she did not have problems obtaining copy because there ...
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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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TECH ADVICE: Polls Show Users Want Privacy

January 2010
By: Ken Freeman
A Harris Poll found that a six in ten majority (59 percent) are not comfortable when websites like Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft (MSN) use information about a person's online activity to tailor advertisements or content based on a person's hobbies or interests [Harris Interactive, 2008]. Supporting d...
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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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TECH ADVICE: Teens and Social Media Use

October 2009
By: Ken Freeman
According to the PBS article "Media Shift" there is a fundamental shift occurring that will influence who visits your center and how they find your center History Social networking online has been around since the late '90s and the rise of Friendster.com. Blogs have been around since the late '90s...
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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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