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Healthy Tomorrows: Revisioning pregnancy care ministry

June 2019
By: Mark B. Blocher
As the abortion debate rages and all sides gear up for the prospect that the Supreme Court might overturn Roe v. Wade, the work of pregnancy care centers continues just as it has for the last 40+ years. While much of the attention these days is devoted to the politics of abortion―efforts to pass leg...
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Choosing your next banquet speaker

June 2019
By: Bob Foust
Hey Bob, do you know any good banquet speakers?   I am asked this question more than any other as I mentor pregnancy centers. It seems as though every board member and director is looking for a “magic bullet” that will provide unlimited funds and vast audience for their center&rsqu...
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15 questions to improve your supporter website

January 2019
By: Mike Brady
Do you want to raise more funds, recruit more volunteers, and mobilize prayer?  Investing time in improving your supporter website can help. First, be sure to have a separate supporter website in addition to your client website.  Why? They serve two different audiences. Your client websit...
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Should your center have a pastoral advisory council?

January 2018
By: Tom Lothamer
Life Matters Worldwide has had a pastoral advisory council for many years now, and I’ve found it to be very beneficial. It’s good to have a group of men I can call on for informal advice, especially on matters relating to the Church. I’ve asked them to lead staff devotions from tim...
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What to do when protesters show up

September 2017
By: Michele D. Shoun
Plans for the September 9 walk were proceeding smoothly, and then Shelly Burkhart, executive director at HerChoice (formerly Bowling Green Pregnancy Services) experienced a moment of panic. A coworker had learned through social media that a local pro-choice group planned show up at the center to pro...
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Board committees: Work smarter, not harder

June 2017
By: Tom Lothamer & John McCastle
If your center has been around a while and the board only has a few members, breaking it down into committees doesn’t make sense. But a healthy board that has been around 5 or more years with sufficient members could benefit by delegating responsibility to various committees.  How do com...
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