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Centerboard: It's Officio! PCC Executives Are Welcome to Board Meetings!

October 2012
By: Tom Lothamer
Over the course of writing this board governance column, it's been my delight to hear from readers. Some share how they've been encouraged or challenged; a few have said they disagree with me on certain points, and that's okay! No matter what you say, I love to hear from you. My At the Center art...
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Wandering in a Fundraising DESERT

July 2012
By: Ron Haas
Fundraising is exhausting, especially when you ask and ask and come up empty. As much as you keep smiling in the face of adversity, rejection is hard to take. It's discouraging to scan your database and find a drought of major donors. Raising money becomes even more staggering when you feel like you...
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Centerboard: "O Lord, Give us Success!"

July 2012
By: Tom Lothamer
Some pregnancy care center leaders think of success in terms that may or may not reflect the center's purpose or biblical values, such as the following:Our center has money in the bank.We have an ultrasound program.We have great events.We are helping many clients by meeting many of their needs.We ha...
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You're Not Asking for Yourself

April 2012
By: Ron Haas
In my first week as a professional beggar, I hit a mental block. Theoretically, the first few gifts I raised for the ministry were really just covering my salary which felt like I was asking for my own personal benefit. You might experience the same hesitancy until you think through the logic of ste...
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Deneutralized: Every Center Has the Potential to Shine!

April 2012
By: Christopher Gustafson
Why settle for mediocrity when your center could be excellent? Recently completed, Deneutralized is a free comprehensive reference guide to not only starting and building pregnancy centers but also identifying and addressing obstacles to center success. This manual is an informative, inspirational,...
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Centerboard: Hire a Leader and Get Out of the Way!

April 2012
By: Tom Lothamer
What's an executive board's most important function? Approving and monitoring the budget? Setting policy? Raising support? Representing the PCC before the community? All of these are important, but one other responsibility is absolutely critical to a ministry's success or failure. What would that ...
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