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Doing the Baby Bottle Boomerang

October 2010
By: Elaine Ham
Early one morning in the spring of 2000, I sat behind my desk in the pregnancy center where I worked, stared up at the ceiling, and silently asked God, "How will I ever raise that much money?" The previous evening I had listened as the chairman of our board announced to the audience at our annual f...
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Centerboard: Mind Your IRS Ps & Qs

October 2010
By: Tom Lothamer
A friend recently called to warn me about an IRS crackdown. They're going after tax-exempt organizations that have failed to satisfy annual filing requirements for three consecutive years, and the penalty is severe: loss of tax-exempt status. A trip to the IRS website confirmed the danger. Clicking...
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Marketing 101: Baby Bottle Update

October 2009
By: Jerry Thacker
The Winter 2002 issue of At the Center included the article "Nickel-and-Diming It for Life." Dinah Monahan, executive director of the Women's Choice Pregnancy Clinic, outlined the process of raising funds by distributing baby bottles to be filled with change and returned to the center. The process i...
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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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A Minor's Ability to Consent to an Ultrasound Examination and Pregnancy Related Services

April 2007
By: Thomas Glessner and Anne O'Connor
The law has long acknowledged that minors do not have the same maturity and capacity as adults to make many decisions. Areas where a minor's rights traditionally have been limited include: voting, driving an automobile, drinking alcohol, getting married, obtaining a tattoo, body piercing, and enteri...
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Converting Your Pregnancy Help Center into a Medical Clinic

January 2006
By: Thomas Glessner
Providing medical services to abortion-minded and abortion-vulnerable clients has proven to be an effective way not only to serve the needs of these women, but also to empower them to choose life. Through medical services such as ultrasound, these women are introduced to the humanity of their unborn...
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