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For this month--here's what we posted to our News & Insights section!

Fundraising 101: Getting beyond the love/hate relationship!

  • Monday, March 21, 2011
  • Evelyn Gibson
  • Insights

Fundraising 101Fundraising!  It's a conversation we avoid!  To the extent we'd rather do it poorly than commit to doing it full out, no holding back.

I wonder if we'd struggle with it so much if we did the task of raising funds and cultivating of relationships with gusto!  Would there be less angst if we believed what we're doing in ministry truly is worth inviting others to join us?

I can't answer those questions for you.  But I do want to encourage you to understand the choice you're making.  True fundraising, that sustaining and ...

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The Heritage Foundation—shaping the world!

Family FactsWhen you say, "public policy think tank" a few prestigious organizations come to mind and certainly The Heritage Foundation would top the list!  Since 1973 the Foundation has enjoyed a national platform for research and education.  They not only promote conservative public policy, they're at the grass roots of formulating that policy.

The Economist magazine in their recent special report on global leaders included The Heritage Foundation as part of those people and organizations "who shape the world."

With more than 710,000 individual members (of which I'm one), The Heritage Foundation is the most broadly supported think ...

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1)  Once heart of defense, goodbye SF and hello Twin Cities

2)  The gum of twins

3)  Cruise co-star gets soaked

4)  Davenport, Bettendorf, Rock Island, Moline(s)

5)  Director known for "nonlinear story lines and aestheticization of violence"--not cute either

6)  Sailor's navigational tool

7)  Do you remember?

8)  Two eyes; four pairs of arms

9)  Mork's greeting

10) Bryan Clay


Not sure? Just ask Peggy for answers!


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Green or Orange . . . Pick Your Color!

  • Thursday, March 17, 2011
  • Evelyn Gibson
  • Insights

Irish FlagI've worn orange on St. Patrick's Day for years and have suffered (well it's really not suffering unless you feel "suffered") a rolling of the eyes which people often do when they don't have a rebuttal.

So, what's up with wearing orange?

Check out the flag of the Republic of Ireland.  You'll see green, white and orange.  The orange is loosely referring to Protestants, green for Catholics and white to represent the unity between the two, which in some parts of Ireland is certainly in question.

Wearing green is an American tradition...not an ...

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Joni and Friends®— Meaningful Milestones

NRB was such a heartwarming time of reconnecting over the last year's activity, sharing meals together and experiencing the unique bond of unity through Christ.

Joni and Friends® Hymn SingThe Joni and Friends® Hymn Sing was no exception. The sound of melodic hymns burst and echoed straight out of our hospitality suite and down to the lobby where we circled and fellowshipped together. Meeting so many station partners in such a sweet time with Joni was a joy as we literally filled the hall with the Lord's music.

And, amid the bustle and fluid energy of the Radio Reception, it was a ...

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150 Women Who Shake the World

It's the banner above the title for the March 14 edition of Newsweek.

And it includes some fascinating women-undoubtedly all of them deserving of the "honorable mention."

What's more fascinating is those women not included.  Names like Joni Tada, Anne Graham Lotz, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Vonette Bright, Elizabeth George, Emilie Barnes, and many other women we could name!  These women shake the world every day to thousands who listen to their programs, thousands more who read their books and blogs and hear them speak in venues around the world.

Newsweek promises "this year and every year" to honor ...

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