Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Be sure to check out our After Thanksgiving Sale:
No crowds, no stress! Just give us a call Monday, November 30 - Wednesday, December 2 and we'll take 25% off all volunteer/donor Gifts.
We are so thankful to be a part of so many great ministries across the country! Thank you for letting us work with you!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
A healthy dose of encouragement, some interesting and relevant news stories, and an encouraging verse of scripture to brighten your day and remind you that you aren't in this fight alone.INSPIRE OTHERS
Do you have a word of encouragement for other centers? We'd like to give you the opportunity to share it with them. Post it as a comment here or send your story to Mary@keenermarketing.net and she will include one in next month's newsletter.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Nancy Tefft, Executive director of Open Arms PCC, knew it would mean a lot for her donors to see exactly what was being accomplished with their money. She also needed them to see how the center's rapid growth was taxing their budget. However, she struggled to find the money to make it possible. She saw our $500 donation offer and sent us this letter:
"Dear Margie,What an exciting time for Open Arms PCC! Naturally, we couldn't wait to help. Margie designed a beautiful annual report for them and got it printed at a great price.
Our Clinic moved to a new location in December of 2008. Since that time, we've seen incredible growth in the number of clients served, particularly those who are most at-risk (nearly 60% increase in the first 6 months!). For several years I have wanted to provide an annual report, but haven't had the resources to purchase something attractive and appealing. I would like to apply for your material donation to help purchase annual report materials to be used at our Dessert on September 25, 2009. I would love to show our donors how their funds can make a huge difference in this time of growth. Thank you so much for your consideration."
"Please extend our gratitude to all who helped create the beautiful Annual Reports for us. They are so well done and very appealing. I'm truly excited to share them at our Evening of Dessert! Thank you so much for your service to the Lord which blesses so many. You have repeatedly revealed Him through your gifts and service. May He bless you abundantly."We want to extend OUR thanks to you, Nancy, for letting us work with you on this project. We can't wait to hear what God is going to do through your ministry.
Annual reports are such an important way to keep donors informed of what their money is making possible. Everyone wants to know that their donations are making a difference, if not they make take their money where they feel it will be more effective. Be sure your donors know how much you appreciate them and that they truly make a difference.
Have you applied for our $500 design donation yet? If not download an application or send us an email describing a specific project you need help with and why we should choose your center.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Here is a little quiz for you to take. It’s a real easy one because I have marked the correct answer for you:
Our God is faithful:
___ a.) some of the time.
___ b.) most of the time.
_X_ c.) all of the time.
I know we all have times when money gets tight. We sit and look at all of our bills and scratch our heads and wonder where in the world we are going to come up with what we need. I want to share with you 2 personal journal entries that I made several years ago. The first is from February 6 and the second is from 3 weeks later on February 26.
Journal Entry 2/6:
Malachi 3:10-11 “ ‘Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,’ says the LORD Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit,’ says the LORD Almighty.”Journal Entry 2/26:
When I wrote out the above verse I had come to the end of all that I could do. Our bills were so far behind that I was really scared of what was going to happen. I had not been giving tithe because I didn’t even have enough to pay my bills, much less enough to give some away. But the day I wrote the above verse I decided to obey this verse and trust God to fulfill His word.God truly is good. And He is faithful. This taught me a lesson that I have never forgotten. Now I never fail to pay my tithe first before anything else. And I have never again faced the fear and worry about paying my bills that I faced when I wrote the above journal entries.
I decided to give to him a tenth of whatever I owed in bills each week or a tenth of all that my husband and I brought in, whichever was greater. It was really scary to do because our bills were well over $1,000.00 each week and we were not bringing in nearly that much. But I did it anyway. For 2 weeks I still wasn’t able to pay all my bills but I continued to do what I had set out to do. I was so depressed and really scared.
Then on 2/24 I wrote out all of the bills that I could not pay. I wrote my husband a note and told him the balance of what I could not pay this month and that he needed to let me know what to do. He called me at work later that day and told me that the Credit Union without our knowledge had been pulling out a little more from his check each week than needed to pay back his loan and we had a balance of $922.00 extra that we could get out.
I was so happy. I thought that would take care of most of what we still owed. When I got home from work that day, there was a check in the mail for $93.00 from an overpayment we had made. Together both checks came out to $1,015.00. The amount that we had been unable to pay on bills this month was $1,012.00. My husband and I both knew that God had truly worked a miracle. The next day I was able to sit down and pay all of my bills. I decided ahead of time that I was going to tithe on the $1,015 we had just received. I did that first and then paid my bills. Somehow it worked out that I still had enough to pay all of my bills and even had $80.00 left over. God is so good.
Messages from Our King
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38)
”Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.” (Matthew 5:42)
“So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” (Matthew 6:2-4)
”Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7)
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Many of you asked us at the Care Net conference when to expect the new Christmas designs, so here they are. You'll notice they are displayed in a new format. We're experimenting with what will be the new look of KeenerMarketing.com and PRCResources.com. We hope that this format makes it easier for you to see what we have to offer. Please be sure to let us know if you have any problems viewing the new christmas card designs in the new format and if you have any suggestions to make it easier to use.
You may not be in the Christmas spirit yet, but think of all the stress you'll save by getting them ordered and ready to go before the season's craziness settles in. You'll even get a discount off your order if you order early - ask us for details!
>>Order Yours Now
Monday, September 14, 2009
Pregnancy Resource Centers are our inspiration and we want to return the favor and offer back a little inspiration to you. In the past we've offered you savings and let you know about new products, but we've missed something important. From now on we want to offer a healthy dose of encouragement, some interesting and relavent news stories, and an encouraging verse of scripture to brighten your day and remind you that you aren't in this fight alone.
Do you have a word of encouragement for other centers? We'd like to give you the opportunitiy to share it with them. Send your story to Mary@keenermarketing.net and she will include one in next month's newsletter or you can post it as a comment here.
Monday, August 17, 2009
A cooler week here in Tennessee, with highs closer to 85º than the usual 95º with high humidity. It almost makes it believable that summertime is almost gone. Schools have already started back and colleges and universities are gearing up for the new year.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Even though we are not a nonprofit organization we have always considered Keener Marketing a ministry to Pregnancy Resource Centers as we try to help you economically improve your public image with quality promotional pieces. But we want to take this to a new level.
Proverbs 3:9 says "Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops." NIV
We feel that God is calling on us to give more than we have been to PRC's. Unfortunately right now we really don't have much wealth to spread around, but we still have our abilities.
So we have decided to choose one Pregnancy Resource Center per month for the next twelve months and give each one $500 worth of free design services. If your center is chosen you will be able to use any design service we offer and it is 100% free of charge, no strings attached.
Because there are so many worthy centers to choose from, we are at a loss to know which centers should receive this donation. To help us choose I would like for you to send me an email to tell me about a project we could help you with. It doesn't have to be long, 300 words or less, simply explaining the project you want us to donate.
Would you create that new website you've been putting off? Redesign that outdated brochure? Get rid of that logo from 1979? Take a look around our website if you need more ideas. www.prcresources.com
You only have to send one email. We will keep them all and each month review them and decide which to work for that month. (No phone calls, please.)
I look forward to hearing back from you. If you know of a center in need of our services, please feel free to forward this to them.