What I’ve been up to
It’s been a whirlwind lately. Everybody says that there are a lot of administrative tasks involved in launching a non-profit, and they’re right. Thanks for being so gracious during this short season where I’m posting less frequently while I work to get our organization off the ground.
I know so many of you are praying for me during this transition, so I wanted to give you a quick update on what’s been going on lately.
Processing Speaking Requests
I’m excited to say that since launching Equal Rights Institute, I’ve been booked to speak in Arizona twice, Washington D.C. twice, Sacramento, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Virginia, Iowa, San Francisco and Canada! This is fantastic because we will quickly be getting our message out to thousands of pro-life advocates within the first few months of existing as an organization. We’re also pursuing several college campus training events at Biola and Notre Dame!
Right now I’m processing these requests myself and it’s pretty time-consuming with that number of events. I’m currently optimizing a repeatable system for this so that I can delegate most of that process to an assistant.
I won’t bore you with all the details, but I put together our board and we’ve had two meetings already. I’ve rented an office, bought minimal supplies, and created our website. I’m networking with other ministry leaders in the area and I just finished reviewing a new pro-life book a friend of mine just finished.
I’m also raising personal support, like an overseas missionary does. It’s been such a blessing to meet with people and see how excited they get when I talk about our vision to use speaking, writing and campus outreach to bring practical dialogue tips, rigorous philosophy and relational apologetics to the pro-life movement!
Would you consider supporting my vision financially if you haven’t already? If every person that reads this blog regularly gave just $20 a month, we would be able to fund my salary as well as sponsor trainings for pro-life campus clubs that can’t fly us out to train them. We would also be able to hire more staff to get most of the administrative tasks off of my plate, allowing me to spend my time doing the things where I bring the most value.
If you want to support me, you can give by credit card using this secure donation page. If you prefer to give with a check or automatic bank withdrawals, you can download this form and mail it to me.
Thanks so much! I have a blog post going up next week on the topic of grief and how pro-life advocates can respond appropriately to friends who have lost a child, either naturally or through abortion.