Nonprofits build local influence

Nonprofits build local influence

Compassion International helps feed kids around the globe; the U.S. Olympic Committee oversees the nation’s Olympic and Paralympic movement; and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services provides health care and hospitalization to people around the state. And all three are part of something bigger — a group of about 2,000 local nonprofits (including about 800 churches) that […]

Protesters in Springs plan to meet with Focus on the Family

A group of 17 protesters, touring the country in an “Equality Ride” will be in Colorado Springs this week at Focus of the Family and Young Life. The group, Soulforce, says they are promoting a message of acceptance to evangelical colleges and universities that have policies that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. […]

Focus on the Family reaching out to abortion-rights advocates

Focus on the Family president Jim Daly says he will reach out to abortion-rights advocates in an effort to make abortion less common. Daly’s comments on his radio show Friday and reported by The Denver Post signals a shift in the ministry’s stance that abortion is always wrong. Daly says the ministry will continue to […]

Gay ties force Focus to reconsider rally sponsorship

Focus on the Family might end its sponsorship of a national conservative political action rally because of the involvement of a gay conservative group. The lobbying arm of Focus on Family, CitizenLink, is a co-sponsor of the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. next month. CitizenLink senior vice president Tom Minnery said that the […]

Focus on the Family sponsoring teen homosexuality discussion

Focus on the Family is taking up sponsorship of a high-school outreach program to talk about sexual orientation. Focus on the Family said today it will take over sponsorship of the former “Day of Truth,” which has been co-sponsored since 2005 by Exodus International, a Christian group in Orlando, Fla. Focus on the Family has […]

Focus on the Family will run ads on Broncos games

Focus on the Family will run statewide ads during Denver Broncos games for the first time this season. The Colorado Springs-based family-counseling ministry attracted a lot of attention by running an ad during the Super Bowl featuring Tim Tebow, now a Broncos’ rookie quarterback. There are no plans to include Tebow, an evangelical Christian, in […]

Focus lays off 110 in wake of Dobson’s departure

Focus on the Family laid off 110 workers Friday. Spokesman Gary Schneeberger said the layoffs were the result of two factors: economic downturn and the departure of the ministry’s founder, James Dobson, in February. “Business analysts say it’s not unusual to see organizations transitioning from a founder’s leadership lose 50 percent or more of their support,” […]

Focus on Family adopts ultrasound in abortion fight

Focus on the Family is helping push legislation across the country requiring women to undergo an ultrasound and, if they choose, to view the images before they get an abortion. The effort represents a different kind of battle against abortion: one that focuses on changing minds, rather than pushing for an outright ban on abortion. […]

Back in the black: Focus on the Family

Battered by the recession, the departure of its founder and a suddenly smaller donor base, Focus on the Family suffered mightily in 2009 but appears to have finally turned the corner. The Colorado Springs-based organization had a $355,000 surplus, according to its Form 990, filed with the Internal Revenue Service last month That’s a far […]

CBS sees early Super Bowl advertising sellout

The timing of Focus on the Family’s Super Bowl advertisement appears to coincide with a banner year for CBS Corp. and its affiliates. In anticipation of this weekend’s Super Bowl, network executives reported this week that the network had sold out all available commercial slots a full six days in advance of the big day […]