Promote Your Center with FindACenter.com

Prosperity Listings versus Charity Listings

Every New Thought Center in the world will have a listing in FindACenter till the end of time. "Listings are based on public information enhanced through participation." They are only removed if a Center becomes a fundamentalist ministry or ceases to exist. We don't wish to see centers devolve to fundamentalism or fail, which is why for almost 20 years, we have worked with centers around the world providing free services. We don't sell listings, we do not accept payments for listings. All listing are free. Centers which are prosperous send in support in the form of tithes and donations for the FindACenter Universal Directory and other resources we do which support you and them.

Prosperous Ministries are sending in regular tithes / donations to support the work that we do such as NewThoughtLibrary.com and other resources which support New Thought Seekers and Sharers get enhanced listings in recognition of the fact they are living the teachings they are promoting. In other words "they are walking the talk." Less prosperous ministries are supported through the Charity program which enables them to uplift themselves.

There are several advantages to having a Prosperity Listing, as opposed to a Charity Listing.

  1. It demonstrates the consciousness of your center.
  2. Prosperity Listings include the center's contact information such as the phone number.
  3. Prosperity Listings include a hyperlink to the center's website which boosts your search engine ratings
  4. Prosperity Listings include a hyperlink to an online map with directions to the center making it simple and easy for people to drive to the meeting location.
  5. Prosperity Ministries gain control over the space to the left of their listing. This means they can easily promote whatever is going on at their center through updating their graphic any time they wish.

Here is how it works:

When your center is participating by sending in regular tithes to support the work we do which supports your center and all of New Thought, then your center is recognized as a Prosperity Center. This is recognition of your overt act to support all of New Thought. At this time to the left of the listing that pertains to your center, you will see the graphic below.

We are ready to receive!

When you see the above graphic, simply click on it, follow the instructions and thereby begin the process of enhancing the listing which pertains to your center and gaining control of the graphic to the left of that listing.

There are two steps to take in order to actualize your control of the graphic to the left of the listing that pertains to your center.

1. Your first step is to put links on your website to the featured resources that we maintain which support you and all of New Thought.
2. The next step is to get an appointment for a Listing Update Graphic Support Session or LUGS. During your LUGS session you will learn how to control the graphic to the left of your listing. It is quite simple once you have gone through your session. If you are using the Macromedia Dreamweaver & Fireworks suite, you will find that future updates are easy.
You might think of your LUGS session as the first step in moving onto the information Super Highway to success! In effect you are changing your tires to new and more efficient tires so that you can get more out of your journey.

Learning to control your graphic area

Below is an example of a graphic from FindACenter.com's Alabama Directory

1.
This is the original graphic of Living Spirit Church.  It is on this website.
1.
The original mirror graphic of
Living Spirit Church.
It is on our website!



The graphics to the left and right appear the same.

However!

 

The one to the left
<<<<
resides on this website.
The one to the right
>>>
resides on the LivingSpiritChurch website

 

This is possible through the "magic" of the world wide web.


Now let's take a look at HOW
this little bit of magic
can be very helpful to your center.

These two graphics both appear on our website, but only the one to the left < is actually on our website.

The graphic on the right > is a mirror.
It is a reflection of a graphic which is actually on the Living Spirit Church website.





2.
If you do not see this graphic then you are using software that blocks your computers ability to see remote graphics.

2.
The present mirror graphic of Living Spirit Church
which is being reflected to the left of the listing
on FindACenter.com
It is on their website!


Using the Firefox browser, click on the left graphic #1 above.
Select "properties" from the resulting popup menu.
A small window should open to reveal its:

Image Properties:
Location: http://schoolof.com/newthought/ntimages/2008ALflorenceIND.jpg
Type: JPEG image
Image Dimensions: 200px × 500px
Size of File: 33.43 KB (34231 bytes)
Alternate text: This is the original graphic of Living Spirit Church. It is on this website.

You can do the same with the Internet Explorer browser. The information will essentially be the same but formatted differently.
We usually refer to the "Size" of the file by the international term "weight".
The weight in this case is 33.43kb which is a reasonable size for a graphic.

Now if you 'right click' on graphic #2, above and to the right, revealing its properties, you will see it is residing on the Living Spirit Church website.

a small window should open to reveal its:

Image Properties:
Location: http://livingspiritchurch.com/images/2008ALflorenceIND.jpg
Type: JPEG image
Image Dimensions: 200px × 500px
Size of File: 33.43 KB (34231 bytes)
Alternate text: This is the present mirror graphic of Living Spirit Church which is being reflected to the left of that listing on FindACenter.com.

Notice that although the pictures appear the same, there is a difference in the location and other information including the Alternate text.
Although Graphic #2 resides on the LivingSpiritChurch.com website.
It is being reflected above and also on the FindACenter.com Directory.

You can go look at the FindACenter.com reflection by clicking on the link below:
FindACenter.com's Alabama Directory

Changing your graphic, changes its reflection.

Here is another example from the New York Directory
This example will show you how they have changed the graphic residing on their website and thus changed its reflection on the FindACenter.com Universal New Thought Directory.

1.
This is the original NewThoughtNewYork graphic
1.
The original mirror graphic of
NewThoughtNewYork

2.
This is the background graphic to the left of the FindACenter listing that pertains to NewThoughtNewYork
2.
The underlying background graphic on FindACenter.com

 

The graphics on the left
<<<<
are residing on our websites.

The one on the right
>>>
is residing on the NewThoughtNewYork website's calendar page


3.This is the present mirror graphic of NewThoughtNewYork
3.
The present mirror
graphic of
NewThoughtNewYork

Once again, you can use either browser, Firefox or Internet Explorer.
Right click on graphic #1, above and on the left,
select "properties" from the resulting popup menu
and a small window should open to reveal its:

Image Properties:
Location: http://www.schoolof.com/newthought/ntimages/fac2010ntny.jpg
Type: JPEG image
Image Dimensions: 200px × 350px
Size of File: 56.52 KB (57872 bytes)
Alternate text: This is the original NewThoughtNewYork graphic. It is on this website.

You can do the same with the Internet Explorer browser. The information will essentially the same but formatted differently. We usually refer to the "Size" of the file by the international term "weight". The weight in this case is 33.43kb which is a reasonable size for a graphic.

Now if you right click on graphic #2, above and in the middle, revealing its properties, you will see it is residing on the FindACenter.com Universal Directory website
http://findacenter.com/weTithe/2008ALflorenceINDBG.jpg
but it is being reflected on this website.
Graphic #2, above, is a reflection of a graphic residing on the FindACenter.com website.
You might notice it has different dimensions and weight.

Graphic #3, above and on the right is residing on the church's website.
It is also reflected to the left of the listing on FindACenter.com
Notice the verbiage on the graphic is different.
It says "A little over 25 minutes from Albany and Saratoga"
The "and Saratoga" was added to the graphic but was not on the original.
because they did not change the name or location of the graphic, the mirror still works.
If you click on the graphic you can go to the website and see the present graphic on the calendar page below the flash.

Once you close that window, you can return here and click the link below
New York Directory NewThoughtNewYork Listing, which will take you to the directory listing. If you are not using script blocking software (explained below) you will see a mirror of this graphic. If you are using script blocking software, then you should see picture #3

Now let's look at how you can use this to YOUR advantage

To fully take advantage of the graphic to the left of the listing which pertains to your center, you need to create two graphics. One of them will be a general graphic promoting your center which we will use as a background for this space. The second will be the promotional graphic for your center which will overlay this general graphic.

You will get the exact dimensions for your graphics from your mentor minister.
At this time, graphics are always 200 pixels wide but the length or height varies depending on the length of your listing. Ask your mentor minister how to take full advantage of your listing to bring the most people into your center.

There are three factors that are important regarding your promotional graphic in order for it to work and continue working: The name of graphic, the dimensions of the graphic and the location or address of the graphic cannot change.

In the second example above, these three factors are:

1. The name: fac2010ntny.jpg
2. The dimensions: 200px × 350px
3. The location:http://newthoughtnewyork.com/images/png/fac2010ntny.jpg

If you change any of these factors, it is like removing the lugs on your wheel. It will come loose and your journey will grind to a halt.

With regard to factor 1. the name of the graphic must remain the same. In the case of the NewThoughtNewYork graphic, it is presently named fac2010ntny.jpg
If the name is changed, then the reflection on FindACenter will cease to work.
With regard to factor 2. the dimensions of the graphic must remain the same.
The New Thought New York graphic is presently 200px × 350px.
If these dimensions are changed, the image will appear distorted on FindACenter.
With regard to factor 3. the location of the graphic must remain the same.
This graphics is on the NewThoughtNewYork.com website.
It is inside the png folder which is inside the images folder.
Or in other words, we could say at NewThoughtNewYork.com, inside the images folder, inside the png folder is a graphic named fac2010ntny.jpg.
If the graphic is deleted or moved from the location initially programmed by your mentor minister or the tech staff, then the reflection on FindACenter will cease to function.

You can change the picture, but not the name, dimensions or location.

Thus, once you understand these simple factors, then if you wish to promote your center musicians, or guest speakers, it is easy to do this on an ongoing basis through this graphic.

The only visitors to FindACenter who may not see your promotional graphic are super geeks who are using script blocking software or have turned off the graphics for their browsers. Fortunately there are not too many of these. These people will see the underlying graphic that you have created which we will use as a background for your promotional graphic.
Thus, although a few visitors will not see your promotional graphic and its evolving and changing messages, they will see the underlying image.

When you have created the above two graphics, you need to contact ServingNewThought for a WHURR session. (WHUR = WHen U R Ready) so that we can program the space to the left of the listing which pertains to your center. You will need to have placed both of the graphics onto your website and know the address to those graphics. During your WHURR session, the space to the left of the listing that pertains to your center will be programmed and when the session is concluded, you will be able to whur up the information highway with your new tires.

Remember, we do not accept any moving graphics such as animated gif's or flash files. The purpose of the Universal New Thought Directory is to bring more people to New Thought Centers such as yours, not to give them headaches. Read more about allowable graphics.

If for some reason you are unable to create beautiful graphics, tell your mentor minister:
"We are unable to produce beautiful graphics, could you please help us with this?"
We will schedule you for a CAB graphic session. CAB = Create A Beautiful graphic. You will learn how to create a beautiful graphic in this session. You might think of this session as similar to a person who is stranded on the super highway of success, is unable to change thir tires and needs a ride. Of course in this case you are not paying for the cab.

Each session is limited to two hours. If you cannot be trained to do a particular task within two hours, then you will need to either book an additional session or we will refer you to a different resource.

 

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