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Does Missionary Fundraising Have to be Hard? with Karl Meisterheim - EM213

By Bryan Entzminger

Have you thought about how difficult it must be for missionaries to raise funds? Thankfully, Karl Meisterheim created SupportGoal to help take out the guesswork so missionaries can focus on relationships and calling. Today, Karl Meisterheim joins us to put the “fun” back in fundraising. He created a program called “Support Goal,” which helps missionaries keep up with fundraising. This program is great at keeping information organized and encouraging missionaries to stay connected. During the podcast, Karl talks about why he started the program. He also explains how SupportGoal works and who it works best for. His greatest goal is to see missionaries get the support they need to keep doing what God has called them to do. With this program, less time has to be spent organizing. This gives missionaries more time to minister and connect with supporters.    00:24 - Episode summary 02:38 - Introduction 03:05 - What do you do in ministry? 04:12 - The positive impact of organized fundraising 05:21 - Ways to fully approach fundraising 06:54 - Experiencing a deeper realization 07:35 - What led you to create SupportGoal? 09:01 - Finding a way to serve missionaries 10:06 - How does lack of support affect missionaries? 11:14 - The benefits of direct feedback   12:51 - What is SupportGoal? 13:51 - How to navigate SupportGoal 15:21 - What kinds of ministries would benefit from SupportGoal? 17:09 - Learning to not be everything 18:21 - How SupportGoal connects with other programs 19:05 - Can the program help with finances? 20:21 - Ways to approach confrontational conversations 22:14 - How much work goes into maintaining the system? 25:16 - Saving time for missionaries 26:26 - Having a flexible schedule 27:19 - Balance between work and life 28:32 - Resources for fundraising 30:30 - Who are key connections? 31:49 - Ways to connect 32:42 - Who is SupportGoal best for? 33:12 - How can we best pray for you? 34:11 - Recommendations and requests Episode Resources & Links Email: Fundraising Forum Support Raising Solutions Coach Your Champions by Eric Foley The God Ask by Steve Shadrach Additional Resources & Links Where are you listening from? Facebook: @EngagingMissions Messenger: @EngagingMissions Twitter: @EngagingMission Leave a Voicemail Become a Patron Subscribe to the Show Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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