Some might look at the results to my indiegogo project and think of it as the opposite of a success, but they would be quite wrong. No, my launch fund is not completely funded. No, I didn’t reach the goal I set of $10,000. Yes, I still have to raise more support. Yes, I view it as a success.
If I don’t look at the numbers I can still see God in this project. He has shown me some support from places I had not even thought of. He has shown me how awesome my current ministry partners are and He has helped me see other routes for future fundraisers.
If I look at the numbers I am still encouraged. What the amount I raised is allowing me to do is purchase extra Mudlove bands (pictured below), and extra Jupmode shirts (the front is pictured below) that I can sell to people who want them. Now people can contribute and get a band or t-shirt too. It’s an awesome two-for-one deal! Help the ministry I’m called to and get a gift.
A couple weeks back I went to the Levis Commons Fine Art Fair with my mom and we found a tent for a photographer name Tiffany Kimmet and her business Subtle Verse. Tiffany had some awesome pictures and on some of them there were Bible verses over top of the images. My favorite one was a picture of steps leading up to a door with Proverbs 16:9 written on the steps.
Proverbs 16:9 reads “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” I think this is the main lesson God is trying to teach me during my ministry partner development time. I’ve said before that I am a planner so you can see why this verse applies to me. How I am looking at the indiegogo fundraiser is this. I planned on raising a lot of support through the project and it didn’t initially do that, but who am I to say that it won’t still generate a good amount of support through the Mudlove bands and Jupmode t-shirts. You know, I don’t know, but I am learning to let God determine my steps and I will follow His plan as best as my stupid human nature will allow me.
By the way, if you want a Mudlove band or Jupmode shirt send me an e-mail and let me know.
Tomorrow at 4 PM I will be launching a crowd-funding project to help raise a good chunk of my launch fund on indiegogo.com. This blog is to help people understand how crowd-funding works and to increase awareness as well.
You can find additional help on indiegogo’s website if you click on the titles below but I will highlight some of their thoughts to try to help alleviate any concerns people might have.
How to Contribute
You may contribute to any live campaign by clicking on the “Contribute Now” button. You’ll be able to enter how much you want to contribute, claim your perk, and choose how you want to pay. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit or debit cards, or you can choose to pay via PayPal. All transactions take place in $USD.
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How Taxes Work
Unfortunately this project is not tax deductible even though Greater Europe Mission is a non-profit organization. The benefit of donating through this project are the perks.
How Refunds Work
Contributions are nonrefundable. We may refund your contribution if your contribution was accidentally made twice or if the campaign has not raised enough money by its deadline to cover the cost of disbursement. We also refund any contributions made to a Fixed Funding campaign that has not met its goal by its deadline.
The only way this projects ends up being a success is by getting the word out there, that’s where you come in.
How you can help:
- Chek out the project at http://www.indiegogo.com/jacobcoon after 4 PM July 9th.
- Ask me any clarifying questions to help make the project even better.
- Share the project with people by using the tools on the project page, share the project from my facebook page, retweet on twitter or share this blog with your friends and family.
- Donate through the project for a one-time gift and get a perk.
- Donate through the project with a one-time gift and then submit a pledge card for monthly support and get two perks.
I would love for you to check out the project and see what perks I am offering, like photo of the month club, peanut butter cookies and others.