Jenny Karr, Director of Training & Coaching Services
What gets you excited about your role?
Personally, I had the pleasure of being coached by Tailored when raising funds for missions work in Vietnam. While on the field, I saw many missionaries struggling financially and being forced to return home to raise the necessary funds. I’m excited to help people build a healthy, long-term partnership team, walking with them through that process.
What's your #1 tip for organizations to gain new funding partners?
Tell us about a time when you helped someone overcome a significant barrier to successful fundraising.
There was a particular client who was being sent somewhere the organization had chosen, and he was struggling with it. He kept talking about all the things he wasn't looking forward to about the location. So I asked, "What if you started communicating the things that you are excited about instead of focusing on the bad?" It was just what he needed to start getting excited about fundraising. He realized God was already doing some amazing things, and God was inviting my client to be a part of it, and giving him the opportunity to bring others into this mission work as well.
Where can we find you on the weekends?
Usually at home with my husband and daughter, or out with friends and family enjoying the many community events here in Nashville, TN.
Where have you served as a fundraiser?
My husband, daughter, and I raised funds from 2011-2015 for missions work in Vietnam. I’m thankful to stay closely connected to missions by serving those God is calling to the nations!