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Melissa Tubergen on Non-Profits are Entrepreneurial too!

Not all mompreneurs look alike! Melissa Tubergen is a mompreneur who started the non-profit, Give Hope RV.

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Melissa Tubergen knows not all mompreneurs look alike! She is the mompreneur who started the non-profit, Give Hope RV. She has a lot to share about starting small and starting with what you know and how entrepreneurial non-profits really are!

Meet our Guest Melissa:

Melissa Tubergen is a mom of six kids, bio and adopted, and a foster mom. She and her husband founded Give Hope RV where foster and adoptive families are offered rest and connection through the avenue of camping. She's a Jesus lover, homeschool Mama, a home hairstylist, and a runner, as well as a diet coke enthusiast. 

Connect with me and let me hear your thoughts:

Website - www.thismomknows.com
FB - www.facebook.com/thismomknows
IG - www.instagram.com/thismomknowspodcast

Topics we cover:

  • Melissa Tubergen's love for camping
  • Melissa Tubergen's journey of meeting her husband and their path to adoption
  • The decision to adopt internationally and the process involved
  • The founding of Give Hope RV and its purpose
  • The significance of cocooning and how camping helped Melissa's adopted child adjust
  • The funding and support received for Give Hope RV through donations and community involvement
  • Number of families staying with Give Hope RV each summer
  • Acquisition of additional RVs and fundraising efforts
  • Reach and advertisement methods of Give Hope RV
  • Balancing word-of-mouth promotion and fundraising efforts
  • The importance of support networks for adoptive families
  • How families are selected to stay with Give Hope RV
  • Emergency care spaces and referral criteria
  • Operating costs for one RV per year
  • The increasing demand for dedicated campground spaces
  • Challenges of integrating the ministry with home and family life
  • Involving children in the work of Give Hope RV
  • Melissa’s favorite gadget/tool

Resources mentioned:

If you want to learn more about how you can help the foster and adoptive communities alongside Give Hope Ministries, please visit her donation page. https://www.givehoperv.com/donate

Fill out their form to keep you updated on their ministry.  https://gmail.us20.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=6a9c333ac4b3a0f7fbb032e6f&id=f6ca23ec96  

Melissa's favorite gadget/tools are her sticky notes

Link to transcript: https://www.thismomknows.com/blog/episode-41 

Connect with Melissa:

Website: https://www.givehoperv.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/givehoperv/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/givehoperv/ 
Email:  givehoperv@gmail.com

About This Mom Knows

Moms know a lot of things, and when we start talking, ideas form, energy builds, and we take action. This Mom Knows is a place for moms to mompreneurs to find encouragement, connection, and maybe even collaboration but most importantly community with moms who know.  So, grab a cup of coffee, maybe a paper and pencil to jot down an idea or two, and let's discover what This Mom Knows.

  • non-profit
  • 501c3
  • entrepreneurial
  • mompreneur
  • adoption
  • foster
  • respite
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