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Many missionaries feel underequipped to raise support in today's world. Mike Kim and Mary Valloni teach best-practices in marketing and fundraising to help you grow your donor base and raise more support. For resources visit: fullyfundedacademy.com.

Fully Funded - Marketing and Fundraising for Missionaries Mike Kim & Mary Valloni

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    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

Many missionaries feel underequipped to raise support in today's world. Mike Kim and Mary Valloni teach best-practices in marketing and fundraising to help you grow your donor base and raise more support. For resources visit: fullyfundedacademy.com.

    Practicing Gratitude: An Inside Look At How I Do It

    Practicing Gratitude: An Inside Look At How I Do It

    It's Thanksgiving week here in the United States, and on this episode Mike Kim shares a short (and hopefully sweet) message on practicing gratitude.

    You'll learn why "new horizons" are great for setting goals but lousy for tracking them, and how practicing gratitude instead can help you really step into the progress you've made wherever you are.

    • 6 min
    Knowing Yourself and the Audience You Want to Connect With

    Knowing Yourself and the Audience You Want to Connect With

    In this episode, Mike and Mary discuss a listener question:

    Have you noted any particular challenges for minority missionaries or church planters and how did you help them overcome them?

    • 24 min
    How to Clearly Communicate with Your Ideal Audience

    How to Clearly Communicate with Your Ideal Audience

    Mike and Mary dig into one of Mike’s clients, Elim Bible Institute and College, and discuss how they can attract more students.

    This episode helps recruiters and fundraisers think more critically of their marketing efforts so they can encourage more people to join or donate.

    • 30 min
    How to Rebuild Rapport After Poorly Raising Support

    How to Rebuild Rapport After Poorly Raising Support

    n this episode, Mary and Mike answer a listener’s question: Do you have any advice on rebuilding rapport after poorly raising support?

    Some of their advice to the listener includes:

    -Addressing the concerns and apologizing if needed.
    -What it means to build a campfire around your answer.
    -Following a cookie cutter approach when raising support.
    -Being a human and getting to know people on a personal level.
    -Getting back to the basics.

    • 24 min
    How to Mobilize the Local Church for Missions

    How to Mobilize the Local Church for Missions

    In this interview, Eric shares a few key insights from the perspective of a lead pastor, and how missionaries and campus ministry leaders can connect with local churches. He also shares his experiences in fundraising for various missions and community initiatives.

    • 25 min
    What Does It Mean to Be Faithful with Kelly Baader

    What Does It Mean to Be Faithful with Kelly Baader

    Kelly Baader lives in Switzerland and serves as a mentor to Christian marketplace leaders across the world. 
    Here are some of the things Kelly touches on:
    The 5 invisible areas that affect your life and business Switching the discussion from how much you want to make to how much you want to give Inviting Jesus to your business meetings How giving and receiving are emotional things and we have different reasons for giving to different causes Why you don’t need everybody to support your cause and a small group that aligns with your goal is ideal Resources:
    kellybaader.com Power of One Framework Masterclass Connect with Kelly:
    Facebook Instagram LinkedIn YouTube Missionary Support Raising Roadmap (PDF)
    In this roadmap key masterclass you’ll find out where you are in the support raising process and pick up any components you may be missing to ensure your long-term success.
    Get Your Missionary Support Raising Roadmap
    If you’d like to develop a steady stream of recurring financial support, then check out fullyfundedacademy.com to enroll in the Academy!

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Joshuadunlap ,

Great Info!

Great info. Love how Mary and Mike communicate clearly and directly to our audience as missionaries. There isn’t much for our audience and it makes it hard. This is perfect. Only wish there was more content now! It’s been 7 months! Can’t wait for SEASON 2!

Irfan Abdul ,

Listened to the first season twice!

These last two days I have spent about 12 hours in my car. During that time I took the opportunity to litsen to season 1 of this podcast. I enjoyed it so much that I listened to podcast on my drive down to my desitnation and my drive back. For an auditory learner such as myself this was a perfect resource!
There were several questions I have asked myself as I lead my nonprofit, however, there have been few out there to answer those questions. This podcast did exactly that, as well as answering some questions I didn't know I had. There are very few quality, affordable resources available for both large and small nonprofits and this is one of them.
You owe it to yourself to listen to this podcast if you lead a nonprofit or work in marketing, sales, or the branding of a nonprofit.

1WorshipDude ,

Practical, Wise Strategies for Fund Raising

This is another stellar podcast from marketing expert Mike Kim that is so needed for non-profit fund raising. These current, practical and wise strategies are invaluable for large organizations and smaller ones such as my "heart-centered" ministry. Thanks for producing this and sharing your knowledge Mike!

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