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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: fullyfundedpodcast.com.

Fully Funded Podcast with Mike Kim & Mary Valloni Mike Kim & Mary Valloni

    • Non-Profit
    • 4.8, 15 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: fullyfundedpodcast.com.

    S1:E10 - The Top 10 Listener Questions from Season One - Answered!

    S1:E10 - The Top 10 Listener Questions from Season One - Answered!

    In the final episode of season one, Mary answers the top 10 questions we've received from you and other listeners of the Fully Funded Podcast.
    A preview of the questions:
    1. What is a good way to express to your donors and prayer team that you really do care about them, especially when they’re long distance and can’t be visited. Do you try to just keep in contact? Send gifts?
    2. Our biggest challenge is finding new churches, families, and individuals to support us. How do we get in front of (at least virtually) new audiences? How can we enlarge our circle of influence without having to go back to the United States?
    3. My mailing list is relatively small and dried up (little response). How do I get more new contacts? I need new leads!
    4. How do I ask the people that I love and care about? What if they say ‘no’ and it creates an awkwardness in the relationship?
    5. I have been leaning on the support of a few friends and family members. I have reached the point where I feel exhausted with asking family and friend to continue supporting my ministry. What do I do?
    6. I have been a missionary for a long time now and I’ve run through my list. How do I approach people outside of the ministry for funds?
    7. There is a perception that people in the country I serve do not need missionaries because it doesn’t appear to be a poor country. It is one of the most spiritually impoverished nations in the world. How do I share my story so they’ll want to support our mission?
    8. Whenever I talk to my current supporters about bringing along others they know who might want to support our cause, they freak out and I never get any names. How do I build a team that wants to refer others to me?
    9. Most people assume the work we do comes with a salary and we’ve had little transition in between our roles to have time to fundraise. How do we overcome these challenges?
    10. One of my biggest challenges is feeling like you are alone in doing this. But, since I began listening to you guys things have totally changed. I received initial training, but haven’t received more info, wisdom and outside resources.
    Free Resource: Support Raising Checklist (PDF)
    Most missionaries struggle to know where to start their fundraising efforts. Use this full-color checklist to follow along with the podcast step-by-step as you plan your support raising campaign.
    Get your Missionary Support Raising Checklist here
    Fully Funded Workshop: March 4-6, 2018 in San Diego, CA
    Join Mike and Mary for a 3-day workshop designed to help Christian missionaries boost their fundraising budget and step into financial freedom.
    For more information: fullyfundedworkshop.com

     

    • 40 min
    S1:E9 - How To Write A Winning Support Letter

    S1:E9 - How To Write A Winning Support Letter

    When it comes to missions fundraising, there is no more important document than your support letter.
    Why?
    The reason is simple. Your support letter is directly related to how much money is raised for your ministry. It is essentially the “sales letter” of the fundraising world.
    A great support letter contains these 5 elements:
    Promise: explaining what you’ll do with donations Picture: making your mission vividly clear Proof: giving your donors the “gift of going second”  Unique Selling Proposition: explaining why you are uniquely qualified Offer: extending an invitation to your donor to give In this episode, you'll learn the Story-Based Support Letter format we teach inside Fully Funded Academy.
    Fully Funded Academy is an easy-to-implement, monthly subscription that provides you with the word-for-word support letters, emails, and social media posts (with calendar) to use every single month, based on the timing of your fundraising calendar through the year.
    Nearly 100 missionaries have joined Fully Funded Academy because they decided to get intentional about raising support, building relationships with their donors, and using best-practices to raise the support they need.
    To join Fully Funded Academy, click here.

    • 24 min
    S1:E8 - Make Your Difference: In Your Community, Ministry, and Yourself

    S1:E8 - Make Your Difference: In Your Community, Ministry, and Yourself

    In this episode we cover the final step of the Fundraising Freedom Framework:
    1. Focus Your Vision
    2. Run Your Research
    3. Enlist Your Team
    4. Enhance Your Brand
    5. Deploy Your Team
    6. Organize Your Ask 
    7. Make Your Difference
    The reason you're serving in the field is because you're looking to make a real difference in the lives of others. There's no greater change agent than the gospel of Jesus Christ, and having your work fully funded allows you to focus on the task at hand.
    Tune into this episode for practical tips and how to tie all this together and make an impact.
    Free Resource: Support Raising Checklist (PDF)
    Most missionaries struggle to know where to start their fundraising efforts. Use this full-color checklist to follow along with the podcast step-by-step as you plan your support raising campaign.
    Get your Missionary Support Raising Checklist here
    Fully Funded Workshop: March 4-6, 2018 in San Diego, CA
    Join Mike and Mary for a 3-day workshop designed to help Christian missionaries boost their fundraising budget and step into financial freedom.
    For more information: fullyfundedworkshop.com

     

    • 33 min
    S1:E7 - 4 Ways to Organize Your Ask so Donors Give

    S1:E7 - 4 Ways to Organize Your Ask so Donors Give

    In this episode we cover the sixth step of the Fundraising Freedom Framework:
    1. Focus Your Vision
    2. Run Your Research
    3. Enlist Your Team
    4. Enhance Your Brand
    5. Deploy Your Team
    6. Organize Your Ask 
    7. Make Your Difference
    It’s time to make your ask—a lot of people get a little antsy at this point of the relationship. You can avoid many common mistakes if you organize your ask by setting up a process for it. Keep in mind that your process will differ depending upon the segment of your audience with whom you are speaking.
    Mike and Mary talk about organizing your ask and creating your process by understanding your audience and what kind of message you can give them.
     
     
    Free Resource: Support Raising Checklist (PDF)
    Most missionaries struggle to know where to start their fundraising efforts. Use this full-color checklist to follow along with the podcast step-by-step as you plan your support raising campaign.
    Get your Missionary Support Raising Checklist here
    Fully Funded Workshop: March 4-6, 2018 in San Diego, CA
    Join Mike and Mary for a 3-day workshop designed to help Christian missionaries boost their fundraising budget and step into financial freedom.
    For more information: fullyfundedworkshop.com

     

    • 32 min
    S1:E6 - How To Deploy Your Fundraising Team

    S1:E6 - How To Deploy Your Fundraising Team

    In this episode we cover the fifth step of the Fundraising Freedom framework:
    Focus Your Vision Run Your Research Enlist Your Team Enhance Your Brand Deploy Your Team Organize Your Ask Make Your Difference It's time to use the team you enlisted to help you with your fundraising. By now your team should be filled with people who complement your skills and broaden your contacts. It's time to deploy them by utilizing their skills and connections.
    There are four things your team will need from you:
    Goals Tools Deadlines Clear Communication Mike and Mary describe the best ways to deploy your team and how to empower them to help meet your fundraising goals. 
    Free Resource: Support Raising Checklist (PDF)
    Most missionaries struggle to know where to start their fundraising efforts. Use this full-color checklist to follow along with the podcast step-by-step as you plan your support raising campaign.
    Get your Missionary Support Raising Checklist here
    Fully Funded Workshop: March 4-6, 2018 in San Diego, CA
    Join Mike and Mary for a 3-day workshop designed to help Christian missionaries boost their fundraising budget and step into financial freedom.
    For more information: fullyfundedworkshop.com

    • 34 min
    S1:E5 - 3 Keys to Enhance Your Missions Brand

    S1:E5 - 3 Keys to Enhance Your Missions Brand

    In this episode we cover the fourth step of the Fundraising Freedom framework:
    Focus Your Vision Run Your Research Enlist Your Team Enhance Your Brand Deploy Your Team Organize Your Ask Make Your Difference Many missionaries shy away from the idea of "branding" or "marketing" but the reality is that we already have a brand: it's what people think about us and what we communicate. 
    There are 3 identities to every brand:
    Visual Identity Verbal Identity Value Identity In this episode, Mike and Mary take you into the nuts of bolts of building a brand that aligns all three of those identities.
    To set-up a self-hosted WordPress blog visit: fullyfundedpodcast.com/wordpress
    Free Resource: Support Raising Checklist (PDF)
    Most missionaries struggle to know where to start their fundraising efforts. Use this full-color checklist to follow along with the podcast step-by-step as you plan your support raising campaign.
    Get your Missionary Support Raising Checklist here
    Fully Funded Workshop: March 4-6, 2018 in San Diego, CA
    Join Mike and Mary for a 3-day workshop designed to help Christian missionaries boost their fundraising budget and step into financial freedom.
    For more information: fullyfundedworkshop.com

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 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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