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Reflections, Learning, and Setting Intentions For The Future Search (S2:E12) podcast

In this episode, Mike and Mary have a candid conversation that includes their thoughts on 2020, what they've learned, and their intentions for the future.

In this episode you'll hear:

  • An incredible Fully Funded Academy student testimonial. 
  • How you can't just sit back and let God do all...
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How to Get Stuff Done with Kamron Collins-Johnson (S2:E11) podcast

In this episode, Mary talks about productivity and how to get more stuff done with special guest, Kamron Collins-Johnson.

In this episode you'll hear:

  • How to be more productive in your day-to-day tasks.
  • Why people struggle with getting organized, especially when it comes to using new...
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How to Know Exactly What to Write to Your Potential Supporters (S2:E10) podcast

In this episode, Mike and Mary share the exact framework for writing to your potential supporters.

In this episode you'll hear:

  • The 5 levels of awareness.
  • Telling stories can make your supporters problem aware.
  • How the frequency of your communications can affect email inbox algorithms.


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How Missionaries Can Leverage the Power of Direct Messaging and Social Media to Raise Support with Natchi Lazarus (S2:E9) podcast

In this episode, Mike talks with Natchi Lazarus about how missionaries can use direct messaging and social media to raise more support.

In this episode you'll hear:

  • How direct messaging works.
  • Why you should consider moving to direct messaging, especially if you're in a closed nation.
  • The...
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Why It’s NOT Wrong To Market Your Ministry

Ministry. Marketing. Mixing these two words is like trying to get oil and water to get along. At first glance, they seem like mutually exclusive concepts.

But I’ve got a confession.

When I was headlong in vocational ministry (as a “career” or “job”) I desperately...

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The Top Support Raising Strategies We Would Focus On If We Started Over (S2:E8)

In this episode, we are talking about how to hit reset on your support raising.

In this episode you'll hear:

  • What it means to hit the reset button.
  • Why it's important to be honest with yourself when setting goals.
  • Building your team begins with just one person.




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A Pastor’s Perspective on How Ministries Can Raise More Support with Pastor Rick Eimers (S2:E7) podcast

On the show this week, Mary interviews Pastor Rick Eimers. Pastor Rick talks about how ministries can raise more support and build better relationships.

In this episode you'll hear:

  • How to build relationships that turn into partnerships with pastors. 
  • Why it's important to have a clear and...
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How to Wow the Pastor and Secure More Church Donations with Robby Fowler (S2:E6) podcast

This week, I am continuing the conversation with my friend, Robby Fowler and we're discussing how to wow the pastor and how to secure more church donations.

In this episode you'll hear:

  • How to get to the pastor
  • Why it's important to be actively involved in a local church
  • What it means to have...
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What Every Single Missionary MUST Know About Websites with Robby Fowler (S2:E5) podcast

Today I'm joined by my dear friend, Robby Fowler, and we're talking about what every single missionary must know about websites.

In this episode you'll hear:

  • Why your personal brand matters
  • Why every missionary needs their own website
  • How Robby's DIY website course can help you quickly (and...
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The 3 Mistakes That Turn Every Donor Off (Avoid These!) (S2:E4) podcast

Today we are talking about the three big mistakes that turn every donor off and how to avoid them.

In this episode you'll hear:

  • Why you shouldn't automate what is supposed to be human
  • What it means to "salt the jar"
  • How to make it easy for people to donate to your cause
  • Why asking for donations...
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How Long Does It Take To Get Fully Funded? (And More Listener Questions!) (S2:E3) podcast

In this episode, we discuss how long it takes to get fully funded and we are answering some of your questions too!  

In this episode you'll hear:

  • How you get people to believe in your ministry, enough to invest
  • Advice for maintaining a support base
  • Realistic timelines for becoming...
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3 Donors Missionaries Should Target (And One To Avoid) marketing

Written by Mike Kim

“Our support has ‘dried up’ … we have no one to contact, and it seems no one will support us anymore. What do we do?”

Over the past few years, I’ve received a lot of messages like this from well-meaning, kind-hearted missionaries. Though...

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