Life and Mission Podcast
Find your voice. Tell your story. Change the world.
Hard Stories: Writing for Yourself
As ministry practitioners and nonprofit communicators, we are often called to sit with difficult stories of human suffering and injustice. Even though we are storytellers, not every story is for sharing. Our words are also meant for remembering, exploring, questioning, and hoping.
Plan your storytelling. Get more funding.
Hit-or-miss fundraising leads to hit-or-miss funding for your mission.
That’s why I designed the Mission Writers Story Calendar specifically for missions and small ministries to plan ahead and stay on track.
Get access to my free Mission Writers Story Calendar and video training today!
The Power of Parables in Nonprofit Storytelling
Parables have a way of getting around our defenses, short-circuiting our stereotypes, and making us think in new ways. In this episode, we’re looking at the role of parables in Jesus’ ministry, and how you can use stories to break through walls in your nonprofit’s messaging.
How to be a Fundraising Super Bowl Star
The Fundraising Super Bowl is your nonprofit’s big game – and winning looks like raising the funds you need to serve. Here are some lessons from that “other” big game.
How to be a Great Podcast Guest
Being a guest on podcasts is a great way to share your message, yet it’s not something I see a lot of ministry leaders doing. Perhaps it comes down to a lack of familiarity with the podcasting world (beyond sermons). Let’s rectify that. Here’s your guide to being a great podcast guest.
More Than Podcasting: Are we missing opportunities?
In this interview, Eric Nevins and I discuss the potential waiting to be unlocked through podcasting. Are we missing opportunities?
Three Messages to Send Donors in January
End-of-year fundraising may be over, but you don’t want to lose the momentum. Here are three key messages to send donors in January.
Writing Books, an Interview with Kent Sanders
In this episode, Kent Sanders shares his process for ghostwriting and collaborating on book projects. Plus, thoughts on structure and creativity, and his latest project – a book about Elvis.
Get tips for using stories in your fundraising.
Life & Mission is a podcast with a new show every other week. It’s a mixed format of interviews and solo programs with your host, Kay Helm. I’m a writer & fundraising coach, so most episodes now focus on how you can incorporate storytelling into your fundraising efforts.
Mission Writers helps you develop and practice essential storytelling skills to help increase funding for your mission.