Last Friday (June 12, 2015) I attended the Y’all Connect Conference on social media and blogging in Birmingham, Alabama. My expectations were high, but I was fully expecting all of the information I learned to be applicable mostly in social media and blogging.Then, in the third session of the conference, I attended a lecture by Taylor Robinson of Six Foot Five Productions on “Telling A Story” and found as I followed the lecture, that his advice could be applicable not only to a ministry or missionary’s social media, but also to all other fundraising medium’s including one that is vital to a missionary’s correspondence with his/her supporters: the Newsletter. With that in mind, I’m starting a series of tips on writing newsletters for ministry fundraising and updating purposes based off of what I learned at the conference, as well as what I’ve learned from reading and editing the newsletters of 40 missionaries throughout 2 and a half years of experience. I would appreciate any input or questions throughout the process, and feel free as always to put your input and questions in the comments on the blog, or on Facebook or Twitter. Follow the series by simply “following” the blog or liking “The Missions & Media Guy” Facebook page and @missionmediaguy on Twitter! The first post will be coming soon, so stay tuned!