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Anchor Program

In the windy world of fundraising, we want to provide you with an anchor.
To become steady. To gain clarity. To build confidence. To stay focused.

The Anchor provides a 10-week highly structured coaching course combined with practical resources, mentorship, and community with a Crew of ministry leaders. Our process will simplify fundraising so you can advocate for your ministry and deepen relationships with stakeholders like never before. 

You'll Receive
  • Two sessions for learning and discussion per week; 45 minutes each

    • Instructional sessions with a topic related expert coach in a small group virtual setting 

    • Meaningful group discussion with a Crew of ministry leaders facilitated by a coach

  • Two one-on-one coaching sessions with a Flagship coach; 60 minutes each

    • Halfway checkpoint session with Flagship coach to ask questions, clarify direction, and gain confidence

    • Debrief session with Flagship coach after you've implemented some of our practices into your day-to-day

    • Meaningful access to coaches throughout the entire course via email 

  • Workbook to brainstorm and organize various planning items to grow a successful fundraising program 

  • Special access to Anchor Resource Library including extensive strategy, fundraising, and marketing resources to further amplify your work

  • Community with peer ministry leaders who you can relate to, network with, and learn from

    • This community will be your Crew for duration of the course

Deliverables & Learning Objectives
  • Redefine or refocus your foundational pillars: four cornerstones of your organization, mission, vision, values, etc.

  • Understand the ministry of fundraising

  • Establish your distinctives so you can find distinct donors

  • Learn how to make your fundraising transformational rather than transactional

  • Plan and develop your ministry’s Case for Support; the compelling document to inform, educate and inspire donors

  • Establish a Fundraising Plan with SMART Goals

  • Recommendations to expand your circle of ambassadors and ignite your board

  • Gain confidence and lose fear over making “The Ask"

  • A process to make appointments with prospective supporters 

  • A plan to reactivate lapsed supporters, engage new prospective supporters, and excited existing supporters

  • Recommendations to build and sustain a major gifts program

  • Guidance on ways to leverage technology to fundraise in our current virtual landscape 

  • Branding guide and messaging and communications strategy

  • Better understanding of what types of data you should be tracking regularly to increase revenue

  • Overcome obstacles you have been facing

Flagship Coaches

Emily Fitchpatrick is the Founder and CEO of Flagship Equip. Emily has coached 300+ ministry leaders around the globe in the past five years. She also founded a nonprofit serving sex trafficked teen girls in 2007. Taylor Johnson, CFRE is the Director of Strategic Partnerships and leads The Anchor Program. Taylor is a career development professional with a passion for educating, empowering and equipping ministry leaders. Tom Nolan is a gifted and seasoned ministry leader coach with over 25 years serving organizations like BGEA, World Vision and others. Click here for bios.

What you can expect from Emily, Taylor and Tom:

On top of a combined 40+ years of fundraising experience, you can expect Christian values, creativity, positivity, risk taking, strategic thinking, prayerful discernment, humility, and FUN as you journey together with us!

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Guest Coaches 

Flagship brings in topic related expert coaches as an added bonus to create a well-rounded experience. We partner with EPIC Mission, and Reliant Creative.


Time Commitment: Please plan for 1-3 hours each week outside of weekly sessions to complete exercises and review various resources.

Cost: $2,500 per organization (multiple leaders from one organization can participate in the sessions)

Tuition can be made in two payments if necessary. Save $100 to pay in full. Scholarship assistance available for smaller ministries and start ups.


"I have loved my time being coached by Flagship! Emily and Taylor are not only co-laborers in Kingdom work, but I now consider them great friends! They both listened to my desires and goals, and they joined right in where I needed their expertise the most. They are both down to earth, super relatable, and available. They exceeded my expectations for what a consulting relationship could be! I highly recommend you give them an opportunity to take your fundraising efforts to the next level.  During our 4-month program we raised an additional $40,000 and have proposals being considered for $50,000+!"

Sara Beth Fentress

Founder and Executive Director of 127 Worldwide

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"As a new ministry, we only had the tools to crawl into fundraising and the Anchor has gotten us ready to catapult with confidence and wisdom. Emily and Taylor took the Flagship material and helped us step by step implement the program. Because we are a new organization this pushed us forward and gave us the momentum and confidence we needed to start our mission. The accountability of weekly conversations and materials shared was great! Anchor program allowed our lead team to sit in on the coaching calls and this helped us all know the information and push us all forward. Taylor says things clearly and is not afraid of telling you what you need to hear for the betterment of your ministry. We received the encouragement we needed to ask boldly and confidently for others to partner with us with their finances."

Aisling Solarek

Executive Director of Michiana Family Center

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"We were looking to take our leadership and development to the next level and the Anchor program more than delivered. Applying the principles offered from the Anchor program has increased our community support 69% this year compared to last year.”

Valerie Millsapps

Executive Director of Pregnancy Resource Center Blount Co. TN


"As a fairly new Executive Director, I was feeling lost in many aspects of fundraising. The Anchor Program helped give me the direction and strategy that my ministry desperately needed in order to grow and scale over the next few years. Their knowledge of this field is vast and their individualized support was worth every penny that we paid for the program. I highly recommend that every Christian nonprofit go through the Anchor Program. I now feel very optimistic (and dare I say, even excited!) about our fundraising moving forward."

Laurelen Müller

Speak for the Unborn

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"Tom, thank again for your amazing assistance through the Anchor Program with Flagship. God used you and your team to help us more than triple our summer offerings, create a case for support that we have already presented over 10 times in the last few months, and polish our year-end fundraising efforts. We had some experience in fundraising already, but you really helped us to increase our efforts in wise and helpful ways that continue to bring about great results for our local chapter and community. You went above and beyond your assigned tasks and helped us grow in our biblical and practical understanding and practice of fundraising for the work that God has called us to do! Thank you again for your great work and support!"

Dr. James R Simoneau

Local Director

Child Evangelism Fellowship of AL, Inc.

North AL Chapter


"I have known Tom Nolan for nearly 20 years and know him to be a competent and trusted professional in addition to being a passionate follower of Jesus. We have worked together on several projects over the years so when I learned that Tom was working with Flagship I knew he was the right man to help us with our development strategy. We worked with Tom to develop a project and the result was a nearly 50% increase in funding in the short-term. I would highly recommend both Flagship and Tom Nolan for your ministry development."

Brian Considine


CEF Dallas


“Once we started inputting our dreams into the Anchor case for support planning process, we realized that what felt like a really far away vision was right around the corner.” - Josh, Bay Hills Church

Curt Howard

Board Member 

Shepherd's Refuge 

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