Fundraising Academy

Flagship Fundraising Academy is a virtual group coaching program designed to equip nonprofit leaders with proven strategies and best practices in fundraising and development, bringing radical
change through radical generosity for the glory of God.


Our coaches have a combined 50+ years of experience in fundraising, marketing and general nonprofit operations. We are thrilled to help you grow as a faith-based fundraiser! As you raise more funds for your mission, the Kingdom of God advances. This excites us! 

It's time to change

your mindset about fundraising!

"Flagship Fundraising Academy has been a gift from God in every sense. As a small organization, we needed a lot of help and training in all areas of fundraising and marketing and FFA has provided that abundantly. With so many tools, resources and especially “wise guides” we are changing the way we do things and becoming the organization that God is calling us to be. I highly recommend this course to every Christian non-profit no matter what size, God is truly working through Flagship!" - Ellen, Emmaus Journey

"Flagship's Fundraising Academy was an answer to prayer! We have needed a way to train and encourage our staff and board members in the area of fundraising, and the online sessions were extremely helpful to us all as we serve God in our ministry to children." - Janet, Child Evangelism Fellowship

"If you are just starting out as a fundraiser, or have been doing it for years, Flagship Fundraising Academy provides the necessary training to succeed in your role." -  Aaron, Regina Youth For Christ

"This was an incredible training experience! I enrolled with the passion needed to change lives and graduated with a level of awareness, strategic thinking, and resources I need to transition my positive intention into outcomes. Highly recommend pursuing this course of study!!!" - Kathy Hambrecht, House of Hope Maryland

"Emily...Quick update on the UVA Team you trained with in the summer with Fellowship of Christian Athletes: 

Fantashia is 120% fully funded, Mabel is 130% fully funded, Gordon is 100% fully funded, the General Fund is 126% fully funded and I am 130% fully funded!" - George Morris , FCA UVA Campus Director


You'll Receive

8 live virtual coaching sessions, plus 11 courses available on demand to view at your leisure 

A private online group with other like-minded fundraisers for  discussion and development

Coaching from certified fundraising professionals in

best practices

Access to our learning portal

and all materials for 1 year 

for up to 3 team members

Access to our resource library with over 50 tools and templates

3 hours of individual coaching and feedback

 via email or phone

A Culture of 


Transform your  culture to support and nurture development efforts with increased engagement from the board, staff and raving fans in the community.

Storytelling and


Learn to develop effective communication and media strategies while using stories to inspire action.

Monthly Giving


Learn to acquire and retain monthly donors to provide a continued revenue stream.


A Funding Plan

Learn to create a funding plan with SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-Based).

Perfecting Your


Learn to craft newsletters that make your donors want to read them.

Engaging Mid-

Level Donors

Learn strategies to increase consistency in giving by your mid-level donors. Receive tips to inspire them in a greater way.

The Art of Donor-Centric


Learn to communicate with your donors using language that makes them feel appreciated and builds loyalty.


Direct Mail

Learn to create direct mail appeals that compel donors to act quickly.

Major Gift


Learn strategies to identify, secure and steward major donors. Gain a better understanding of grant research, writing and reporting. 

Put Your Data

To Work 

Learn how to collect data that can be used in storytelling to showcase life transformation.

A Standout 

Annual Report

Learn to design an annual report that wows your donors and prospects.


of Fundraising 

A deep dive into the development function of a faith-based nonprofit, featuring the most relevant best practices for continued success.



Learn strategies to increase corporate giving in your community and ways to promote double your donation through employee matching programs.

Best Practices 

for Social Media

Learn tips and tactics to build a social media strategy that tells your ministry story in a relevant way.


Your Donors

Learn communication strategies that will delight your donors and make them feel appreciated.



Meet Our Coaches


Emily Fitchpatrick

Flagship Founder & CEO

Zach Leighton

Reliant Creative, Founder & Principal Creative 


Jeremy Turner, MBA

EPIC Mission, Founder & Managing Director 


Rebecca Johnson

Flagship Director of Operations


Phillip Holmes

Highest Good Media 

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Taylor Johnson

Flagship Director of Strategic Partnerships



Join other leaders who have participated in Fundraising Academy.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

House of Hope Maryland

Fit2Serve Ministries

MAAR Addiction & Recovery

World Outreach International

4 Sarah Inc.

Grace Place School

World Missions and Evangelism


Hope Unlimited

Samaritan’s Feet

Araminta Freedom

Starkeville Pregnancy Care Center

Insight Lawrence Women's Center

Regina Youth For Christ

Operation MATT 

Amazima Ministry

VictoryLife House Inc.

Child Evangelism Fellowship

CURE International

C.S. Lewis Institute 

1040 Hope 

and many more! 

"Flagship Academy's courses were all relevant to what is going in within my own organization. The resource materials alone are an incredible value and are very applicable. I took the course starting in January and it was a great way to kick start the new year! Thank you to Emily and everyone who made this such a wonderful pertinent experience." - Ruth, India Transformed


             The Winter 2021 semester is full. Our next semester begins in September.

Contact us to get on the waiting list.