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Meet Tom Nolan

Tom is the President of Growth Mission and coach with Flagship's Anchor Program. Tom brings 25 years of ministry experience as a pastor and nonprofit leader to help organizations develop to reach their goals, outcomes and objectives. Tom has worked with organizations such as the New York City Leadership Center, Willow Creek, World Vision, Compassion International, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and more. Tom lends his time to Flagship as a trusted advisor and partners to serve our clients.




Through this 10-week course and ministry leader co-hort, you will walk away with tools and processes that take the heavy lifting out of your fundraising efforts. We hope to simplify this work so you can effectively advocate for your ministry and deepen relationships with supporters.

"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!" -Sara Beth Fentress, Executive Director, 127 Worldwide



Anchor Program 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

Although the co-hort does not start until January, we're providing several foundational courses and learning objectives upon enrollment to help set the framework for our time together. You can download the schedule here.

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