Testimonials

"Emily is not only a phenomenal human being, she's a skilled professional who achieves results in every area she applies herself. Emily is a great speaker, an engaging teacher, a compassionate director with a gift of developing relationships. Her safe home for girls became a blueprint for success across the nation at a time when success was rare. She will be an asset to any endeavor requiring dedication, perseverance and heart." 

Elizabeth Scaife, Director Training of Shared Hope International

"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, 127 Worldwide

"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, Director, Speak for the Unborn

"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, Director, CEF Dallas

"As 2019 has unfolded, I have become keenly aware of the Holy Spirit's interactions and one example is Emily Fitchpatrick. At Narrow Gate, we engaged with Flagship to make sure our ministry messaging matched our Vision, Mission, and Strategy. At first I thought this would be an okay exercise, but the Holy Spirit wanted me to have total clarity about the unique ministry God has given us. To date, we believe it is the best messaging on the Why, the How, and the What of Narrow Gate!" 

Bill Lohnes, Founder Narrow Gate

"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 Arvayo, Board Member, Emmaus Journey

"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 Friesen, Partnership Development Coach, Regina Youth For Christ

"When I think of Emily Fitchpatrick I think of someone who has gone over and above in absolutely every single aspect of her coaching services. She taught me so much that I don't even know how I ran a ministry before learning it and she never once made me feel silly for not already knowing it. Emily started out as my online coach and ended up a dear friend, even a fundamental pillar in my work as an Executive Director. I would HIGHLY recommend her for anything and everything pertaining to a nonprofit and more. Whatever your challenge, whatever your inquiry, she knows. Believe me, she knows!"

Tara Germain, Founder, Light and Salt Ministries Nicaragua 

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

Valerie Millsapps, ED, Pregnancy Resource Center, TN

"It has been my privilege to know and interact with Emily Fitchpatrick for almost 10 years. Her tenacious yet humble character combined with her energy and passion made her a leader in the emerging field of non-profit management for restoration programs for victims of human trafficking. Emily's vision, entrepreneurial, communication and people skills combine to make her standout in non-profit leadership and sustainability."

Dr. Rebecca Johnson, Psychologist-Trainer Human Trafficking Aftercare

"Contracting with Emily Fitchpatrick has been a great investment for not only my professional development but for the entire organization's long-term success.  Each session of coaching has exceeded my expectations.  Emily encourages "outside the box" thinking and combines that with proven methods to grow and sustain a non-profit.  I appreciate her authenticity and transparency.  Her real world experience in managing and growing a successful non-profit makes the coaching time more valuable as she shares lessons learned along her journey.  She listens to our needs and asks the right questions to bring out the answers that best serves our mission.  Emily's coaching method teaches us how to problem solve and come up with strategic solutions way beyond our scheduled time together. I recommend Emily Fitchpatrick and Flagship Equip to leaders of all experience levels." 

Stephanie Holt, Founder, Mission 21

"Emily has always shown incredible consistency in her unwavering dedication to helping others. Balancing leadership positions and a public presence she always approaches any task with honesty and integrity. It is an honor to work with her!"

Eliza Reock, National Center For Missing & Exploited Children

"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.

"Flagship's Fundraising Academy was so helpful to our staff and volunteer leaders who participated in many ways! We learned how to approach fundraising as a ministry to our donors who are the heroes of our outreach to children. The tools they offer to be more organized and thoughtful about fundraising were a tremendous help! I especially appreciate that Flagship is faith-based and shares our ministry's worldview. I highly recommend Flagship Equip as an excellent resource and "coach" in the area of fundraising for your nonprofit." 

Janet Johnson, Regional Director, Child Evangelism Fellowship of West Texas 

"Emily is a particularly knowledgeable fundraising expert and an absolute delight to work with! She is able to leverage her depth and breadth of experience and knowledge by breaking down concepts into manageable bites or action items. Based on what she has taught me, I have been able to educate our leadership and management teams. We are so excited to implement best practices in 2020 and have no doubt this will be the most fruitful approach for our 45 year old organization. I am so grateful for her coaching and recommend her with tremendous enthusiasm!"

Julie Shields, Director of Donor Development, MARR Addiction Treatment Center 

"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

"I’m very new to fundraising (and to Talking Bibles), so the weekly courses and extra resources have been super helpful for me personally and have prompted a lot of really beneficial conversations within our organization. I’ve really appreciated your gentle yet passionate spirit as you led, and I admire your attentiveness and dedication to the Lord. He has most certainly anointed your life in a way that many are blessed by. So thanks again!"

Whitney Wallerius, Partner Relations, Talking Bibles 

"God is so faithful and there is much to be celebrated. We did hit our $50,000.00 goal for the down payment on the mobile medical unit and received a matching grant for $50,000. The total raised was $119,843.58. This is the most we have EVER raised at a GALA! We had our 3 highest gifts in the history of our 25-year ministry! SPEAK LIFE was a HUGE success. Emily and Taylor helped us think outside the box to come up with creative ways to celebrate 25 years of serving women facing unexpected pregnancies in our community. We are thankful for the extra attention to detail to make sure every letter, email and graphic perfectly reflected the work God does through our ministry. They were cheering us on every step of the way making sure we didn’t need any additional support. The Flagship team beautifully reflects our Lord in every aspect of the work they do as they craft a campaign specific to your fundraising needs. THEY ARE FAMILY!"

Carol Fairman, PRC Walton

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