Nonprofit webinar recording

Planned Giving for Churches: Encouraging estate planning in your congregations

People of faith are generous – religious causes represent the largest slice of annual giving at 27% (Giving USA). Despite this, most churches don’t have a planned giving strategy but they should.


Learn how to get your planned giving efforts started at your congregation by joining Patrick Schmitt, Co-CEO of FreeWill and James W. Murphy, author of the new interfaith planned giving book Faithful Giving – The Heart of Planned Gifts, for this informative webinar.


In this webinar, we covered:

  • Three actionable strategies you can use right now to encourage planned gifts to your congregation
  • Why now is the time for your church to create a planned giving strategy if you want to take advantage of the Great Wealth Transfer
  • How planned giving at churches differs from secular nonprofits

Our Speakers: 

James W. Murphy



Patrick Schmitt

Co-CEO at FreeWill