Thoughtful and Effective Writing

By Saint Louis Council of Charitable Gift Planners (other events)

Thursday, March 11 2021 12:00 PM 1:00 PM CST

Topic: Thoughtful and Effective Writing for Planned Giving.”

Speaker: Patrick Schmitt

Approved for 1 hour CFRE credit

About the presentation: <span style="color:rgb(31, 73, 125); font-family:avenir lt pro 45 book,sans-serif; font-size:small">Many of our organizations are small with limited depth of marketing and communications.</span><span style="color:rgb(31, 73, 125); font-family:avenir lt pro 45 book,sans-serif; font-size:small"> </span>


Patrick is the co-founder of FreeWill, a social venture which has helped organizations raise more than $2B in new planned gifts, stock gifts, and qualified charitable distributions. Patrick and his co-founder Jenny were recently named two of the Top 50 Philanthropists in the World by Town & Country.

From 2009-2010, Patrick ran email fundraising for President Obama, where his team invented many of the existing best practices in digital fundraising. He served as Head of Innovation at, helping to grow that organization to 200 million members in just four years.

Patrick received his BS from Georgetown University and MBA from Stanford University. 

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