The Opportunity


  • A survey of “wills created by everyday donors” revealed the average bequest is $78,630 for those who leave a bequest.
  • A review of ten years of IRS data found that a typical bequest averages nearly THREE TIMES a person’s total lifetime giving.
  • Sixty to seventy percent of American adults do not have a will.
  • Called “the great wealth transfer, over 80 trillion dollars will transfer from Baby Boomers to beneficiaries over the next 25 years. Of this, 12 trillion dollars is expected to go to nonprofits – but we need to respectfully ask and we need to make the process convenient. Secular nonprofits are far ahead of most churches and faith-based nonprofits in providing the necessary tools to their donors. 
  • The number of google searches for variations of “how to make a will” has risen significantly since the pandemic. This need to make a will is on people’s minds now more than ever.
  • Giving through estate planning has remained steady while other giving to nonprofits has declined.
  • Most people do not think about leaving their church a portion of their estate, but we believe many will if encouraged to.
  • Creating a will is an important act that allows persons to name guardians for their minor children and make their wishes clear regarding the distribution of their assets.  Our product allows your members to accomplish this task quickly and at no charge to them. It also allows users to  share information helpful to the pastor and family in planning their funeral service.
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Interest Form

How It Works

Faith Wills operates as an annual subscription service to churches and faith-based nonprofits. To make the service available to customers of all sizes, subscription fees are based on a sliding scale, depending on the size of your congregation/organization and budget.  We believe all customers will receive bequests totaling three to ten times the organization’s subscription fee, but our goal is a 30X return on investment.

We create a unique web page for each church/organization. The church/organization will then share the link to that page with their members, donors, and employees through their various means of communication. A church may also offer Faith Wills to their congregations in a way similar to a stewardship or capital campaign, or as a part of these campaigns. Churches may also choose to emphasize the service during new membership classes, financial management classes, etc.  We’ll offer promotional strategy and content throughout. Church members and nonprofit donors will have access to Faith Wills throughout the year and will be able to make changes to their will as they wish.

The “win” for us is not that your supporters use our product. The win for us is that people complete a will for the sake of their family and loved ones, and that they prayerfully consider leaving a portion of their estate to further your God-given mission. To this end, we encourage including attorneys in your church or community. Our product meets the needs of the vast majority of people, but there are services (like establishing a trust) that our product is not designed to do. We believe offering Faith Wills will move some people to make a will who may prefer working directly with an attorney. You may identify attorneys who can help them. We want this effort to be a win for everyone involved. Again, our goal is simply to help you increase the number of people who have a will and to increase funding for the important work you do.

In addition to email notifications of gifts and monthly reports, your church / nonprofit can access data through our secure customer portal. The data will include the amount of the bequest. If the donor grants their permission, we will share their name and contact information as well.  (The form encourages but does not require those who leave a bequest to allow us to share this information.) The data will helps the church/nonprofit gauge the effectiveness of its planned giving efforts.

Finally, we recognize that a product like Faith Wills is most effective when offered within a sustained conversation around generosity. Faith Wills can be a vitally important and helpful aid to your ministry, but it plays a supporting role in your more expansive work of creating a culture of faithful stewardship.

To get started or find out more, please complete the short form below or email us at 

Interest Form