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Patricia (Pat) Rich, ACFRE

Pat has consulted throughout the country and overseas on fundraising, planning, membership and nonprofit management issues. She is an Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive, the highest accreditation in the fundraising profession. Pat speaks at fundraising conferences, at meetings for nonprofit groups and teaches the fundraising course at UM-St. Louis. She formerly served as the president of the St. Louis Arts and Education Council and as the director of planning and development at the Missouri Botanical Garden. She is co-author of Membership Development; An Action Plan for Results, a frequently used resource for fundraising.

Contact prich@emdconsulting.com; (314) 692-7551.



EMD has provided experienced and disciplined consultation on a number of strategic initiatives critical to Cleveland Botanical Garden’s success. As the name EMD makes plain, there is just no substitute for experience ... process is focused, yet flexible, and the resulting reports are highly actionable"

~Natalie Ronayne

Executive Director

Cleveland Botanical Garden