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Keep on your toes, keep your eyes and ears open and your fingers crossed, let alone your legs

The world of legacy giving is all over the place – but going up. I have been saying for some time it is like dancing the Hokey Cokey but it seems to be dancing in a fascinating direction. It seems strange to note that the number of medical research legacies has actually decreased over the last [...]

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Bring back the joy of giving – it’s time to make donors smile

Stop for a moment. Forget any fundraising crisis. This might be hard considering recent blogs which have included headlines such as: “When fundraising hurts” “relationship fundraising: It’s complicated”  “Have we reached boiling point?” “The price we pay for losing sight of the donor”   Headlines to do your head in. Fundraising is under the microscope; because [...]

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Legacy giving now – don’t miss the chance of a lifetime

OK, so everything changed in fundraising on 6th July when the Daily Mail hit out at fundraisers and the way they were treating donors. In my view the ensuing tirade of criticism means this is the best opportunity to promote legacy giving in my lifetime. In my view this is the best time to re-balance [...]

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Predicting the future for legacy giving is impossible. Somebody called Nick Cannon (no idea who is was) said

  Predicting the future for legacy giving is impossible. Somebody called Nick Cannon (no idea who is was) said “Nobody can predict the future. You just have to give your all to the relationship you’re in and do your best to take care of your partner, communicate and give them every last drop of love [...]

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legacy webinars

I have run some legacy webinars with Smee & Ford and they are still available on their website if you would like to participate in them  http://smeeandford.com/webinar/index There is also a new one planned on 8th December which can be watched live and is all about communications with Executors and family members  

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