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Will Wars or Legacy explosion?

  A summary of this article was published in Fundraising magazine this month The legacy feature in last month’s Fundraising magazine was great and showed that year on year legacy income is growing. However, I found the title of “Will Wars” and “Still Battles to be done” infuriating. We are witnessing a celebratory legacy explosion [...]

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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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Donor experience OMG how charities still get it so wrong

OK so I am angry because I got a letter from a charity today. But then I realise why donors are so angry if they get a letter like the on  I got today – probably encouraged by the concept  of Relationship Fundraising. Let me tell you my story – it is a very simple one Three [...]

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