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My new and first ever book on legacy fundraising has just been published

http://bit.ly/2lZX3i4 Here is the link and it is all you need! I hope you find this book not only iconoclastic, but also practical and a fun read and full of really useful and good value tips. It is aimed at every fundraiser, anywhere in the world, who is raising money from individuals. The contents list is [...]

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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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Latest legacy income trends

Smee & Ford that great British company which has the best legacy stats in the world issued the latest legacy income stats (for England Wales and Scotland) for 2014 . And they are fascinating. Legacy income is up from £2.044 billion in 2013 to £2.208 billion in spite of a slightly reduced number of deaths [...]

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lifestyle

Amazing to hear on Radio 4 that 8 million of us in our current UK population are likely to reach 100 in age! SCARY How lives have changed. I heard this on the way ot the Lake District (on business). I got to my hotel . 14 people in the restuarant that evening; 13 people [...]

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