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Where there’s a Will, there’s a lawyer. Or is there?

As more and more charities strive to seek legacies, more charities are energetically trying to find solicitors to help run a free or discounted Will service for their supporters. At the same time, new providers are knocking on charity doors saying “We can come to your home to help make your Will” or “you can [...]

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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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Fundraising regulation

All the frenetic activity on the “fundraising problems” in the sector are driving me mad. They have been around for years. Having listened to 24,000 donors volunteers and charity service users over decades it is clear that fundraising has been heading in the wrong direction for years; possibly since the introduction of Relationship Fundraising. Eight [...]

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The Great Legacy debate

Is legacy giving triggered by the heart or the brain? Or both? On 3rd July I will be debating this issue with the awesome Professor Russell James. He is a specialist in scientific research – he is also a Professor (Texas Tech University). I am not a scientist or a professor – I am more of a [...]

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