Good practice, case studies, expert advice and tips on legacy fundraising for charities.
There has been a notable surge in the number of charities seeking gifts in wills over the past year. Lisa Clavering asks what is behind their popularity
By awarding the bulk of the estate left by Melita Jackson to three charities, the Supreme Court has underscored the principle that people can leave their money to whomever they like, writes Third Sector's senior reporter
Telephone interviews with supporters of the merged charity led to increased interest in legacy donations
Initiatives to increase giving through wills have had mixed success, but the sector is increasingly optimistic about the future for this area of fundraising
After bad publicity during a 2009 dispute, the charity re-examined its policies on wills, writes Susannah Birkwood
Charities can miss out on insurance money when legacies in wills that have been drafted with these firms fall through, so they should support the Lord Chancellor's call for regulation, writes the legal expert
James Lock shares the results of his research on what people think about leaving gifts in their wills, and how information about legacies is presented on charity websites
An advertising campaign across print and radio has proved profitable for the charity, as Susannah Birkwood finds out
The animal welfare charity uses media activity to educate owners about how to care for their pets rather than to drive donations, finds YouGov's Briony Gunstone
Some members at the institute's annual conference were hostile to the board's proposal and the way it has been communicated; others said the organisation has to move forward. Stephen Cook reports
A recent ruling means charities could see an increase in claims brought by aggrieved relatives - but so far the courts appear to be taking a common-sense approach
In-memory giving has grown rapidly in recent years, but charities still struggle with this sensitive subject, writes Amy Peace
Joe Saxton of nfpSynergy told the Growing Giving inquiry that the sector should focus instead on normal legacies
Legacy incomes are increasingly unpredictable, but some charities still find them a reliable source of funding. Ian Griggs looks at how charities go about securing legacies and what the future might hold
Legacy fundraising can potentially secure the best return on investment and shouldn't be overlooked, says our columnist
The winner of the up and coming fundraiser award at last year's convention talks to Chloe Stothart about what he's been doing since
Charities need to understand the importance of saying thank you to donors, says our columnist
Expert advice, tips and good practice case studies.
Christian Medical Fellowship London SE1
Bank Workers Charity Finsbury Circus, London
Director of Homelessness, Health & Well Being
Bournemouth Churches Housing Association Bournemouth, Dorset
Samaritans Ewell, Epsom
Head of Fundraising and Supporter Engagement
Lifewords London, SE1 7QY
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