Third Sector Podcast: Where there's a will, there's a way

This week Matthew Lagden joins the podcast to discuss legacy fundraising

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In this episode of the Third Sector Podcast, features and analysis writer Rebecca Cooney and editor Emily Burt discuss the current situation for charity legacies.

According to a market forecast by the charity legacy consortium Legacy Foresight, published in March, legacy income fell by 11 per cent in 2020. 

But that same forecast also pointed out that there may be an increase in bequests reaching charities this year, for the obvious and sad reason that we have seen more deaths than usual in the past year, with preliminary data suggesting there were 690,000 deaths in the UK in 2020.

To help analyse what the legacy picture is going to look like over the next couple of years, Rebecca and Emily are joined by Matthew Lagden, chief executive of the Institute of Legacy Management.

This week's Good News Bulletin features an intriguing note found in a charity shop copy of the novel The Best a Man Can Get, by John O'Farrell.

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