It’s time to focus on donor impact not will writing

Ashley Rowthorn Comment and opinion

What are the main challenges facing legacy giving in 2019? This was the question put to a panel at the IoF Legacy & In Memory meeting in London yesterday. No doubt there are significant external challenges – the economy, regulatory changes, proposed rise to probate fees to name a few. Charities need to be aware of the impact these factors …

Review of 1837 Wills Act is an opportunity to fix a broken system

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“If you want to encourage a behaviour, make it Easy, Attractive, Social and Timely”. These are the words of the Behavioural Insights Team, who we have become familiar with since their ground breaking studies in partnership with Remember a Charity. Much has been discussed about the importance of social norming, and the influence this has, particularly on first time will makers. …

Your vote matters

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A close friend of mine runs a social enterprise Coffee House and Roasters in Leeds. Today he got a call from the Labour Party saying the Ed Milliband was coming to Leeds and could they come to Cielo Coffee. They wanted to host a party meeting at his café and he was to get a private meeting with the potential next Prime …