I have previously suggested that every charity ought to have a basic legacy programme, as they are easy to set up and can generate significant amounts of income to help you deliver your impact (legacy fundraising has the highest ROI of all the methods).
A high court case reported by Kingsley Napley solicitors, and also UK Fundraising, gives yet another reason.
Someone left significant bequests in their will but unfortunately the names of the charities were incorrect or incomplete, and so the intended recipients have lost out.
How can this be avoided? Well in some cases you won’t know that your organisation has been named as a beneficiary until the will is executed, but a higher profile legacy programme may have helped the person making the will to get the details right, their wishes be acted upon, and the charities benefiting.
If you would like to hear how to set up a very simple legacy programme, why not use a free 20-minute insight call? You can book online using this link.