Tuesday’s post on was the most read thus far. I hope it fostered an honest conversation about how we are not only reporting on legacies but also evaluating legacy programs and fundraisers, and it has. I would like to use today’s Q & A Thursday to address some of the questions and concerns the post […]


I thought that would get your attention. Reporting legacies is often a topic of great discussion and debate among legacy fundraisers. The pressure by decision-makers in organizations on the legacy fundraiser to both project figures and to meet these projections is in my opinion what is wrong and short-sighted in legacy fundraising as a whole. […]


In last week’s entry, I shared with you four tips to get your legacy program off the ground. I hope you found it useful. I promised to elaborate on every point so here goes. Tip 1: Get buy-in from senior management and the board (find allies) Proposing a new fundraising program can be intimidating to […]


If you have been struggling with launching a legacy program, fear not my friend, you are not alone! It can appear to be daunting but trust me, it doesn’t have to be. I’m certain you are probably saying to yourself: “oh sure, she’s at a big NGO, it must be easier there!”. Well the answer […]


I can’t take credit for this blog post – ok maybe just a little, I did contribute just a tad! Today I decided to repost an article my colleague Mena Gainpaulsingh wrote about a year ago. Enjoy!   As we go about our daily lives as fundraisers and gift planners, we all know what a boon […]

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