Ligia is not your typical boring speaker with lots of opinions or assumptions without backing it up with research.

Thoughtful and honest, Ligia injects a healthy dose of humour in a content-rich presentation.

Being a legacy and fundraising geek means she spends A LOT of time reading research by academics and thought-leaders so she can bring you the most updated information and insights.

Facilitate board and staff retreats: Certified in Creative Facilitation, Ligia can run the most productive, creative and entertaining retreats and strategic planning sessions your organization has ever taken part in.

Donor journey workshop: this 3-days hands-on workshop teaches your fundraising and communications teach how to develop a high-impact and personalized engagement journey so your donors will stay with you for the long haul. 

Keynote: Hire Ligia to keynote your conference. Certified as a Master Trainer by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, she is a sought-after speaker and trainer. She has presented at conferences in the UK, Sweden, Australia, Canada, US, Brazil, Australia, Mexico, and The Netherlands.

Tailored training: Ligia can train your board, your fundraising team or your association members on topics relating to fundraising and legacies. She has ready-made presentations or you can discuss your needs and she’ll craft something specific for you.

Webinars: Hire Ligia to develop custom webinars for your staff or members. It’s affordable and simple!

Schedule a chat with Ligia to discuss how she can help you reach your goals.

Previous Speaking Engagements


Fundraising Institute of Australia, Brisbane

Masterclass - Gifts in Will: From making the case to developing or refreshing your proposition - how to make bequests work for you

Measuring, monitoring and reporting on your gifts in wills program

Charity How-To (webinar)

How to start a legacy (gifts in wills) program without a budget

How to grow your legacy pipeline on a shoestring budget

Coronavirus & legacies - How your program can survive

Fundraising Everywhere special COVID-19 virtual conference

COVID-proofing your legacy program

AFPeeps University (virtual)

COVID-proofing your legacy program

AFP Global (virtual)

Nudging and Persuasion: The Art of the Legacy Ask

Deep Dive (8-hour virtual masterclass) - Embracing the Power of Your Legacy Pipeline

Un héritage à partager (virtual)

Comment aborder les dons planifiés en temps de pandémie (How to talk about planned gifts during a pandemic)

Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (virtual)

Embracing the Power of Your Legacy Pipeline

Chartered Institute of Fundraising (online conference)

Legacy KPIs and Dashboard

Individual Giving Virtual Summit (virtual)

Masterclass - Decision science techniques that will transform your legacy DM (co-presented with Dana Kovaha Segal)

Arts & Culture Virtual Conference

10 ways to start a legacy program

AFP Mexico Virtual Conference

Planeación y estrategia: herramientas indispensables para superar una crisis (Planning and strategy: essential tools to overcome a crisis)

RAISE 2020 Virtual Conference

Global perspectives of legacy giving

Sustainer Fundraising Virtual Workshop

Converting monthly donors into legacy pledgers

AEDROS Virtual Conference

Cómo empezar un programa de testamentos o legados (How to start a gifts in wills program)

Chartered Institute of Fundraising - Legacy Fundraising Conference (virtual)

Keynote panel: The impact of CV-19 on legacies and the next steps for fundraisers?

International Fundraising Across Borders (virtual)

Fundraising for European organizations from Latin America

Fundraising for North American organizations from Africa

Conversations philanthropiques en culture (virtual)

Table ronde sur la pérennité des organisations culturelle et la philanthropie (round table on fundraising sustainability of cultural organizations)

AFP South Florida chapter (virtual)

Ethics Jeopardy

Relationship Fundraising Virtual Conference

Converting monthly donors into legacy pledgers

NAYDO Marketing & Communications Network

Applying Decision Science in Legacy Marketing

AFP Central Virginia Chapter (virtual)

Embracing the Power of Your Legacy Pipeline

AFP North Carolina Triangle Chapter Virtual Conference

The art of the legacy ask

Charity How-To (webinar)

How to start a legacy (gifts in wills) program without a budget

Association of California Symphony Orchestras conference, Monterrey, CA

The orchestra gold mine: embracing & working through a legacy pipeline

AFP - Quebec Chapter, Montreal, Canada

Fundamentals of Fundraising, Module 5-Securing the Gift (French)

Launching a Legacy Program (French)

Italian Fundraising Association conference, Peschierra del Garda

Embracing your legacy pipeline

Canadian Association of Gift Planners Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada

Legacy KPIs and a dashboard: Reporting without losing your mind

AFP International Conference, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Planned Giving: The Next Generation (1-day masterclass)

Let's talk about the elephant in the room: Mental Health in Nonprofit Sector

Getting Value from your Top Talent: Does Money equal Worth?

Migration at the Border: Managing the Crisis.

Using Facebook and Instagram to boost your legacy program

AFP - Greater Toronto Chapter Annual Congress, Toronto, Canada

Working and Embracing your Legacy Pipeline

Global Perspective of Legacy Giving

AFP Guadalajara Philanthropy Day Conference, Guadalajara, Mexico

Keynote: 10 ideas para revitalizar tu programa de fundraising (10 ideas to reinvigorate your fundraising program)

Preparando la casa para un fondo patrimonial (Getting the house in order for future donations)

AFP Monterey Chapter, Monterey, Mexico

El equipo directivo - socios del desarollo filantrópico (The senior management team - partners for philanthropic development)

AFP Microlearning videos

Launching a legacy program (in English, Français, Español)

KPIs for Legacy Programs

International Fundraising Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Long-term income unlocked: Building a sustainable legacy giving programme (masterclass)

AFP Arizona Chapter Conference, Flagstaff, AZ

Ethics Jeopardy

Ten Ideas to Elevate Your Small Shop Fundraising Program

Institute of Fundraising Conference, London, UK

Ethics Jeopardy

Club de Fundraising interview, Buenos Aires, Argentina

How legacies present a huge fundraising opportunity for organizations in South America (in Spanish)

ABCR, São Paulo, Brazil

Ten Ideas to Elevate your Fundraising Program

Guest presenter for Pamela Grow (webinar)

Working and Embracing Your Legacy Pipeline

Facebook Live with Gail Perry

New ideas for legacy giving

Insamlingsforum, Swedish Fundraising Association, Stockholm

Ten Ideas to Energize your Small Shop Fundraising Program

Wish I’d Thought of That 10 Years Ago

Legacy masterclass (one day)

AFP International Conference, New Orleans, LA

Fundamentals of Fundraising (pre-con 2-day course)

Gender Equity

Sexual Harassment

Philanthropists, Power & Democracy

AFP International (Webinar)

Working Your Legacy Pipeline

International Fundraising Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Turning a No to a Yes for legacies

Greenpeace International (webinar)

Best Practices in Legacy Fundraising

Northern Pennsylvania AFP chapter conference

Legacy masterclass

Wish I’d Thought of That 10 Years Ago

Ethics Jeopardy

AFP International (webinar)

Wish I’d Thought of that 10 Years Ago (launching a legacy program)

AFP International Fundraising Conference, San Francisco, CA

Fundamentals of Fundraising (pre-con 2-day course)

Fundraising for/as Social Change

Fundraising Institute of Australia, Gold Coast, Australia

Ethics Jeopardy

Wish I’d Thought of that 10 Years Ago

Bloomerang (webinar)

Launching a legacy program in a small shop

AFP International Conference, Boston, MA

Fundamentals of Fundraising

AFP New Jersey Chapter Conference

Ethics Jeopardy

AFP International (webinar)

10 way to re-energize your small shop fundraising program

AFP International Conference, Baltimore, MD

Fundamentals of Fundraising