Ciao from Venice! This week I’m headed to Peschiera del Garda in Verona where the Italian Fundraising Association is hosting its annual Festival di Fundraising conference. It’s not all pasta, pizza and Limoncello in Italy. It is the third biggest fundraising market in Europe after the UK and Germany. Italians generously donated €9.1m in 2017. […]


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. […]


Having a lifelong fascination with human behaviour and how /why people make certain decisions, I have always found ethics to be a subject matter that interests me a lot. I present on this at conferences around the globe and enjoy reading about its different theories and applications. Recently, a colleague wrote to me with an […]


In March 2016 I started a new job for an international NGO. The new gig requires me to travel around the globe and work on an aspect of philanthropy that I am passionate about – legacies. To me, legacy giving is the epitome of a fundraising and I truly believe it is the tactic that […]