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 […]


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 […]


At this time of year a series of restaurants have a food festival where they offer patrons a set table d’hôte menu at a greatly reduced rate. I have been going to this event for the 10 years it’s been running and I look forward to it every year. I recently enjoyed a lovely dinner […]


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 […]