People reckon there are 3 things British people are embarrassed to talk about sex, money and death. I think that is changing, but attending a training course on legacies by the CivilSociety.co.uk meant I had to think about two of these topics.
Legacies are an important part of fundraising. Large charities have legacy teams and run legacy events, but how does Headway Worcestershire approach this topic? I have noticed we only mention legacies very briefly on our website (put on to do list), but we do get occasional gifts in wills.
The main messages from the training course were treat people well, keep in touch with donors / supportersAdd Media and persuade people of the importance of your work. So, leave a gift in your will to Headway Worcestershire. There, I have mentioned death and money in the same sentence. As the old saying goes only two things are certain in life: death and taxes – oops I’ve done it again.