Applications for the Crispin Ellison Bursary 2020 now open.

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We are delighted to announce that the Crispin Ellison Bursary Award is back for a fourth year and applications are now open. The award is open to anyone working or volunteering for a UK charity in a legacy giving role, and will fund 3 through ILM training or through the CiCLA professional qualification. We are pleased to be extending the …

The roles of a Legacy Officer

Ashley Rowthorn Practical guidance for good legacy administration

It may seem that a legacy officer’s role is just to attend to day-to-day legacy management matters but, in reality, the role can potentially cover many key areas which require a wide-ranging set of skills and experience, and so bring additional value to the role. So, what are they, and why are they important?

Understanding the importance of checking estate accounts

Ashley Rowthorn Practical guidance for good legacy administration

Checking estate accounts can seem time-consuming and confusing. So why is it vital that you do it, and what should you look for? Checking estate accounts is an important part of ensuring that the administration of an estate has been completed correctly, and that a charity has received its full entitlement under the Will. Indeed, a charity should not give …

Crispin Ellison

Crispin Ellison – Joint statement from Legacy Link and the ILM

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It is with great sadness that we write to announce that Crispin Ellison died peacefully with his family on Friday 30th August. There are few people to have made such an impact on our sector, and Crispin was certainly one of them. For those of us that had the pleasure to work with him during his three decades in legacy …

Three areas your charity needs to put in place when managing legacy income

Ashley Rowthorn Practical guidance for good legacy administration

How Trustees manage legacy income is a key pillar of efficient charities. With increasing regulation and recent criticisms of the sector, putting accountability at the heart of every organisation (large or small) is essential for long term self-preservation and potential damage limitation. Legacy administration itself is a particularly delicate area, and should be considered by all charities as a priority in …