FirstClass is used by over fifty major national charities. Since FirstClass was first designed by a group of leading charities in 1991, it has been continually upgraded to meet the developing requirements of legacy management and the latest innovations in computer technology. They also offer FirstClass Express, a web-based version of FirstClass, which is used by a growing number of smaller charities.
Clear and Legacy Foresight work together on the main Legacy Monitor programme. FirstClass clients' data is automatically extracted and formatted for the Legacy Monitor programme, saving time and ensuring accuracy.
Building on the Legacy Monitor experience, Clear and Legacy Foresight have set up a new joint venture: Clear Foresight, combining our skills in data analysis and software development to creat the next level of legacy intelligence. We aim to transform the way that legacy information is captured, analysed and presented. Clear Foresight will enable legacy managers to carry out complex data analysis and to visualise trends in intuitive ways. The service will draw together the latest information from a range of different sources, allowing users to see the bigger picture.
ILM is relied upon by the charity sector to ensure that the £2 billion of legacy gifts received each year is managed in accordance with donors’ wishes and in compliance with the Law. ILM also works with bodies including the Law Society, the Charity Commission and the Law Commission to ensure that the legal environment supports and promotes charity legacy giving. Legacy Foresight are corporate sponsors of the ILM.
Gifts left in wills are the foundation for many charities in the UK; without them they would struggle to survive. Remember A Charity was formed in 2000 and now has over 140 member charities. Their collective aim is to do what no single charity has been able to achieve on its own - to encourage more people to leave a gift to charities in their will, after they've looked after their family and friends, so that it becomes the norm for the many rather than just the few.
Legacy Foresight and Remember A Charity are strategic partners, working on a range of awareness raising initiatives.
Hospice UK are the national charity for hospice care, supporting over 200 hospices in the UK.
Every year, UK hospices provide vital care to 200,000 people with terminal or life-limiting illnesses, as well as providing support for many of their loved ones. Hospice UK works closely with them to support their work and to create a stronger voice for hospice care.
Collectively local charitable hospices need to raise £1.9 million every day from their local communities to fund the care they provide. A key focus of Hospice UK’s work is supporting its members with their income generating activities. They share knowledge and good practice by developing national initiatives that members can get involved in, as well as delivering conferences, training, networks and publications
Legacy Foresight works in partnership with Hospice UK to offer local hospice charities tailored modules of our research and benchmarking programmes at reduced costs.
They work to help voluntary organisations and volunteers make the biggest difference they can, by:
- Connecting organisations with the people, partners and resources they need
- Representing the voluntary sector and volunteering to policy-makers, using the best research to demonstrate their true value
- Supporting voluntary organisations by generating and identifying the best knowledge and expertise
Like NCVO, Legacy Foresight are committed to supporting voluntary organisations in all their forms. We are proud to be long-standing corporate members of NCVO.
With the largest team in the UK focused entirely on working with charity, social enterprise and not for profit organisations, BWB are the leading law firm in their field. Their clients range from household names to innovative start-ups and from international networks to local community groups. The team has led a number of ground- breaking legal reforms and lectures widely, contributes to books and publications, and has extensive personal involvement as trustees and directors.
BWB has a cross-departmental team of solicitors and consultants from the firm's Charity & Social Enterprise Department, Dispute Resolution Department and Property Department who specialise in advising charities on legacies. The team acts for a wide range of international, national and local charities in relation to non-contentious and contentious legacy work, as well as for individuals seeking advice or assistance.
Bates Wells & Braithwaite are committed to providing commercial but practical advice, taking into account all relevant matters including financial pressures and reputational issues.
Meg Abdy is a regular guest speaker at BWB’s legacy seminars. For a copy of the latest presentations, please contact Leticia Jennings on email@example.com
Legacy Link’s team of independent charity legacy officers work as an extension of legacy administration teams. They help charities to navigate the sometimes complex estate administration process, from notification of a gift, through to distribution of the estate. Their many years of experience allows them to communicate with executors in a respectful and sensitive way, while making sure the charities’ interests are represented. Services range from long-term support for smaller charities to short-term cover for larger legacy teams, as well as an online help desk for one-off enquiries. Legacy Link’s team can also provide tailored consultancy and training to help charities meet best practice, ensure good governance, reduce risk and maximise their legacy potential.
Campaign to promote charitable will-making in Northern Ireland
Legacy administration consultants
Legacy notification service
Free wills campaign, run on behalf of nine charities
Professional body for fundraisers - convenes a legacy and in-memoriam interest group
Law firm with expertise on complex inheritance cases
The online Tribute Charity
Fundraising consultancy with extensive in-memoriam experience
Professional body for the trust and estate profession worldwide
Holds the worlds first PHD in Legacy Marketing, now an independent consultant
Specialist legacy fundraising consultancy, run by Ashley Rowthorn
Legacy fundraising consultancy
Best known for their Free Wills programmes - Free Wills Month and Free Wills Network
Make a legally binding charitable will online for £50
Consultancy and research on arts marketing
Wealth intelligence services
Supports development professionals in the education sector
Supports the hospicecare sector
Giving voice and support to civil society
Provides financial information on not for profit organisations
Works to ensure best practice in charity finance
Promoting the effective working of its member organisations
Representative body for the Air Ambulance Services across the UK
Making sense of and inspiring philanthropy
Evaluation and impact strategy support
Membership body for 47 wildlife trusts across the UK
National events company who publish helpful guides to running fundraising events
Provides training courses, publications, online funding databases, research, conferences, a bookshop and free resources via their website