Ask the Expert Q&A 15 December Developing legacy giving programmes with Michael Turnpenny
Michael Turnpenny will be answering your questions on legacy giving in museums on Monday 15th December 3-4pm GMT.
Museum Development Yorkshire wants to support museums across Yorkshire to manage their resources, look after their collections and provide services to their audiences in ways that meet or exceed recognised standards within the museum sector.
A key element of our work over the past three years has been to support museums to find new ways of making money so that they become more resilient organisations. We believe that legacy fundraising has huge potential for the sector and that more museums should develop expertise in this area.
Many organisations receive legacies passively – they are a pleasant surprise when they arrive! We think there are a few simple steps to actively encourage supporters to remember museums in their will. This includes developing structures and communications to stimulate and effectively manage legacies.
Museum Development Yorkshire has published a ‘how to’ guide on legacy giving for use by museums in Yorkshire. This was been produced for Museum Development Yorkshire by Development Partners with additional input from the National Trust and Rollits LLP. This guide is available without charge to museums in Yorkshire and the Humber from http://bit.ly/1nEqXYa
Disclaimer: Michael is a museum professional. Any information provided is for general guidance and should not be considered legal or financial advice. You should consult your qualified and accredited professional adviser if you require legal or financial advice.
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