Development Forum: Legacies

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Why is legacy giving to arts and heritage exploding? And how can you make sure you catch the wave?

Registration and networking 14:30
Event 15:00 - 17:45 approx
Networking from 17:45 approx


Why is legacy giving to arts and heritage exploding? And how can you make sure you catch the wave?

Richard Radcliffe, Radcliffe Consulting (Biog below)


Arts & Business Scotland is pleased to invite you to a very special Development Forum focusing on legacies.

Arts and heritage sector legacies are growing fast but are nowhere near the crest of the wave…. Yet. So why are they starting to grow? And who are these prospects and legators?

Even more importantly, which are their favourite communication channels? 

Do they need advice on Will writing?

What is their decision making process? And what information are they desperate to know when making their charitable legacy choice? 

And if they decide they might do it then how can you cultivate them without irritating them? And do pledgers need stewardship?

The answers to all of these questions and more will be both shared and debated throughout the course of the afternoon. A drinks reception will follow to allow the conversation to continue.

Our Development Fora offer excellent peer to peer learning and networking opportunities and are open to all arts and heritage organisations and to businesses seeking to engage with cultural organisations.


This event also promotes participation in the Resourcing Scotland's Heritage programme.


What previous Development Forum attendees said:

Excellent networking opportunities, great speaker line-up. Lovely events to attend.
Lucille Bluefield, Edinburgh Napier University

Excellent forum for exchanging information and learning new skills.
Scott Craig, VAT Partner, Scott-Moncrieff

Worthwhile opportunity to meet people in the industry working on similar projects.
Evelyn Whiteshaw, New Lanark Trust

An excellent opportunity to meet new people and gather ideas
David Nelson, Scottish Chamber Orchestra

It’s probably the best forum for meeting the arts fundraising sector
Kirsten Howie, Director of Fundraising, Scottish Opera

For more insights from attendees interviewed at previous events, click here.


Tickets are free for A&BS members. 

Tickets are £30+VAT for non members

Membership starts at £50+VAT. Find out more of A&BS here


Presenter Biog:

Richard has 38 years’ experience in fundraising, the last 28 specialising in legacies.

He has held focus groups for over 650 charities in over 30 countries and met around 28,000 supporters to ask their views on Will making and legacy giving.
Richard has worked with many arts and heritage charities including the Royal Opera House, National Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, Royal Academy, English Heritage, RSA, Royal Ballet School, British Museum, BAFTA, Barnsley Museums, Blackwatch Museum, Brighton Pavilion, Ironbridge Museum, Glyndebourne Opera House, National Theatre, Old Vic Theatre, Eden Project, Hampstead Theatre and Hackney Empire.
Recently he addressed over 100 CEOs of leading European Opera and Ballet Companies. He has worked with a huge range of mainstream charities in Scotland.

Richard runs inspirational training sessions on “How to make the legacy ask” and constantly strives to develop practical but iconoclastic campaigns. He has been Chair of both the International Fundraising Congress and the Institute of Fundraising (UK) Convention. And he has researched extensively on donor happiness!

He currently runs his own consultancy specialising in developing legacy income