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Get inspired, share knowledge, celebrate success and connect with your community at one of our events designed specifically for legacy professionals

Legacy Giving Awards 2023

We're thrilled to announce the finalists of the Smee & Ford Legacy Giving Awards 2023!

On the behalf of all of us at Smee & Ford, congratulations to the 64 finalists!

The award entries were reviewed and assessed by a judging panel including some of the biggest names from the legacy giving community.

The finalists have been selected based on matching the criteria for Excellence, Innovation, and Impact and attributing scores against a transparent system to recognise and reward inspirational legacy teams and individuals. 

The selected winners will be announced during a ceremony at the Hilton Bankside, London, on 27th April 2023.

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Legacy Strategy Summit

This annual event brings together charities of all sizes to share ideas, inspiration and the latest developments around legacy fundraising strategy. Whether you’re just starting out on your legacy fundraising journey or are looking to build on your existing processes, this is a must-attend event for your legacy team.

The importance and appreciation of legacy income is at an all-time high, and the potential for the sector is substantial. Charity legacy teams must now do all they can to seize the opportunities in legacy fundraising to make the most of this highly valuable and growing income stream.

Whether you're looking to develop or update your current strategy, grow your legacy pledger pipeline, or re-invent your whole legacy message, the Smee & Ford Legacy Strategy Summit will offer you experienced thought leadership, the latest solutions to your legacy fundraising challenges, and provide you with a useful space in which to share best practice and techniques with your colleagues from across the sector.

#LSS23 is returning again as a digital event on 20th June!

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Smee & Ford Masterclasses

Smee & Ford Masterclasses offer the opportunity for the busy legacy professional to keep up to date with their learning and development. These 1-hour CPD-accredited online sessions are structured around 4 key themes and formats.

Explain: From charity leaders looking to set up a legacy team, through to professionals requiring in-depth learning to optimise their role, these sessions provide essential ‘how to’ guides on a range of fundamental topics.

Inspire – Senior charity professionals need new ideas to help advance legacy giving income streams. These sessions are designed to challenge thinking and spark new ideas to advance strategies and approach!

Inform – Helping you to adapt and innovate, these sessions provide ain clarity, focus and guidance on the latest complex challenges affecting legacy teams, including regulatory, environmental and behavioural changes.

Explore – Discover timely solutions to do more with less, whilst providing an exceptional experience. These sessions will offer practical case studies and implementable action plans.

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Excellence in Legacy Administration

The biggest names in legacy administration gathered at this event on 6th December to share practical tips, techniques and advice for maximising legacy income, keeping up with innovations and the latest in-depth insight into legacy trends.

Thank you to everyone who attended #ELA22, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Register your interest for 2023