Blogs

  • January 2016

  • Growing legacy giving in Australia

    Australians are leaving significant legacies to charities, with gifts in Wills contributing around 20% of all charitable giving. Like the international experience, the percentage of those leaving gifts in their Wills indicates legacy giving is far from standard practice. This does not reflect the number of Australians who would like to leave a lasting legacy. Research from […]

  • Growing legacy giving in Australia

    Australians are leaving significant legacies to charities, with gifts in Wills contributing around 20% of all charitable giving. Like the international experience, the percentage of those leaving gifts in their Wills indicates legacy giving is far from standard practice. This does not reflect the number of Australians who would like to leave a lasting legacy. Research from […]

  • Get your priorities in order for 2016

    It’s the new year. You’ve decided to lose weight, quit smoking, drink less. But have you promised yourself to get your assets in order? Around half of the adult population don’t have a will. This can be because we believe we don’t need one and we don’t have enough assets. Many assume their assets will go to […]

  • Get your priorities in order for 2016

    It’s the new year. You’ve decided to lose weight, quit smoking, drink less. But have you promised yourself to get your assets in order? Around half of the adult population don’t have a will. This can be because we believe we don’t need one and we don’t have enough assets. Many assume their assets will go to […]

  • December 2015

  • The gift to the future

    In his opening speech at last week’s UN Conference on Climate Change, Prince Charles spoke about the importance of recognizing the rights of the next generation. “I urge you to consider the needs of the youngest generation, because none of us has the right to assume that ‘for our today they should give up their […]

  • The gift to the future

    In his opening speech at last week’s UN Conference on Climate Change, Prince Charles spoke about the importance of recognizing the rights of the next generation. “I urge you to consider the needs of the youngest generation, because none of us has the right to assume that ‘for our today they should give up their […]

  • Legacy giving in the global arena

    Back in 1993, Diana Newman and colleagues at the Columbus Foundation in the US were sat around a table wondering why so few people left gifts in their Wills. “I imagine they never even thought about doing it,” she said. “That got several of us thinking about a community-wide effort to encourage everyone to consider […]

  • Legacy giving in the global arena

    Back in 1993, Diana Newman and colleagues at the Columbus Foundation in the US were sat around a table wondering why so few people left gifts in their Wills. “I imagine they never even thought about doing it,” she said. “That got several of us thinking about a community-wide effort to encourage everyone to consider […]

  • November 2015

  • A complex beast

    In July the long-standing pledge by the Conservative Party to reduce the burden of Inheritance Tax for so called “Middle England”, by increasing the entry point for a married couple to an eye catching £1,000,000, came to fruition. In the first Conservative Budget for nearly 20 years delivered by George Osborne, the much anticipated rabbit […]

  • A complex beast

    In July the long-standing pledge by the Conservative Party to reduce the burden of Inheritance Tax for so called “Middle England”, by increasing the entry point for a married couple to an eye catching £1,000,000, came to fruition. In the first Conservative Budget for nearly 20 years delivered by George Osborne, the much anticipated rabbit […]

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