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Dutch legacy pioneer Arjen van Ketel has joined the British legacy giving consultancy Legacy Futures, as part of a move to strengthen its legacy giving support for European nonprofits.
As of 1 January, Legacy Future’s consultancy and training for legacy fundraising is now available to European nonprofits of all sizes, through the Netherlands office, led by van Ketel, as senior consultant, and Lena Vizy, who joined the team in late 2022.
Speaking of his appointment, van Ketel says:
“Legacy giving has increased significantly in importance in the last 25 years. Working with Legacy Futures ensures that organisations in the Netherlands and throughout continental Europe also have access to the latest international expertise in this increasingly important area of fundraising. I’m delighted to be collaborating with Lena Vizy and bringing our collective knowledge to the sector.
Ashley Rowthorn, managing director of Legacy Futures, adds:
”At Legacy Futures, our mission is to help nonprofits to grow with legacy giving. We know this is an area of growth and significant potential for organisations of all shapes and sizes, and we want to see more of them realise their potential in this area.
“Over the coming decades, legacy giving will prove not only to be resilient, but will grow like no other form of giving. We have been working in the area of gifts in wills and in memory giving for over 30 years, and support over 200 charities in the UK, Netherlands and across Europe. With Arjen van Ketel and Lena Vizy in our team, we can continue to build on this, buoyed by their experience and pioneering approach.”
The ninth Dutch Legacy Monitor starts in February with a record number of participants. This will be followed by a legacy course, and training for cultural organisations. Later in the year, a new research project into Dutch will benefactors will commence, followed by various advisory processes in the Netherlands and Germany.
Legacy Futures is also launching a new International Bursary for nonprofits outside the UK who are looking to invest in gifts in wills or in memory giving.