Richard has 40 years’ experience in fundraising, the last 30 specialising in legacies including being Executive Chairman of Smee & Ford (a company which reads every Testament, after death, and informs charities of their legacies – they have read 1000 Testaments in the UK every DAY for over 150 years). He has held focus groups for over 400 charities and has met, in total, around 28,000 supporters to ask their views on fundraising communications, Will making and legacy giving. He advises charities around the world on legacy strategies. He has been Chair of the International Fundraising Congress and the Institute of Fundraising (UK) Convention. And he has researched extensively on donor happiness! In 2018 he was given the “Lifetime Contribution to Fundraising Award” by the Institute of Fundraising. Richard founded Radcliffe Consulting 10 years ago.