Christmas – A Time to Give Something Back By Dr Claire Routley, Institute of Fundraising


Christmas can be a particularly difficult time when someone you love has died. It’s one of the times of year when we really feel the absence of those we’ve loved and lost.

Most organisations will receive donations throughout the year as a result of a bereavement, whether that’s through gifts in memory of a loved one or legacy gifts.

How might we give something back to our bereaved supporters and let them know we’re thinking of them over the Christmas period? I’ve made some suggestions below:

If your organisation has found a way of giving something back its bereaved supporters at Christmas that they’ve found particularly helpful, do share it with us.

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