The Institute of Legacy Management
Offering specialist training and qualifications, expert advice and a growing support network, the Institute of Legacy Management (ILM) is the membership body for professionally qualified staff dealing with legacy income.
Established in 1999, the ILM now represent and support more than 600 individuals, working in over 350 charities, not-for-profit organisations and associated professions.
Across the sector, legacy professionals are responsible for over £3bn of charitable income each year – income that many charitable organisations rely on for their survival. They are proud to do the work they do, they know they are representing a person’s final wishes, and they conduct their work with great skill and compassion.
Ultimately ILM seeks to ensure that every donor’s charitable legacy achieves its greatest potential. In working towards that goal, the Institute partners with a range of organisations and professional bodies to ensure the legal environment supports and promotes charity legacy giving, and to offer members additional support, information, and collaboration opportunities.
ILM greatly appreciate the vital role that the legal profession plays in facilitating legacy income, whether through will writing or executorship, and constantly seek to create greater understanding between their members (many of whom are former lawyers or legal executives) and the legal profession.