A network of local law firms offering Will writing services to supporters of Irish charities.

What is the Network?

 

The Irish Free Wills Network launches in 2020 and will comprise charities ranging from household names to those with a strong regional or local focus. The purpose of the Network is to offer free Will writing services to the charities’ known supporters.

The Free Wills Network (established in 2008 in the UK) is apaid-for Wills programme whereby the charities pay a set fee for the Wills to be written. The Network’s operation is straight forward and incredibly effective.

Statistics taken from the UK network:

166

CHARITIES

involved in Free Wills Network

883

SOLICITORS

involved in Free Wills Network

33202

LEGACIES

generated for member charities

331

MILLION EUROS

raised in future income for network charities.

 
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SOLICITORS

The solicitors are able to control the overall number of Wills they write for the Network

 
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CONTROL

The charities maintain sole responsibility and control for marketing the Network to their donor database

 
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SUPPORTERS

Charity supporters are given the opportunity to have a solicitor written Will at no cost to them

 
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REGULATIONS

The Network conforms to regulations of The Law Society of  Ireland as well as the Charity Regulator and the Charities Institute Ireland

 

Benefits for Charities

The Irish Free Wills Network is a unique legacy fundraising tool aimed at your warmest supporters. Working on the strength of your database you can achieve reliable results which are measurable.

Benefits for Solicitors

The Irish Free Wills Network represents a valuable client acquisition opportunity which provides a steady stream of charity referrals. In addition to the fees paid by the charity, any additional work carried out above and beyond a simple Will can be charged to the client.