Dr Claire Routley has worked in fundraising since the early 2000s, specialising in legacy fundraising for more than a decade.
In 2011, she completed a PhD looking at why people choose to leave legacies to charity. She has worked for Bible Society, Age UK, WRVS and a local hospice, and is a tutor for the Institute of Fundraising’s qualification courses. She is now head of gifts in wills consultancy at Legacy Voice, and a researcher in the field of legacy giving. She is also a member of fundraising think tank Rogare’s international advisory panel, and in 2017, was named AFP’s emerging scholar.