Estate Management 101

Course Overview

Estate Management 101 will provide you with essential knowledge and practical tools to help you get started or improve your Estate Management process. This program will cover the key steps needed to effectively manage the process from notification to closure of a bequest with examples and exercises to illustrate best practice. 

You will gain an understanding of the will and the nature of the bequest, effective communication with key individuals such as executors and solicitors, knowing your rights as the beneficiary and working cooperatively with other charity beneficiaries, assessing the financial outcomes and making projects, as well as other key aspects of estate management.

If you are new to the Estate Management process or perhaps you have the added responsibility of estates within your fundraising role then this comprehensive workshop is for you.

Who is this course for?

  • Fundraisers involved with Gifts in Wills fundraising
  • CEOs and Heads of Fundraising overseeing Gifts in Wills
  • NFP staff who are involved with receiving a bequest.
Table of course dates. The course will run over two half days on 8 and 22 July at 12:30pm-3:30pm AEST.
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FIA Code
This course relates to the following aspects of the FIA Code of Conduct:

  • FIA Code 4.5 Conduct towards Donors by ensuring appropriate security measures are in place to protect donor information at all times.
  • FIA Code 4.10 Conduct towards Donors by maintaining an appropriate professional relationship with the donor in connection with any donation or bequest.
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Full participation in Estate Management 101 is applicable for up to 6.0 continuing education points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.


Maureen Koegel
Founder and Director
Bequest Assist

Maureen is the Founder and Director of Bequest Assist having overseen the design and development of the Bequest Assist Estate Management software to improve the process and efficiency of Charity Estate Administration. After extensive corporate experience, in the US and Australia, Maureen has worked within Bequest and Estate Administration at Australian Red Cross, The Heart Foundation and RSPCA. Bequest Assist now provides both outsourced Estate Management services and/or software to a number of Australian charities as well as information on Estate management through very popular webinars.

Chris Coates
Operations Manager
Bequest Assist

Chris joined Maureen some 18 months ago to support the growth of Bequest Assist Pty Ltd particularly in the area of learning materials and research, after a career in Education and Training. He has managed training divisions and both local and international educational projects across industry throughout every Australian state and territory as well as within South East Asia and beyond.


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