Sector 'extraordinarily disconnected' from public, CFG chair says

Sector 'extraordinarily disconnected' from public, CFG chair says 2

15 Apr 2014 | David Ainsworth

Charities are becoming “extraordinarily disconnected” from donors and supporters who do not understand the work they do, Ian Theodoreson, chair of the Charity Finance Group and chief financial officer of the Church of England, said last week.


Sector 'extraordinarily disconnected' from public, CFG chair says

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Church of England sells stock in controversial mining firm

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