Liam Black

Liam Black: focus on funders can make you lose sight of beneficiaries

26 Nov 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

Charities and social enterprises can become so focused on pleasing funders that they lose sight of beneficiaries, a social enterprise conference heard yesterday.


Liam Black: focus on funders can make you lose sight of beneficiaries

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