Sector must address gap between public perception of charities and the truth, says Sir Stuart Etherington
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Sector must address gap between public perception of charities and the truth, says Sir Stuart Etherington

28 Jan 2015 | Alice Sharman

Public perception of what charities do can be very different to the truth and an "intelligent engagement with the public" is needed to address this, the chief executive of the NCVO said yesterday.

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Sector must address gap between public perception of charities and the truth, says Sir Stuart Etherington

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