Street life: 20 years of international face-to-face fundraising

Street life: 20 years of international face-to-face fundraising

8 Oct 2015 | Stephen Cotterill

It is 20 years since face-to-face fundraising burst onto our streets and revolutionised individual giving. Despite its ripe old age, there is still life in the old legs yet, finds Stephen Cotterill.


Street life: 20 years of international face-to-face fundraising

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