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The best fundraising campaigns, as chosen by the top fundraisers

18 Sep 2014 | Emily Corfe

Earlier this week, at an event organised by the Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration, some of the sector's leading fundraisers highlighted the campaigns they most admired. Emily Corfe rounds up the best.

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