Charities should comfort beneficiaries and disturb those in power

Charities should comfort beneficiaries and disturb those in power

The voluntary sector needs to rediscover its voice, argues David Robinson. This is one of a series of extracts from a forthcoming book of essays on the future of the voluntary sector, Making Good: The Future of the Voluntary Sector.  The collected extracts are available at Civil Exchange. 


Charities should comfort beneficiaries and disturb those in power

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