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Alice Maynard: Bringing Scope back from the brink

1 Oct 2014 | Emily Corfe

Bringing a charity back from the brink of collapse is a tricky business – but for Alice Maynard, outgoing chair of Scope, the solution is as much about the human touch as it is about bottom-line financials. Emily Corfe speaks to her about how she did it.

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