Shawcross: 'Too often charities respond defensively'

Shawcross: 'Too often charities respond defensively'

17 Sep 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

Sector leaders warned yesterday that charities need to get better at answering the public’s questions if the sector is to hold on to high levels of trust.


Shawcross: 'Too often charities respond defensively'

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