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Business models of medium-sized charities 'no longer working', CFG conference hears 1

2 Jul 2015 | Emily Corfe

Diminishing public funds and emerging social needs will render the business models of medium sized charities unfit for purpose, a Charity Finance Group conference heard yesterday.

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Business models of medium-sized charities 'no longer working', CFG conference hears

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