Think carefully before changing your name, says free guide to rebranding
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Think carefully before changing your name, says free guide to rebranding

22 May 2015 | Hugh Radojev

Charities considering changing their name must first find out exactly what their staff, beneficiaries and supporters think of the change before proceeding, according to a free guide published today.

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