Fundraisers should need a licence to practise, says former IoF chair Mark Astarita
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Fundraisers should need a licence to practise, says former IoF chair Mark Astarita 9

9 Jun 2015 | Fundraising | David Ainsworth

Fundraising should become a licensed profession, Mark Astarita, director of fundraising at the British Red Cross, recommended today.

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Fundraisers should need a licence to practise, says former IoF chair Mark Astarita

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