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Too many charities? We need to make sure the best survive and the bad ones don't 6

6 Jun 2016 | Governance | Dan Corry

The problem with charities is not that there are too many, says Dan Corry. The problem is the absence of almost any mechanism to make sure the best survive and the worst do not.

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