Charities? They're yesterday's news, according to the charity chief executive turned social entrepreneur. Tristan Donovan finds out why
Duncan Fisher already has two charities to his name. In 1994 he co-founded Action for Conservation Through Tourism, now the Travel Foundation, which funds community projects in tourist destinations. Five years later he co-founded the Fatherhood Institute, a think tank that encourages family policy to pay more attention to fathers.
Today he heads Kids in the Middle, a community interest company that helps children who are experiencing conflict in their families and is guided by a coalition of 30 children and family organisations, and the social enterprise Dad Info, which produces information leaflets for maternity services about becoming and being a father.
Fisher says his move from charities to social enterprise is deliberate. And permanent. "I'm one of many charity chief executives who have left charities for this, and I won't go back," he says.
The problem, he believes, is that the charity model is (Click here for full story)
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