Voluntary Agencies are of immense value. They tend to have virtually no power; they can offer no security of tenure to their staff. Hence they tend to attract people imbued with a genuine desire to help their fellow men and women and not lord it over them.

The government machine is generally very efficient in raising money and relatively inefficient at spending it. Voluntary Agencies, on the other hand, have many people genuinely anxious to serve, which means they are very efficient in spending money; but they have great trouble raising it.

This seems to be an ideal situation for some kind of ...


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