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Charity man with a Plan

David Dalton of Plan Ireland sees managing a charity as similar to running an SME, writes Ian Kehoe

27th February, 2010

David Dalton likes to equate his job with Plan Ireland to that of running a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME). As chief executive of the Dublin charity, Dalton effectively oversees a business with annual revenues of €5.6 million, 12 staff and sizable overseas operations.

However, unlike conventional businesses, Dalton has to convince people to hand over money without offering any tangible product in return.

Instead, the Limerick native has to rely on goodwill and generosity to...

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