Howard Lake | 23 March 2007 | News The two charities representing the interests of Britain’s 1.8m lone parents and their children have agreed in principle to merge.Gingerbread and One Parent Families are currently working towards a date in May to implement the merger which will create a single national charity solely dedicated to supporting one-parent families and fighting against poverty that affects many of them. Deputy chief executive of One Parent Families Nigel Purkis said it was very early days and no name had yet been decided for the new organisation. He said that Gingerbread was very well-known among one-parent families, and One Parent Families among opinion formers so we will be looking at how best to maximise the value of the brands. He said it was likely that both names would be retained in some format. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Management About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 28 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Merger for One Parent Families and Gingerbread It was also too early to say whether any staff would be affected by the merger, Purkis said, but added it was a very positive step to increase capacity and that all possible efforts would be made to keep any redundancies to a minimum.
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9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU witness Brian Ducharme, president and CEO of MIT Federal Credit Union (Cambridge, Mass.), will detail credit unions’ concerns about the NCUA’s risk-based capital rule (RBC) and comment on other legislation consequential to credit unions during a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing Thursday. His testimony marks the ninth time a NAFCU witness will deliver testimony before Congress this year.During the hearing, Ducharme will provide members of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit with his and NAFCU’s assessment of five bills that aim to provide regulatory relief to credit unions and other financial institutions. The hearing begins at 2 p.m. Eastern Thursday.One bill being considered, which was recently introduced by Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., would repeal the NCUA’s RBC rule, which is set to go into effect Jan. 1, 2019. continue reading »