Merger for One Parent Families and Gingerbread

first_img 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.center_img  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.last_img read more

Trusting e-card customers pays off for hospice

first_imgTrusting e-card customers pays off for hospice 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: christmas Digital Trading  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis CHASE hospice care for children found last Christmas that, instead of charging up front for ecards, they could give them away, ask for donations afterwards, and achieve a profitable campaign. The campaign raised £11,000.The charity worked with digital communications agency Nemisys which had argued that people can be just as trustworthy online as they are in person. For years Nemisys staff had noticed distinct differences between the way people behave on their commercial and charity web sites.Nemisys Marketing Director John Duffy explained: “Even the best online shops have a high drop off rate throughout the checkout process. So we removed the checkout process, banking on most people being trustworthy. This makes the ecards easy to integrate in to any charity’s web site. We are hoping this proof will lead many others to adopt the approach.”CHASE’s ecard shop is already stocked with Mother’s Day and Easter cards and the charity is hoping to continue its success with this model.Ian Davies of CHASE hospice care for children said: “Obviously Christmas is the big time for ecards, but this system allows us to take advantage of all high days and holidays. Of course in what we do anniversaries and birthdays are also incredibly important to our supporters, who often choose to donate, or request donations in lieu of gifts, to mark these special occasions. We can publish as many cards as we want within the system, so we are continually adding to our stock.”www.chasecare.org.uk/ecards Howard Lake | 23 March 2010 | Newslast_img read more

Governor Quarantines New York Town Most Impacted By Coronavirus

first_imgMGN ImageALBANY- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a containment area will be set up in the city of New Rochelle as Westchester County works to stop the spread of coronavirus. Schools and facilities within will be closed for two weeks, and the National Guard will deploy to this area to help support the community.Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said the area is a circle with a radius of about one mile.Starting on Thursday, facilities and schools within the area will be closed for two weeks. The National Guard will help deliver food to homes and clean public spaces in the containment area, Cuomo said, describing the plan as a “dramatic action.” This will go on through March 25.“We’ll go in, we’ll clean the schools and assess the situation,” Cuomo said. “This will be a period of disruption for the community.”Cuomo described it as a “matter of life and death.”New York is also setting up a satellite testing facility, partnering with Northwell Health, in New Rochelle, which is in Westchester County.New Rochelle is “a particular problem,” Cuomo said, adding that “the numbers have been going up, the numbers continue to go up, the numbers are going up unabated.”Cuomo stressed the shutting facilities in the area is a “dramatic action” that applies to “large congregate facilities for gatherings,” including schools and temples, but not “everything.” Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more