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Our Governance and Funding
One Family is governed by a board of up to twelve people. The board sets the charity’s direction and priorities and ensures the organisation is effective and accountable. Board members give their time voluntarily and are not remunerated. One Family CEO, Karen Kiernan, answers to this Board and runs the organisation on a day-to-day basis. The Board meets once every six weeks to develop the overall purpose and direction of One Family, to ensure the charity is financially sound, and to scrutinise performance. Input through our membership from people who parent alone and share parenting, and through our Budget Panel which is made up of ten lone parents and people sharing parenting, is crucial to shaping One Family policy.
One Family is a company limited by guarantee; company number 45364, Charity number: CHY 6525. One Family is also registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority, Ireland’s national statutory regulatory agency for charitable organisations. Charity Registration Number: 20012212
Most of our income comes from a range of statutory agencies through service agreements, grants and project funding. See our Annual Reviews for a full list. We comply with standards and reporting requirements in all our funding. We also receive donations and hold fundraising events with support from the public and the private sector. In addition, we have been working to increase our earned income as our grants and donations decrease. Therefore we charge small, sliding-scale fees for some services for family members and our Professional Development Service charges fees for our accredited training courses.
One Family is fully committed to achieving the standards contained within the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising. Please click here for details of our Fundraising Standards.
One Family commits to comply with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising. The Statement was developed by ICTR and exists to provide charities in Ireland with a Fundraising Code of Practice. Further information can be found here on ICTR.ie.
The purpose of the statement is to:
- Improve fundraising practice
- Promote high levels of accountability and transparency by organisations fundraising from the public
- Provide clarity and assurances to donors and prospective donors about the organisations they support
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