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Why Community Organisations Should Tell Their Story

Everyone knows what great work community organisations do, but have you really sat down to think about what makes your organisation special? You’re so caught up in the day to day that it can be hard to see the whole … Continue reading

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Beyond the box – empowerment in an unquestioning world

  Questions and more questions Why?  Why?  Why?  The endless questioning of my young son.  The endless questioning of children that drives many parents to distraction.  However, deep down, I believe that we often have more to learn from our … Continue reading

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A boy on a beach

  Working with Framework has brought about many changes in my work and in particular my own personal life over the past fifteen years. I’ve grown older, wiser and more astounded by how local communities, families and children have overcome … Continue reading

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Shorlisted in the Blog Awards

      The Framework team is delighted to have been shortlisted in the 2015 Blog Awards! We are in the category of Best Education and Science Blog. We have made the suggestion that a category for non-profits and voluntary organisations … Continue reading

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  Maybe some day, some one will be able to articulate what it meant to be part of a YES Equality canvass team in the Marriage Equality referendum? Some have said it was the best experience of their lives, that … Continue reading

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Where does your activism come from?

  I (Glynis Currie)  have had the privilege of working for Framework for 20 years in various different roles. This work has brought me into contact with many unsung heroes; ordinary people who do extraordinary things to bring about positive … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day

On March 8th, 1986, myself (Catherine Drea) and Glynis Currie organised the first celebration of International Women’s Day in Waterford. My 8 week old baby, now 29, slept for most of it, but was there to be fed if necessary! Over 150 women … Continue reading

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Best practice in the middle of a storm

Many of us in the voluntary sector have found ourselves in the middle of a storm for the last few years. For the first time since community projects began to develop and grow there has been a steady series of cutbacks and … Continue reading

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From possibilities to realities and following the gypsy rover by Tina

This is Gypsy, one of my (Tina Tully) many cats. Gypsy was so-named because, when he first began frequenting my home in early 2008 as a stray, he would announce his impending arrival from many fields away with his loud … Continue reading

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Welcome to our new blog!

Welcome to the new Framework blog. Here you will get updates from the latest legislation and guidelines on accountability and governance; stories from our work on building ethical practice in Ireland and inspiration for developing your own organisation. We hope … Continue reading

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