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Avila Kilmurray

Special feature Avila Kilmurray 1 September 2013

I participate, you participate, they decide

‘This is how the verb “to participate” is conjugated – I participate, you participate, they decide.’[1] This comment relates to international development aid but could be echoed by grant recipients of many philanthropic programmes. Who …

Special feature Avila Kilmurray 1 December 2010

Taking the flak of unpopularity

Achieving social justice often demands actions that make funders unpopular. For the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland (CFNI), working through 30 years of violent conflict and a tenuous peace process, a commitment to social justice …

Letter Avila Kilmurray 1 December 2009

When all that glitters is not gold . . .

Reading the sorry saga of the Prešov Community Foundation in the September edition of Alliance, there must have been many who muttered, ‘There but for the grace of God – or Allah, or your chosen …

Special feature Avila Kilmurray 1 March 2006

Community foundation for Northern Ireland – Peacebuilding and participation

In its 25th anniversary year, the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland (CFNI) has decided to place independence before the security offered by government and European Union funding programmes, and to …

Special feature Avila Kilmurray 1 September 2001

Civil society in a divided society

Any concept that is currently being used across 34,000 websites[1] is in serious danger of being interpreted in a wide range of potentially conflicting ways. Civil society is clearly one such term. The temptation to …