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Ellie Cooper is a journalist covering the social sector.

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Refugee Entrepreneurship Brings Economic Benefits to Australia

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 23rd March 2017 -  With the right support, refugee entrepreneurs provide significant economic benefits to Australia, a new report has found.

Arts Sector Cautiously Optimistic About New Funding Arrangement

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 20th March 2017 -  The arts sector has welcomed the government’s return of $61 million from the heavily criticised Catalyst fund back to the Australia Council.

Almost 40,000 School Children Sought Homelessness Help Last Year

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 20th March 2017 -  The number of Australian school children seeking help from homelessness services has increased by more than 80 per cent over the past three years, according to new data analysis.

NFP Opens School for Disengaged Young People

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 17th March 2017 -  Melbourne City Mission has opened an innovative school to re-engage school leavers and support young people who face barriers to education, including those experiencing homelessness.

Eradicating the Silent Killer

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Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 15th March 2017 -  Two per cent of the population lives with viral hepatitis, but many are unaware until it’s too late, so a social enterprise is upskilling individuals and organisations to respond to the silent pandemic.

Get Rid of Secrecy Provisions, Charity Regulator Says

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 15th March 2017 -  The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission wants to see secrecy provisions that prevent it from revealing details about charity wrongdoings removed in this year’s review of the ACNC Act.

Social Enterprises to Pitch at Live Crowdfunding Event

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 14th March 2017 -  Victorian grassroots social enterprises have the chance to pitch for more than $15,000 funding each at a live crowdfunding event.

Homelessness Social Impact Bond Raises $9M

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 14th March 2017 -  The country’s first social impact bond targeting homelessness has closed early and heavily oversubscribed after raising $9 million in less than a month.

NAB Launches Gender Equality Social Bond

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 14th March 2017 -  The National Australia Bank has announced a new bond to support Australian organisations that champion gender equality in the workplace.

NFPs Stuck in Digital Service Swamp

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 10th March 2017 -  Australian organisations, including not for profits, are suffering a “digital confidence” crisis, according to new research.

When Charities Need to Break the Law

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 8th March 2017 -  Occasionally charities need to break the law in order to meet their moral obligations, but it’s a minefield to manage, charity experts have said.

Two in Three People Seeking Homelessness Help are Women

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 8th March 2017 -  Almost two in three people seeking homelessness support in Victoria are female, new analysis has revealed, “shattering community perceptions” of the issue.
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