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Ellie Cooper is a journalist covering the social sector.


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.

Disability Groups Slam Govt for Scrapping Royal Commission Into Abuse


Ellie Cooper, Monday, 6th March 2017 -  The federal government’s decision to rule out a royal commission into violence and abuse against people with disability has been condemned by an alliance of disability advocacy groups.

WA NDIS Trial Evaluation Slammed


Ellie Cooper, Friday, 3rd March 2017 -  The Western Australian version of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has been called “indefensible”, following the release of the long-awaited trial evaluation report which surveyed just 21 participants.

Should NFP Directors Be Paid?


Ellie Cooper, Friday, 3rd March 2017 -  The contentious issue of not-for-profit board remuneration caused a heated debate at the Australian Governance Summit on Thursday.

NDIS Ready: Disability Service Organisations Merge


Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 2nd March 2017 -  Two Sydney-based disability service organisations have joined forces to ensure their survival, and success, as the National Disability Insurance Scheme comes into force.

Social Enterprise Incubator Seeks 40 New Companies


Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 1st March 2017 -  The Difference Incubator (TDi) is on the lookout for 40 social enterprises in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to join its Two Feet accelerator program.

Brewing a Message in a Can


Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 1st March 2017 -  Young female brewers and winemakers are producing all-natural alcoholic beverages with socially-conscious messages inscribed on the can.

NDIS Service Provider Rating Site Expands to NSW


Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 28th February 2017 -  Social enterprise Clickability, Australia’s first online platform to rate and review National Disability Insurance Scheme service providers, is expanding to New South Wales.

Impact Investing Must Put Communities First, NFP Peak Says


Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 28th February 2017 -  Impact investing must benefit communities, rather than just save government money or create new deals for the finance sector, the peak body for not for profits has said.
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