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Maggie Coggan is a journalist at Pro Bono News covering the social sector.

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Make money, make impact

Changemaker

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 17th June 2019 -  As the co-founder of Impact Generation Partners and co-chair of Philanthropy Australia, Amanda Miller is bringing business, private investors and social entrepreneurs together to use finance for good. She’s this week’s Changemaker.

Radiohead hack aids action on climate change

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 15th June 2019 -  Climate change action group, Extinction Rebellion, has thanked English rock band Radiohead for donating the proceeds of music the band was forced to release after a hack.  

It’s time to stop worrying about a robot taking your job… because something else will

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 14th June 2019 -  A robot isn’t going to steal your job – the future of work has a “very human face”, finds a new report which warns the real risk for Australian workers is the looming skills shortage.  

Australian tech group use global award to fight for bigger social change

Impact

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 12th June 2019 -  An Australian tech company has won a global Microsoft award for social impact, and says it will use its platform to champion social change in the industry.

Can teaming up with finance groups save your charity?

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 12th June 2019 -  Struggling charities will miss out on billions of dollars in funding for social impact programs if they don’t look to the finance sector for help, a new report warns.

“If I can help, I will”: The mum that turned tragedy into helping the vulnerable

Changemaker

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 10th June 2019 -  Fatma Elzein, the founder of Mummies Paying it Forward, has built up a powerhouse charity and volunteer network that delivers every day essential items to the people who need them most. She’s this week’s Changemaker.

Game of Thrones fandom for a cause

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 8th June 2019 -  Despite many Game of Thrones die-hards feeling let down by the long-awaited season finale, fans from around the globe have donated upwards of $250,000 to charities supported by the show’s stars to thank them for their performance.

Fears media raids could silence advocacy

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 7th June 2019 -  Civil society groups have raised concerns over the threat the Australian Federal Police raids on journalists and news outlets pose to the ability of charity and advocacy groups to speak up for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in Australia.  

Love thy neighbour (and donate to them as well)

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 5th June 2019 -  A community fund in western Sydney is aiming to tap into philanthropic funds normally funneled into more affluent areas of the city, and harness local knowledge to help communities in need.

Cross-sectors unite to make Melbourne greener

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 5th June 2019 -  Melbourne has become the first city in Australia to launch a comprehensive strategy to increase and protect green urban spaces in a bid to dull the effects of climate change and protect the city’s most vulnerable.  

Carbon credits to protect the environment and the vulnerable

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 5th June 2019 -  South Australia’s first biodiverse carbon offset project, and one of the largest in Australia, is attracting cross sector support to protect revegetated land and habitat for threatened wildlife.

Brewing coffee with impact

Spotlight

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 5th June 2019 -  Matt and Whitney Teluk are self-confessed coffee snobs. They are also passionate about breaking down education barriers for primary school kids in Tanzania, so they started selling coffee to fund their impact work, writes Maggie Coggan in this month’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.   
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