Community Sector Banking
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
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Maggie Coggan is a journalist at Pro Bono News covering the social sector.

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Giving Philanthropy Back to the People

Changemaker

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 11th March 2019 -  Maree Sidey is the CEO of the Australian Communities Foundation, an organisation connecting donors to causes that matter, and working to make philanthropy more democratic by creating a community of donors. She’s this week’s Changemaker.

No Wash Challenge to Start Homelessness Conversation

A Lighter Note

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 8th March 2019 -  Have you ever worn a favourite shirt for a couple of days in a row and felt a bit icky? Now, a charity is challenging Australians to keep their kit on for three full days in an attempt to raise funds and awareness for people experiencing homelessness.

New Policy Centre Encourages Australia to Look Abroad for Tax Reform

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 8th March 2019 -  Progressive think-tank The Australia Institute has established a new policy centre in a bid to learn lessons from Nordic countries, to re-shape economic and social policy in Australia.  

Where Are All the Women? Campaign Questions Lack of Female NGO Leaders

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 8th March 2019 -  Major humanitarian organisations are backing a campaign calling on civil society organisations to match the low percentage of women in leadership roles with the high percentage of women in staff.

Lent Picket Outside Abortion Clinics Reignites Calls for Safe Zones

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 6th March 2019 -  Anti-abortionists commencing a 40-day picket for Lent outside abortion clinics in Western Australia have infuriated humanitarian and pro-choice charities, renewing calls for safety zones to be introduced nationwide.

Overhauling The Conversation Around Charity Revenue Streams

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 6th March 2019 -  As charities increasingly look to other revenue streams to stay afloat, a guidebook is aiming to help not-for-profit leaders navigate the world of social enterprise.   

Social Enterprise Breaks Into The Mainstream at NSW Award Night

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 6th March 2019 -  An ethical ticket company is paving the way for social enterprise in mainstream business, after winning the NSW premier’s inaugural business award.

Serving Up Bush Tucker and Turning Around Young Lives

Spotlight

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 6th March 2019 -  Charcoal Lane, a social enterprise of Mission Australia, is shaking up Melbourne’s food scene with its native bush tucker menu. But the young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander chefs and waitstaff have a story of their own to tell, writes Maggie Coggan, in this month’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.   

Drugs and Alcohol a Coping Mechanism for Bullied Teens

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 4th March 2019 -  Bullied teenagers and young adults are turning to drugs and alcohol to help them cope, new research has found, renewing calls for bullying to be recognised as a national health problem.

The Power Behind a Not-So Rubbish Cause

Changemaker

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 4th March 2019 -  For 30 years, the first weekend of March has brought Australians of all walks of life together to do a simple, yet effective act – pick up rubbish. As CEO of Clean Up Australia, Terrie-Anne Johnson is leading the charge. She's this week’s Changemaker.  

Teen Wins Locker Battle for Bunbury Homeless

A Lighter Note

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 2nd March 2019 -  A 13-year-old girl has become an unlikely hero for the homeless after winning a two-year battle with the city council in Bunbury, Western Australia to install lockers for rough-sleepers to store their possessions.  

NGOs Fight to Uphold Civil Society

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 27th February 2019 -  NGOs and international bodies around the globe are celebrating World NGO Day by highlighting the importance and struggles of protecting and promoting the contributions of civil society organisations.  
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