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

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Report Finds Sharp Rise in Older Women Experiencing Homelessness

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 28th August 2018 -  Older women experiencing homelessness has risen 31 per cent since 2011, according to new research.

Barcode Donations for Rough Sleepers to Combat Cashless Society

Around the World

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 27th August 2018 -  A new UK social innovation project has created wearable barcodes for rough sleepers, in a drive to increase cashless donations.

Getting the Elephant Out of the Room on Women’s Health Issues

Changemaker

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 27th August 2018 -  Janet Hailes-Michelmore AO is philanthropic director of Jean Hailes For Women’s Health, an organisation aiming to improve health literacy for women of all ages. She is this week’s Changemaker.

Global Partnership Offers Prospect of More Jobs for People With Disability

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 24th August 2018 -  A global real estate and facilities management service provider has partnered with National Disability Services’ (NDS) BuyAbility program, aiming to provide more employment opportunities for people with disability.

‘Potatoes For Dutton’ Campaign Aims to Raise $5,000 for Refugees

A Lighter Note

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 24th August 2018 -  A group encouraging Australians to buy a potato to send to Liberal MP Peter Dutton’s office says they will soon “wrap up the campaign”, while aiming to raise $5,000 for refugees on Nauru.

ASX50 Invests Over $800 million in Community Causes

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 22nd August 2018 -  A report has uncovered “Australia’s most generous” companies, finding over $867 million was invested in community causes during the 2016/17 financial year.

Sector Coordination Key to Getting Kids Off Nauru

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 21st August 2018 -  An ambassador for the newly launched #KidsOffNauru campaign says cooperation within all parts of the social sector is “critical” to successfully removing the remaining children from Nauru.  

Research Highlights Untapped Potential Of Diaspora Philanthropy

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 21st August 2018 -  Charities need to form stronger and “better relationships” with multicultural diaspora groups, in order to unlock their philanthropic potential, a sector leader believes.

Canadian Government Charity Court Appeal Questioned

Around the World

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 20th August 2018 -  The Canadian government is appealing a court ruling that scraps the limit on the political activities of a charity, despite pledging to abolish limitations on charities’ non-partisan political advocacy. 

Include a Charity in Your Will for ‘Lasting Impact’

Changemaker

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 20th August 2018 -  Helen Merrick is the campaign director of Include A Charity (IAC), a social change campaign encouraging people to leave charitable gifts in their will. She is this week’s Changemaker.

Social Impact Investment to Break the Cycle of Homelessness

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 17th August 2018 -  A prominent Australian charity is hoping to “break the cycle of homelessness” for 180 people in a critical state of homelessness over the next five years, through Victoria’s first social impact investment (SII).

Emergency Drought Aid a Welcome Relief, But Long Term Focus Needed

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 15th August 2018 -  The social sector should unite to provide long term support for drought-affected farmers and their communities once the issue “leaves the headlines”, a rural sector advocate believes.
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