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

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NDIS data drop reveals severe employment gaps

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 31st July 2019 -  Nearly half of all employed National Disability Insurance Scheme recipients over 25 are working for an Australian Disability Enterprise, while just 33 per cent are working in mainstream employment at full award wages, new data has revealed.  

Outrage over funding for couples counselling in domestic violence package

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 30th July 2019 -  The Senate has passed a motion criticising the government’s plan to fund couples counselling for abuse perpetrators and their victims. 

Australia’s largest Indigenous organisation forced to shut up shop

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 29th July 2019 -  The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples has officially closed its doors after the peak representative body went into voluntary administration in June. 

Run to reduce homelessness

Changemaker

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 29th July 2019 -  Keegan Crage is the founder of On My Feet, an organisation that helps people who are homeless get back on track through running. He’s this week’s Changemaker.       

A meeting of minds to expand Pro Bono Australia’s impact

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 29th July 2019 -  Pro Bono Australia’s jobs board is set to grow bigger than ever before, following the organisation’s acquisition of Infoxchange’s not-for-profit job site, Job Seeker. 

Signing for your apples: UK supermarket celebrates deaf and low-hearing community

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 27th July 2019 -  UK supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has marked its 150th birthday by changing one of its stores to a “Signsbury’s” to celebrate and include people who are deaf and have low-hearing. 

Soft skills. What’s all the fuss?

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 26th July 2019 -  Talk to any recruitment expert and they will tell you how important it is to talk about your soft skills, both in an application and in the interview. But what exactly are they? And why are they important? We sat down with Debbie Jardine from NGO Recruitment to find out. 

Is your brand hurting your fundraising?

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 25th July 2019 -  Branding should be built to support an organisation’s fundraising needs, not as an object of vanity, a new report warns.

Dylan Alcott launches campaign fighting barriers to work for people with disability

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 24th July 2019 -  People with disability spend much of their lives overcoming a myriad of barriers. One that’s often out of their hands is finding a job. But a new initiative headed up by paralympian Dylan Alcott is trying to change this. 

Royal commission pushes finance sector to up its giving

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 24th July 2019 -  In the wake of the banking royal commission, the Australian finance sector dug deep into its pockets in 2018, lifting its charitable giving by 28 per cent, an additional $39 million. 

Philanthropists changing the face of Australia recognised in top awards

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 23rd July 2019 -  Art dealer and philanthropist Phillip Bacon AM has taken home this year’s top Australian Philanthropy Award for his contributions to the arts. 

Standardised finance system promises to cut charity red tape

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 22nd July 2019 -  The Australian charities sector should keep a close eye on a plan to develop international finance reporting standards, experts say. 
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