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


Accounting Model Highlights Social Impact of Government Spending


Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 12th September 2018 -  A framework measuring the impact of government projects will revolutionise the way social investment is measured, an expert believes.    

New Deal Sees Red Tape Cut For NSW Charities


Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 11th September 2018 -  The red tape burden for charities in New South Wales is set to be slashed, with an agreement between the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and NSW Fair Trading significantly cutting down the administrative burden.

Labor Demands Explanation Over Alleged NDIS Portal Shutdown


Maggie Coggan, Monday, 10th September 2018 -  Labor is demanding the federal government explain the ramifications of a privacy breach which allegedly saw an temporary shutdown of the National Disability Insurance Scheme online portal.    

Business With a Soul Tackling Food Insecurity


Maggie Coggan, Monday, 10th September 2018 -  Gerry Andersen is CEO of Foodbank NSW and ACT, an organisation alleviating the stress of food insecurity in the most practical way possible. He is this week’s Changemaker.

Rental Reform Win for Homelessness Advocacy


Maggie Coggan, Friday, 7th September 2018 -  The homelessness sector is celebrating significant changes to rental laws in Victoria, which advocates say better protect vulnerable tenants from eviction into homelessness.  

Virtual Reality to Revolutionise Training for Disability Support


Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 5th September 2018 -  A disability service provider hopes to revolutionise support training in the disability sector, unveiling a prototype for a virtual reality training tool.  

Software Looks to Transform NFP Data Access


Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 5th September 2018 -  Figuring out complex data sets might be a thing of the past, with a new software program promising to transform the way NFPs access data, making it simpler to anticipate community need.

US Philanthropy Leader Warns Against Spending On ‘Fad’ Issues


Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 5th September 2018 -  An international philanthropy leader is warning Australia not to follow in America’s footsteps by letting wealth lead to careless philanthropic spending.  

Breakfast With a Side of Social Change


Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 5th September 2018 -  Well-loved Melbourne cafe, Kinfolk, is fighting barriers to social inclusion and unemployment, one coffee at a time, writes Maggie Coggan in this month’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.

Fight For Ethical Fashion Practices Continues Following Reauthorisation


Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 4th September 2018 -  An ethical clothing body says they will push for greater transparency, and protect rights for workers in the fashion industry, after receiving an unprecedented 10 year reauthorisation from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. 

NFPs Offered Free Tools to Help Form Into Co-Ops


Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 4th September 2018 -  Not for profits are being offered free resources to help them form into co-ops, which a sector leader believes will enable charities to further their social impact.

Mapping Out Health Justice Partnerships Identifies Gaps


Maggie Coggan, Monday, 3rd September 2018 -  The first set of comprehensive data showing the growing number of health justice partnerships, will help to “identify the gaps” and assist some of society’s most vulnerable, an expert believes.
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