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

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Lack of Blockchain Understanding Holding Charities Back

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Maggie Coggan, Monday, 3rd September 2018 -  The potential of blockchain has many Australian charities excited, but a not-for-profit leader says a lack of understanding about how to best use the technology is holding charities back.

Providing Cancer Support With a Smile

Changemaker

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 3rd September 2018 -  Kylea Tink is CEO of Camp Quality, a charity providing support and laughter for kids battling cancer and their families. She is this week's Changemaker.

Peak Aboriginal Body Call For Collaboration With Abbott

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Maggie Coggan, Friday, 31st August 2018 -  A peak body for Indigenous children and families is calling on the newly appointed Special Envoy for Indigenous Affairs, to “work alongside” communities to create positive change for aboriginal people.

Change of Thinking Needed to Break Cycle of Disadvantage

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Maggie Coggan, Friday, 31st August 2018 -  A charity group is calling for politicians to stop putting entrenched disadvantage in the “too hard basket”, after a report revealed the number of people living below the poverty line hasn’t declined in over 30 years.

Accounting Changes Raise Red Tape Concerns for Charities

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Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 29th August 2018 -  It is feared the proposed removal of special purpose financial statements (SPFS) by the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) will cause a “massive burden” for smaller charities.

Report Finds Sharp Rise in Older Women Experiencing Homelessness

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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

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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

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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

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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.  
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