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Forging the path of Indigenous philanthropy

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 13th July 2020 -  As the CEO of Koondee Woonga-gat Toor-rong, Australia’s first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-led philanthropic fund, John Harding is on a mission to bridge the


Putting away alcohol and raising money for cancer

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 6th July 2020 -  Brett Macdonald is the CEO and founder of the Dry July Foundation, which runs an annual campaign challenging people to put down the booze and raise money for cancer support. He’s this


The fight for a greener (financial) world

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 29th June 2020 -  As the director of distribution at U Ethical, David Brennan is aiming to give everyone the option and knowledge to invest ethically. He’s this week’s Changemaker.  While Brennan


Suit up, rev your engine, and speak out

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 22nd June 2020 -  Motorbikes and men’s health might be an unlikely pair. But Mark Hawwa is on a mission to change this through The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, a quirky annual event that is


Celebrating books and first languages in remote communities

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 15th June 2020 -  As the executive director of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, Karen Williams OAM is fighting to improve the low literacy rates in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander


The path to compassionate fundraising

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 8th June 2020 -  As the director of More Strategic, Martin Paul is using his fundraising and marketing skills to create a sector that is valued and compassionate. He’s this week’s Changemaker.  Like


Helping fight addiction one step at a time

Luke Michael, Monday, 1st June 2020 -  Patrick Lawrence took an unusual route to the not-for-profit sector, but now as CEO of mental health and addiction hub First Step, he is showing why everyone deserves every chance


Turning women into queens

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 25th May 2020 -  Elena Maria Wangurra, a Warrimirri and Triestina woman, is creating a safe space for women and girls of colour to thrive in their communities through her organisation QueenMode Collective.


Breaking down barriers and kicking goals

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 18th May 2020 -  It’s no secret that Australians are passionate about sport, but for some the opportunity to participate isn’t there. It’s something Joanne Rockwell, the CEO of Boots for All, is trying


Fair housing for all

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 11th May 2020 -  As the managing director of Community Housing Limited, Steve Bevington is on a mission to provide affordable housing for vulnerable people in Australia and across the world. He’s


Building healthy and connected communities free from alcohol harm

Luke Michael, Monday, 4th May 2020 -  Caterina Giorgi has always been interested in creating change. As the new CEO of the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), she wants to create a world devoid of alcohol-fuelled


Finding the silver-lining through crisis

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 27th April 2020 -  Melbourne City Mission is 165 years old. But as its CEO, Vicki Sutton is coming up with new and innovative ways to tackle social issues and lead the organisation through tough times.
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