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Empowering People on the Spectrum

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 10th February 2016 -  Through mentoring, advocacy and education, a network founded by people on the autism spectrum has set out to create a society that embraces the benefits of autism, writes Ellie Cooper


Give Tanks for Community

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 27th January 2016 -  Slowing the advancement of climate change and protecting fossil fuel reliant jobs could be considered mutually exclusive aims, but one cooperative is determined to take on both


Kick-starting NFP Social Enterprises

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 13th January 2016 -  After decades of volunteering for social enterprises, entrepreneur Barry Green set out to create his own organisation with the mission of helping Not for Profits to become financially


Caring to Dance

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 16th December 2015 -  Faced with the realities of reduced government and philanthropic grants, and increased competition among Not for Profits for funding, Kumari Middleton found a sustainable solution


A Different Type of Impact

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 2nd December 2015 -  After experiencing frustration at the lack of technology tailored to the Not for Profit sector, former Foodbank Victoria CEO, Ric Benjamin, decided to tackle the issue head on, writes…


SPOTLIGHT: Motivated to Make a Difference

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 7th October 2015 -  Offshore outsourcing of business processes is on the rise in Australia, with many companies taking advantage of a globalised workforce. But one organisation saw the growing industry…


Socially Conscious Style

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 23rd September 2015 -  From handbag retailers that employ the homeless to sunglass designers that save the environment, ethical fashion is proving that style can be more than skin deep, writes Ellie Cooper


Helping Asylum Seekers for the Long Haul

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 26th August 2015 -  Harnessing the power of the consumer dollar, shoppers are providing asylum seekers with food security simply through buying fresh, locally grown produce at market rates, writes…


Sprout Ventures Seed New Communities

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 12th August 2015 -  The construction of satellite cities is growing as Australia’s urban sprawl widens, but building a genuine community remains a challenge, writes Ellie Cooper in this week’s…


A Smashing Success

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 29th July 2015 -  Young car thieves are being given the opportunity to redirect their passion for motor vehicles into crash repairs, writes Ellie Cooper in this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.


A Taste of Community

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 15th July 2015 -  A unique social enterprise running food tours in Sydney’s forgotten suburbs has taken the bold step of cutting ties with its parent Not for Profit, writes Nadia Boyce in this


Legal Lifeline for Those in Need

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 1st July 2015 -  An award-winning social enterprise offering “last resort” legal services to those in need was sparked by the generosity of a lone Salvation Army volunteer, writes
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