Categories for Field Notes

Field Notes: Eyes on the Horizon, the Impact Investor Survey

GIIN and J.P. Morgan have teamed up again to produce their fifth annual global impact investor survey.

Field Notes: The 2015 “Money Masters” Awards

Heron’s Clara Miller was recognized by Institutional Investor Magazine with the Small Foundation Award.

Field Notes: Would Your Charity Jump Into the Shark Tank?

The Council on Foundations drew ire from nonprofits when it planned a “Shark Tank"- style grant competition.

Field Notes: Opportunities for the Unemployed

A report by the Council on Foreign Relations compares worker’s support programs in the United States to the rest of the G7 countries.

Field Notes: Dismal Wage Growth

Research from the Economic Policy Institute points to potential causes of wage stagnation and the resulting economic inequality.

Field Notes: The Delivery Gap in Public Services

A series of reports on poverty in New York City captures the shortcomings of public services in fully addressing the needs of disadvantaged populations.

Field Notes: Investing Against Income Inequality

A recent study from Cornerstone Capital provides an analysis of income inequality and considerations for socially conscious investors.

Field Notes: Report on Private Foundations Trends

Foundation Source has released a report looking at foundation investments during and since the Great Recession.

Field Notes: Misaligned University Investments

Heron’s Chair Buzz Schmidt comments on university endowments and divesting in response to a recent article.

Field Notes: Why All Enterprises Are Social

In Nonprofit Quarterly, Heron’s board chair Buzz Schmidt challenges conscious investors to alter thinking about enterprises and their effect on society.