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Mar 10, 2015

Field Notes: Reinventing Philanthropy for the 21st Century

The Aspen Institute has released a report on Impact Investing featuring an essay written by Heron president Clara Miller.

Mar 24, 2015

Field Notes: Is the Old Philanthropy Model Obsolete?

Philanthropy advisers warn that foundations’ structure may hinder their mission success--and urge them to optimize for mission success via impact investing.

Apr 7, 2015

Field Notes: Impacting Job Quality & Quantity

A brief case study on impact management features Huntington Capital’s efforts to maximize impact on job quality in their third fund.

Apr 14, 2015

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.

Apr 15, 2015

Field Notes: Six Ways for Business to Address Inequality

The Aspen Institute's Judy Samuelson and Maureen Conway detail six steps that corporations can take to advance equity for their employees and society.

Apr 24, 2015

Field Notes: Examining the Impacts of Social Enterprise

A REDF report discusses its mission-driven business investments and assesses their impact on beneficiaries, as well as on society as a whole.

May 6, 2015

Field Notes: The 2015 "Money Masters" Awards

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

Jun 3, 2015

Field Notes: GIIN Impact Base Snapshot

The Global Impact Investing Network offers up their first analysis of 310 impact funds, demonstrating a focus on finance, basic services and employment.

Jun 8, 2015

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.

Jun 16, 2015

Field Notes: The Thorny Complexities of Impact Investing

Two articles in the Stanford Social Innovation Review delve into the difficulties of impact investing and why the traditional investment structure remains an obstacle.

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