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Oct 28, 2014

Field Notes: Merging Grantmaking and Investing

Two recent articles in the Crain’s and Inside Philanthropy take a look at Heron’s strategy to invest all of its money toward mission.

Oct 9, 2014

Field Notes: Ford's Forum on the Power of Markets

Eight thought leaders weigh in on the importance of aligning business practices with the societies we actually live in.

Oct 1, 2014

Field Notes: Buckyball Philanthropy

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s Larry McGill argues foundations should share data on their own performance.

Aug 28, 2014

Field Notes: Scaling Down Innovation for Bigger Impact

When it comes to innovation in international development, Sarika Bansal argues that “less is more” in having impact, once several critical conditions are met.

Aug 20, 2014

Field Notes: Money and Power in Impact Investment

How do donors influence the operation and outcome of social impact organizations? Tris Lumley says it’s all about power shifting.

Aug 13, 2014

Field Notes: Should Every Tuesday be a Giving Tuesday

As #GivingTuesday becomes an online sensation, what are the implications for our perception and action on charity?

Jul 22, 2014

Field Notes: Investing Full Tilt

Heron’s Clara Miller and SASB’s Jean Rogers discuss the new impact data that is improving the ability to invest for both financial and mission returns.

Jul 15, 2014

Field Notes: Impact Investment, Vatican Style

The Vatican hosted an unprecedented conference last month, in which Pope Francis stressed the importance of using capital to address global poverty and inequality.

Jul 8, 2014

Field Notes: Corporate Ventures in Social Impact

More companies are delving into social responsibility via venture investment and innovative products.

Jun 25, 2014

Field Notes: In Social Enterprise, Scaling is Prevailing

Barriers to scale can jeopardize the potential advantages of social enterprises, but authors in Forbes and Pioneer Post provide a few solutions.