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Oct 18, 2016

Soundbites: The Metrics That Matter in Housing Development

Maggie Grieve of Success Measures discusses a collaborative approach to building powerful metrics and serving more than 600 community-based organizations.

Oct 20, 2016

Soundbites: Mapping Data To Outcomes

Maggie McCullough of PolicyMap discusses how organizations and individuals can use data to understand their impact on a community level.

Dec 13, 2016

Soundbites: Investing in Change in Buffalo

Toni Johnson sits down with Matt Enstice, head of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Organization to talk about BNMC's impact in the local community.

Dec 20, 2016

Soundbites: Empowering Families Through Tech

Jesus Gerena of the Family Independence Initiative on assisting families achieving financial stability through a combination of community organizing and technology.

Dec 28, 2016

Soundbites: Making Sense of Adult Learning

Gabi Zolla from CAEL discusses the ways that they are changing the practices of workplaces and schools to better accommodate adult learners.

May 8, 2017

Soundbites: Moving Toward A Net Contribution Framework

In this podcast, Mission OutLoud's Toni Johnson and Heron's Dana Bezerra discuss how assessing a company's broader impacts serves a more specific mission.

river in a forest

Mar 5, 2019

Heron's 2019 Presidential Podcast

In 2018, Dana Bezerra became the new president of Heron. However, Dana has been at Heron for 13 years in total, starting as a program officer in 2006. She’s seen Heron grow and change and is now sharing her guidance, leadership, and lessons learned as we focus on the intersection of communities and capital markets. In this podcast episode, we ask Dana to reflect on her first year as president, and share what’s next for Heron.

Road in a forest

Nov 11, 2019

Heron Presidential Podcast Ep. 2

We are back with another episode of our Presidential Podcast, where we talk to Dana K. Bezerra about what Heron is doing, thinking, and learning. In this episode, we discuss how Heron is placing community agency and wisdom front and center in the next phase of our work.

Bridge in the woods

Nov 11, 2019

Heron Presidential Podcast Ep. 2: The Key Takeaways

We've published another episode of our Presidential Podcast, where we talk to Dana K. Bezerra about what Heron is doing, thinking, and learning. In this blog post, we outline the key takeaways.