Nuts & Bolts: The Uses & Limits of Data as We Work in the San Joaquin Valley
In this post, we discuss our efforts to better integrate data as we try to understand the opportunities and challenges facing the San Joaquin Valley.
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.
General operating support can provide nonprofit organizations with the flexibility to plan, innovate, and pivot in their work. So, why don’t more foundations provide general operating support as part of their grantmaking strategies? In this post, we chat with Mary Jo Mullan, a former and longtime member of the Heron team, about the importance of general operating support.
We’re launching a new series called “Questions We’re Asking This Week” that catalogs some of the inquiries we’re chasing in order to help people and communities help themselves out of poverty.
Pension liabilities can be a detriment to community prosperity, while pension funds can be a source of power for workers. With those dynamics in mind, here are a few pension-related questions we’re asking this week.
In this issue, questions on poverty progress, the massive prison strike, unsustainable business practices, and a plea for an impact economy.
In this issue, bad banking behavior, alleged tax dodgers, why Americans can't save, more on wealth and inequality, and Hillary Clinton's plan on poverty.
In this issue, a look at the politics of economic gains and fragility; infrastructure, taxes and safety nets for the next America; and philanthropy in education.
In this issue, wages down while profits up, more on union decline, inequality in the justice system, and why more social equity is needed inside philanthropy.
In this issue, "welfare reform" at the 20-year mark, profiting from poverty, the unconstitutional bail system, the austerity effect and underpaid nonprofit workers.
In this issue, inequality and the house poor, more on the incarceration nation, wage theft gone wild, and whether the new tech oligarchs are worse than robber barons.
In this issue, Trump and Clinton offer tax and trade plans, the wealth gap for blacks and whites, California water barons, and finding good jobs in the gig economy.
In this issue, the red and blue state of prosperity, capitalism and well-being, starving the public defender, and social investment vs. charity.
In this issue, the election and economic vulnerability, whether socially responsible investing is a good idea, taxing nonprofits and why ignoring poverty will not close the achievement gap.
In this issue, the fall of the middle class, opportunity hoarding and unpaid interns, the poverty of bank tellers, and the debate over unrestricted funds for nonprofits.