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Nov 21, 2014

A Bouquet of Memories: In Honor of Sharon King

The Heron family has lost former President Sharon King. In this post, former colleagues share their thoughts and memories of a beloved friend.

Dec 11, 2014

Thinking On: Reshoring Jobs from China

Manufacturing jobs are coming back to the United States due to growing labor costs and strengthening currency in China, but it is unclear if it’s a win for workers.

Mar 3, 2015

Thinking On: Opportunity at Work for People with Disabilities

The National Organization on Disability’s Carol Glazer discusses the progress on providing opportunity to people with disabilities and the benefits of their contributions.

Mar 23, 2015

Thinking On: Who Owns Private Prisons? Most Likely, You!

In 2015, Heron discovered it was invested in private prison companies and subsequently divested. Here is the story, and the lessons we learned as a result.

Mar 31, 2015

Thinking On: Adept (& Inept) Use of Social Impact Bonds

In the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Heron's Clara Miller discusses social-impact bonds and whether or not they really can have an impact.

Apr 30, 2015

Thinking On: Leaving Behind the ‘Undeserving Poor’

Heron’s Toni Johnson shares what it was like to spend part of childhood in poverty and how welfare reform debates fail to prioritize the future.

Jun 3, 2015

President's Letter: A Look Back at 2014, Part I

Heron's President Clara Miller discusses our evolution and common myths we see in the social sector.

Jun 4, 2015

President's Letter: A Look Back at 2014, Part II

Heron’s President Clara Miller discusses the foundation’s progress on grantmaking and what lies ahead.

Sep 10, 2015

Thinking On: Is the Magic of New Orleans Back?

Ambassador James A. Joseph outlines the post-Katrina reconciliation still required in New Orleans and rest of Louisiana.

Sep 17, 2015

Thinking On: Why Impact Investing Wins the Prisoner's Dilemma

Ian Magee applies the classic game theory problem to the world of responsible investing and finds it's better to cooperate than to take advantage of each other.

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