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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 12, 2015

Influencer Series: Quality Jobs for Quality Care

In this video, Jodi Sturgeon and Steve Dawson of PHI discuss their work to improve the quality of jobs for the direct care workforce.

Apr 11, 2015

In Case You Missed It: To Promote the General Welfare

In this issue, inequality and the 2016 election, eating steak on food stamps, full employment aspirations, and the light and dark side of corporate giving.

Apr 9, 2015

Multimedia: ‘Philanthropy Can’t Do it Alone’

In a Bloomberg interview, Encourage Capital's Adam Wolfensohn explains his motivations for founding a new asset management firm that focuses on social, environmental as well as financial returns.

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 2, 2015

Photo of the Month: March 2015

This month’s photo depicts school children walking past a condemned home on the historic civil rights march route from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

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.

Mar 28, 2015

In Case You Missed It: More or Less Poor

In this issue, poverty measures and measurement, silence in the new gilded age, investing in corporate good and why charities don’t need shark-tank contests.

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.

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.