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Mar 12, 2015

Influencer Series: National Organization on Disability

In this video, NOD's Carol Glazer discusses their work to help employers meet new goals to hire people with disabilities and why it matters for poverty.

Mar 10, 2015

Field Notes: Reinventing Philanthropy for the 21st Century

The Aspen Institute has released a report on Impact Investing featuring an essay written by Heron president Clara Miller.

Mar 7, 2015

In Case You Missed It: Impacting on Health and Prosperity

In this issue, Supreme Court arguments to health law subsidies, giving the homeless housing, innovations in investment and charity’s image problem.

Mar 5, 2015

Field Notes: ‘Going All In for Mission’

Heron’s Clara Miller shares in Forbes on our reasons and approach to investing 100 percent of our assets for mission.

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 2, 2015

Influencer Series: Bridging Education and Employment

In this video interview, CAEL’s Pamela Tate discusses their mission to remove barriers to adult education and the links to improved employment.

Feb 28, 2015

In Case You Missed It: The Disinvestment Effect

In this issue, the lagging public/private investment in the commons, new rules for banks, how everyone invests in private prisons and why inequality is Californian.

Feb 27, 2015

Photo of the Month: February 2015

This month’s photo captures the prevalence and success of payday lenders in low income areas, with economic decay as a backdrop.

Feb 21, 2015

In Case You Missed It: It's a Brand New Pay Day

In this issue, Walmart's pay raise, poverty and schools, union marriages, federal poverty subsidies and the new tech philanthropists.

Feb 14, 2015

In Case You Missed It: Imprisoned by Poverty

In this issue, poverty politics, using prison to fine the poor, policing payday lenders, defining middle class and investors’ new focus on human capital.

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