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.
This interactive presentation outlines the four basic principles that inform how Heron deploys capital.
In this issue, lease-to-own housing, small cities under development, inequality and campaign 2016, Zuckerberg's philanthropy, and keeping fossil fuels in the ground.
In this month's photo, we look to South Carolina as the primaries bring to light the barriers to voting that minorities and low income people face with new ID laws.
A Demos report takes aim at credit checks for employment and the restrictions they impose on the most vulnerable populations.
In this issue, Donald Trump and the GOP's poverty, regenerative capitalism, philanthropy's impact revolution problem, and the digital labor/capital divide.
In this podcast, Shamez Alibhai of Cheyne Capital discusses their real estate impact fund, which includes low-income housing, and why he wants more competition.
Brookings' Amy Liu makes a case for broadening the goals of economic development in order to create deeper, long-lasting prosperity.
In this issue, the eviction economy, the legitimate poor nonsense, climate and infrastructure investing, the age wage gap, and yanking funding from successful nonprofits.
Deloitte’s fifth annual Millennial Survey highlights the gap between Millennials and their employers around what values build long-term business success.
Country Health Ranking and Roadmaps report presents collected health data, urging sectors to pursue equal health rights in the United States.