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May 8, 2017

Soundbites: Moving Toward A Net Contribution Framework

In this podcast, Mission OutLoud's Toni Johnson and Heron's Dana Bezerra discuss how assessing a company's broader impacts serves a more specific mission.

Dec 28, 2016

Soundbites: Making Sense of Adult Learning

Gabi Zolla from CAEL discusses the ways that they are changing the practices of workplaces and schools to better accommodate adult learners.

Dec 20, 2016

Soundbites: Empowering Families Through Tech

Jesus Gerena of the Family Independence Initiative on assisting families achieving financial stability through a combination of community organizing and technology.

Dec 13, 2016

Soundbites: Investing in Change in Buffalo

Toni Johnson sits down with Matt Enstice, head of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Organization to talk about BNMC's impact in the local community.

Oct 20, 2016

Soundbites: Mapping Data To Outcomes

Maggie McCullough of PolicyMap discusses how organizations and individuals can use data to understand their impact on a community level.

Oct 18, 2016

Soundbites: The Metrics That Matter in Housing Development

Maggie Grieve of Success Measures discusses a collaborative approach to building powerful metrics and serving more than 600 community-based organizations.

Oct 4, 2016

Soundbites: Investing in Your Own Backyard

The Heron Foundation’s Toni Johnson discusses building communities and growing small businesses with Jennifer Pryce of the Calvert Foundation.

Sep 20, 2016

Soundbites: A New Way to Measure Success

Jennifer Tescher of CFSI discusses how the financial industry is learning to evaluate its own success by measuring its impacts on consumers’ financial health.

Sep 8, 2016

Soundbites: Bringing Dignity to the New Working Class

Toni Johnson spoke with Tamara Draut of Demos about her new book, the shifting demographics and conditions of the working class and upcoming work from Demos.

Aug 30, 2016

Soundbites: Adventures in Affordable Housing Finance

Toni Johnson sat down with the Housing Partnership Network's Tom Bledsoe to discuss HPN's work in places like New Orleans and the use of enterprise capital.