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.
Liz Luckett, the Pershing Square Foundation‘s director of impact investing, explains what small data is, and when and why it can be so powerful.
Social sector guru David Henderson explains why organizations end up tracking the wrong data points, which then lead to wrong decisions.
Four enterprise-data experts discuss the possibilities opened up by applying for-profit strategies and tools to gather information in social change settings.
An American Enterprise Institute event discusses the role of business in eliminating poverty.
Check out this web video with data experts discussing the challenges of mission-driven and finance-driven enterprise data.
In this highlight from our January webinar, panelist Jake Porway of Datakind argues that there isn’t a clear line between financial data and impact data.
In this highlight from our January webinar with experts on data at work for enterprises, Market's for Good's Eric J. Henderson asked, how can a small organization with a small budget get started on the data trail?
Annie Donovan of Coop Metrics explains why to some degree it doesn't matter if a data point is about financial or impact data.
Annie Donovan, CEO of Coop Metrics discusses the difference between collecting financial and impact data, the two ends of the spectrum in impact data collection, and a model of the ideal.
Today we share a documentary entitled “We the Owners” that examines models of worker-owned business and high-involvement work culture.