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May 6, 2016

Field Notes: The Need for Corporate Political Transparency

Heron joins colleagues in asking President Obama to require federal contractors to disclose meaningful information on political spending.

May 3, 2016

Nuts and Bolts: Transitioning Into Impact

A few key lessons Heron learned as we began the process of transforming our portfolio toward 100 percent impact.

Apr 30, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Losing Our Collective Dreams

In this issue, the politics of the declining middle class, universal basic income, where taxing the wealthy works, the privatization of hope, and issues with collective impact.

Apr 30, 2016

Soundbites: The Trouble in Post-Coal Communities

In this podcast, the Northern Plains Resource Council's Teresa Erikson discusses the declining coal industry's impact on communities once dependent on their success.

Apr 29, 2016

Photo of the Month: April 2016

This month's photo shows the last remnant of the mining industry in one Colorado community bringing the economic effects of its downfall on the neighboring population to light.

Apr 28, 2016

Field Notes: Tackling Multidimensional Poverty

A Brookings Institute report examines how facets of poverty tend to cluster, disproportionately effecting blacks and Hispanics, and how de-coupling disadvantage types can lessen poverty’s oppression.

Apr 23, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Sign O' These Economic Times

In this issue, middle class financial insecurity, expanding overtime rules, the new robber baron era, a "people's budget" and the tech titans take on DC.

Apr 21, 2016

Field Notes: The Promise of Investing in Early Childhood

An Economic Policy Institute report makes the case that investing in America's children would not only usher immeasurable benefits for families, but also society and the economy as a whole.

Apr 16, 2016

In Case You Missed It: The Thinner Common Good

In this issue, bank and coal bankruptcies, automation-proof jobs, campaigning on poverty, the racial divide, and the inequality discussion at Skoll.

Apr 15, 2016

Soundbites: Supply Chain Transparency for Global Brands

In this podcast, LaborVoices' Kohl Gill discusses how his organization provides a voice to workers while aiding employers in multiple layers up the supply chain.

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