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Oct 15, 2014

Better Know a Deal: Getting Credit for Creditworthiness

In this interview, RevolutionCredit’s Zaydoon Munir discusses how to improve a credit rating system that is currently leaving many behind by enabling any aspiring consumer to be credit worthy.

Oct 17, 2014

Multimedia: The New Costs of Incarceration

In this video, the Center for Public Integrity and CNBC show us how prison bankers, vendors, and corrections facilities, profit from inmates’ families.

Oct 18, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Inequality, Debt and Destitution

In this issue, there’s discussion on getting car jacked by lenders, being “present” for poverty, business ed and inequality, and what success looks like for B-corps.

Oct 25, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Trick or Treat Your Workers

In this issue, the trend of working for free versus wage poverty, the wealth and meritocracy gap, and the dangers of treating Ebola like the zombie apocalypse.

Oct 28, 2014

Field Notes: Merging Grantmaking and Investing

Two recent articles in the Crain’s and Inside Philanthropy take a look at Heron’s strategy to invest all of its money toward mission.

Oct 30, 2014

Field Notes: Trends in Corporate Philanthropy

The CECP and The Conference Board released a report on corporate giving covering shifts in area focus, employee engagement, donation types and more.

Oct 31, 2014

Photo of the Month: October 2014

This month’s photo captures the faces of a homeless couple living in Philadelphia, the poorest big city in the United States.

Nov 5, 2014

Field Notes: One View on why 'All Enterprises Are Not Social'

In Nonprofit Quarterly, the Oishei Foundation’s Paul Hogan offers a rebuttal to Heron’s Buzz Schmidt argument that all enterprises are social.

Nov 6, 2014

Field Notes: Why All Enterprises Are Social

In Nonprofit Quarterly, Heron’s board chair Buzz Schmidt challenges conscious investors to alter thinking about enterprises and their effect on society.

Nov 8, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Impacting With Your Purpose

In this issue, a look at impact investing and the changing nature of the social sector, why poverty doesn’t play in U.S. elections and more on wage stagnation.