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Apr 13, 2016

Soundbites: From Apartheid to Prisons, the Evolution of Impact

In this podcast, Sonia Kowal of Zevin Asset Management talks about the future of the impact space and punishment profiteering among public companies.

Apr 12, 2016

Guest Post: McKnight Takes on Transparency for Impact

In this guest post, McKnight Foundation President Kate Wolford shares the importance of transparency in philanthropies, for sharing lessons learned and advancing important issues.

Apr 9, 2016

In Case You Missed It: The Long Gone Age of Innocence

In this issue, the normalcy of downward mobility and low wages, trade and tax havens on the campaign trail, universal income and a twist on pay for success.

Apr 6, 2016

Field Notes: Stewarding Mission Through Risk Management

OliverWyman and SeaChange Capital Partners produce a report outlining ways to mitigate the trials of nonprofit finance.

Apr 6, 2016

Field Notes: ERISA Guideline Reform

This primer offers a quick guide to the Department of Labor's 2015 clarification on the fiduciary framework for impact investing by retirement funds.

Mar 31, 2016

Photo of the Month: March 2016

The photo highlights the impact of NAFTA and other trade agreements on U.S. workers, which is a topic of the presidential campaign.

Mar 30, 2016

Soundbites: A Majority Minority Middle Class

In this podcast, Angela Glover Blackwell of PolicyLink discusses why racial equity is an important component for America's middle class.

Mar 26, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Death of the Trickle-Down Notion

In this issue, Paul Ryan admits "takers" mistake, manufacturing jobs and robo routines, dismantling the commercial prison complex, and philanthrocapitalism madness.

Mar 19, 2016

In Case You Missed It: In These Questionably Impactful Times

In this issue, the country-like power of 25 metanationals, Silicon Valley's attitude on inequality, Bernie's Nordic middle-class dream and using full employment to fight poverty.

Photo by Joshua Sortino

Mar 18, 2016

Field Notes: A Resource for American Health Recovery

Country Health Ranking and Roadmaps report presents collected health data, urging sectors to pursue equal health rights in the United States.