The Heron Blog

Filter by:

Sort by:

Mar 7, 2015

In Case You Missed It: Impacting on Health and Prosperity

In this issue, Supreme Court arguments to health law subsidies, giving the homeless housing, innovations in investment and charity’s image problem.

Mar 10, 2015

Field Notes: Reinventing Philanthropy for the 21st Century

The Aspen Institute has released a report on Impact Investing featuring an essay written by Heron president Clara Miller.

Mar 12, 2015

Influencer Series: National Organization on Disability

In this video, NOD's Carol Glazer discusses their work to help employers meet new goals to hire people with disabilities and why it matters for poverty.

Mar 14, 2015

In Case You Missed It: Add- Ventures in Alternative Investing

In this issue, shareholders and wage stagnation, the minimum wage under a 14th Amendment microscope and the big new players in impact investing.

Mar 19, 2015

Multimedia: ‘The New Economy’

A video released by Institutional Investor discusses how businesses are being used to address social problems with leaders in the field.

Mar 21, 2015

In Case You Missed It: Poverty, the Morality Play

In this issue, thoughts on growing up on welfare, the ‘real business of business,’ what’s better than a tax cut for workers and race inequality.

Mar 23, 2015

Thinking On: Who Owns Private Prisons? Most Likely, You!

In 2015, Heron discovered it was invested in private prison companies and subsequently divested. Here is the story, and the lessons we learned as a result.

Mar 24, 2015

Field Notes: Is the Old Philanthropy Model Obsolete?

Philanthropy advisers warn that foundations’ structure may hinder their mission success--and urge them to optimize for mission success via impact investing.

Mar 28, 2015

In Case You Missed It: More or Less Poor

In this issue, poverty measures and measurement, silence in the new gilded age, investing in corporate good and why charities don’t need shark-tank contests.

Mar 31, 2015

Thinking On: Adept (& Inept) Use of Social Impact Bonds

In the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Heron's Clara Miller discusses social-impact bonds and whether or not they really can have an impact.