Nuts & Bolts: The Uses & Limits of Data as We Work in the San Joaquin Valley
In this post, we discuss our efforts to better integrate data as we try to understand the opportunities and challenges facing the San Joaquin Valley.
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.
In this issue, policymaking on poverty, food insecurity and poor nutrition, why's it hard for women to get ahead, and the bank teller protests.
David Henderson of FII says mapping strength-based data can provide policymakers a window into the incredible initiatives by families to escape poverty.
More investors are looking at company ESG metrics when investing but a Ceres report indicates that corporate boards have been slow to take on a managing role.
In this issue, profit and global hunger, the wage stagnation debate, failing poor kids, naughty business behavior and philanthropy's longevity.
In this issue, tongue-in-cheek discussion of healing the wealthy, the psychology of tax evasion, low income housing losses, and more on corporate short-termism.
This month’s photo focuses on the strike notices by the United Auto Workers union that led to successful deals, heralding the promise of broader wage reforms.
GIIN's latest report dives deep into the U.S. Community Investing field to understand the needs of investors and product managers.
In this issue, clarifications on pension investment, shareholder capitalism and Al Gore's Generation firm, untaxing the rich, and why welfare reform is dubious.
In this issue, more on poverty around the globe, corporate short-termism, the overwhelming power of finance, and who's paying for the presidential election.
The World Bank’s progress report on global poverty reveals falling prosperity for America’s poor.