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Jan 31, 2015

In Case You Missed It: The New ‘Middle Class Economics’

In this issue, more follow up on the state of the union, U.S. child poverty, new policies for disabled workers, fragility of the middle class and new models for social impact.

Jan 30, 2015

Photo of the Month: January 2015

This month’s photo features cashiers working through the winter storm rush at a Market Basket store in Brockton, MA.

Jan 29, 2015

Field Notes: Opportunities for the Unemployed

A report by the Council on Foreign Relations compares worker’s support programs in the United States to the rest of the G7 countries.

Jan 27, 2015

Influencer Series: Getting Out of Poor People's Way

In this video interview, Family Independence Initiative’s Mauricio Miller introduces a more effective alternative to imposing "solutions" on families in poverty.

Jan 21, 2015

Influencer Series: Mapping the Way to Wisdom

In this video interview, PolicyMap's Maggie McCullough discusses how mapping data helps enterprises asses their past impact and invest wisely for the future.

Jan 17, 2015

In Case You Missed It: Where to American Dream?

In this issue, more on dreams of being middle class, poor kids and mothers in America, philanthropy vs. impact investing and new policies for the labor market.

Jan 16, 2015

Field Notes: Dismal Wage Growth

Research from the Economic Policy Institute points to potential causes of wage stagnation and the resulting economic inequality.

Jan 13, 2015

Influencer Series: Looking Back, Facing Forward

In this farewell post, outgoing Vice President Kate Starr discusses her experience at Heron and how it has influenced what comes next.

Jan 12, 2015

Influencer Series: Social Enterprise Beyond Grantmaking

In a recent speech, Heron’s James Joseph says community foundations should use five forms of capital, not just grants, in their second century as institutions.

Jan 10, 2015

In Case You Missed It: 2015, Impact's Next Shot

In this issue, a look at the child-poverty cycle, inequality’s connection to labor unions and suburban sprawl, and philanthrocapitalist predictions for 2015.