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Dec 22, 2014

Field Notes: The Delivery Gap in Public Services

A series of reports on poverty in New York City captures the shortcomings of public services in fully addressing the needs of disadvantaged populations.

Dec 20, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Disempowerment Machine

In this issue, thinking on 2014 as the year that jobs broke, new models of power, how to get people to give and more on why poor people work but can’t get ahead. **Editor’s Note: The next issue of the In Case You Missed It will be January 9. But if you avid readers would like to nominate your favorite ICYMI posts or topics under discussion in 2014, we will have a special bonus issue on January 2, so email us at editor@heronfdn.org. Have a very happy holiday and see you 2015.

Dec 17, 2014

Field Notes: Investing Against Income Inequality

A recent study from Cornerstone Capital provides an analysis of income inequality and considerations for socially conscious investors.

Dec 13, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Hollowed Out Middle Class

In this issue, middle class decline, mainstream social innovation, crime and inequity, men not at work and Wall Street’s hand in the philanthropy piggy bank.

Dec 11, 2014

Thinking On: Reshoring Jobs from China

Manufacturing jobs are coming back to the United States due to growing labor costs and strengthening currency in China, but it is unclear if it’s a win for workers.

Dec 6, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Minding Inequality's Business

In this issue, what U.S. inequality has to do with foreign policy, the rights of pregnant workers, big-box store lobbying, short-termism and investing.

Nov 30, 2014

Photo of the Month: November 2014

This month’s photo highlights the recent strikes organized by federally contracted workers and their fight for a living wage.

Nov 26, 2014

Field Notes: Report on Private Foundations Trends

Foundation Source has released a report looking at foundation investments during and since the Great Recession.

Nov 22, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Giving Thanks for Better Jobs

In this issue thinking on what voter turnout has to do with poverty, Wall Street and “bad apple” bankers, bad jobs for the holidays and more trends in philanthropy.

Nov 21, 2014

A Bouquet of Memories: In Honor of Sharon King

The Heron family has lost former President Sharon King. In this post, former colleagues share their thoughts and memories of a beloved friend.

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