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Jun 25, 2014

Field Notes: In Social Enterprise, Scaling is Prevailing

Barriers to scale can jeopardize the potential advantages of social enterprises, but authors in Forbes and Pioneer Post provide a few solutions.

Jun 21, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Money, Money, Must Be Funny

This week we have thoughts on other ways to be poor beside lacking money, a look at the employment situation for the young, and further updates on the minimum wage situation.

Jun 19, 2014

Multimedia: Al Gore on Tech Philanthropy & Inequality

Vice President Al Gore's on-stage interview at a tech conference touched off questions of how "tech culture and tech philanthropy may exacerbate inequality and undermine democracy".

Jun 18, 2014

Better Know A Deal: SolarCity and Its $1 Bargain

Heron investee SolarCity uses creative financing options to expand residential use of solar power in the United States.

Jun 17, 2014

Field Notes: The Impossibility of Investing Otherwise

Today in our philanthropy and impact investing mini-roundup: foundations must find ways to align their investments with their values.

Jun 14, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Cost of Poverty

This week, we have peeks into the lived experience of the poor, the long-term view of the labor force, and the discussion around shifting to an emergent strategy in philanthropy.

Jun 12, 2014

Multimedia: Catalyzing Change While Bringing in Cash

Elon Musk, CEO of Heron investee Tesla Motors, talks about doing good in a for-profit business and takes a surprising step to make good on that promise.

Jun 10, 2014

Field Notes: Change Ahead for Seattle's Minimum Wage Jobs

As Seattle addresses income inequality by raising the local minimum wage to $15, how will it affect the low-income job market inside and outside of the city?

Jun 7, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Don't Rain on My Jobs Parade

In this issue, there is discussion on the issues of low pay, poverty and benefits, impact investing’s evolution, and the highs and lows of U.S. employment.

Jun 5, 2014

Field Notes: Who's Teaching Whom Philanthropy

Does a five-figure cash pot make it easier for universities to teach philanthropy as a “practical philosophy?” A novel grant from a Texas hedge fund manager provokes debate.

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