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, more thinking on poverty, prosperity and the role of capitalism, the trillion dollar opportunity for investing locally, and making accounting have impact.
On NPR, economic thinkers debate low wages, unemployment and options for restoring America’s middle class.
Today we’re reading about how enterprises can scale their impact through better principles and better conversation.
In this issue, more responses to “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”, thoughts on the sharing economy, and putting a balance-sheet value on natural resources.
Heron’s president discusses leveraging markets to alleviate poverty, create jobs and build a resilient middle class.
Today we’re hearing from Acumen’s Jacqueline Novogratz on how “patient capital” can create sustainable jobs.
In philanthropy and impact investing today: a stock exchange milestone, why better data matters and the next generation of investors.
In this issue, thoughts on impact investing, technology-eating low-wage jobs, the growth in contingency work, and being young and underemployed.
Gideon Rachman and colleagues talk about the prospects of the middle class.
Today we’re hearing from others in the field on the tricky relationship between impact and risk.