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Jan 13, 2014

President’s Letter: A Look Back at 2013

Heron’s President Clara Miller takes a look at how 2013 shaped the foundation, which has undergone significant changes.

Jan 11, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Pursuing 'Poverty Wherever It Exists'

In this issue, we have the debate on the “war on poverty” and its relationship to jobs, the latest jobs report woes and misconceptions about private foundations.

Jan 10, 2014

Thinking On: The Search for Mission Return

Heron’s president and board chair turn on its head the question of whether pursuing mission reduces financial return.

Jan 8, 2014

Multimedia: Entrepreneurship and Poverty Alleviation

An American Enterprise Institute event discusses the role of business in eliminating poverty.

Jan 7, 2014

Thinking On: The Power of Information

This July retreat explored how to use innovative information tools to surface data capable of informing decision making and improving social and financial outcomes.

Jan 4, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Charting 2013's Economic Woes

In this issue, there’s discussion of poverty and raising the wage floor; the need for relocation grants; the skills gap issue; and a look back at the 2013 economy.

Dec 21, 2013

In Case You Missed It: Morality and Worker Pay

In this issue, there are thoughts on U.S. poverty; the minimum wage and social safety nets; whether inequality is at the center of economic woes; and Dickens.

Dec 18, 2013

Challenge to the Field: What’s in too many names?

Heron Fellow Rodney Christopher asks the social sector to come up with a better umbrella term for enterprise-building capital grants.

Dec 14, 2013

In Case You Missed It: Capitalism's Lost Social Contract

In this issue, we have thinking on inequality and economic mobility; the minimum wage vs tax credits; and the purpose of markets and the social contract.

Dec 7, 2013

In Case You Missed It: 'An Economy of Exclusion'

In this issue, there is thinking from the pope and the president on inequality; the minimum wage debate and job-stealing drones; American ambivalence on wealth; and the potential political instability the current economic climate may cause.