Questions We’re Asking This Week: The Maine Edition
Heron has had partnerships in Maine since our early days as a foundation. Now, we're reexamining Maine as a community in transition. Here are some of the inquiries we're chasing.
At Heron, we try to use all the tools in our toolkit to finance organizations who are serving the people and communities we care about. Recently, we used two different tools to provide financing to Self Help Enterprises (SHE), an organization offering homeownership opportunities in the San Joaquin Valley.
We are back with another episode of our Presidential Podcast, where we talk to Dana K. Bezerra about what Heron is doing, thinking, and learning. In this episode, we discuss how Heron is placing community agency and wisdom front and center in the next phase of our work.
We've published another episode of our Presidential Podcast, where we talk to Dana K. Bezerra about what Heron is doing, thinking, and learning. In this blog post, we outline the key takeaways.
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.
Check out this web video with data experts discussing the challenges of mission-driven and finance-driven enterprise data.
In this issue, Wall Street’s “wealth addiction,” Davos and the global inequality debate, the nonprofit overhead myth, and more on the state of the labor market.
In this issue, the president’s middle class plea, “inclusive capitalism,” trade deals vs. wages, poverty stress, Davos, and whether impact investors expect too much.
In this issue, we have thinking on the women in poverty, employers of last resort, improving social mobility and the U.S. employment outlook.
Heron’s President Clara Miller takes a look at how 2013 shaped the foundation, which has undergone significant changes.
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.
Heron’s president and board chair turn on its head the question of whether pursuing mission reduces financial return.
An American Enterprise Institute event discusses the role of business in eliminating poverty.
This July retreat explored how to use innovative information tools to surface data capable of informing decision making and improving social and financial outcomes.
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.