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