A Note on COVID-19
At Heron, we try to champion people, places, and enterprises who challenge broken conventions and dare to change. In light of COVID-19, we remain committed to our work in communities across the United States.
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.
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.
This week we have thinking on poverty and the shutdown, the limits of markets and philanthropy, and how the scarcity of basic needs, such as money, food and time, literally makes your brain hurt.
In this week’s issue, there’s thinking on the nation’s job and austerity doldrums, the new impact-investing frontier, and how big money—including philanthropy—contributes to democratic turmoil.
In this week’s issue, we have thinking from Alan Greenspan on why he missed the 2008 crisis and the “economic machine,” the confusion over corporate social responsibility, and how low wages and a shrinking job market harm the economy.
In this issue, there is thinking on prison fees and poor folk; basic income benefits and the minimum wage; the “brave new world of good”; and the declining state of U.S. work.
In this issue, there's thinking on the value of central banks and microlending, democracy and wealth, and just who really is entitled--the rich or the poor.
Social sector guru David Henderson explains why organizations end up tracking the wrong data points, which then lead to wrong decisions.
In this issue, there’s thinking on the impact of poverty, low wages and no jobs; whether banking can be more like baking; and the rise of rental revenue financialization on foreclosed houses.
In this issue, more discussion of the ills of long-term unemployment, low pay, and poverty; what Fed policy has to do with jobs and inequality; and some hopeful, if dated, thoughts from JFK.
New Profit's Elizabeth Riker offers perspective on impact investing's evolution and the value in looking beyond an entity's tax status to determine its impact potential.
Four enterprise-data experts discuss the possibilities opened up by applying for-profit strategies and tools to gather information in social change settings.