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Oct 30, 2014

Field Notes: Trends in Corporate Philanthropy

The CECP and The Conference Board released a report on corporate giving covering shifts in area focus, employee engagement, donation types and more.

Oct 28, 2014

Field Notes: Merging Grantmaking and Investing

Two recent articles in the Crain’s and Inside Philanthropy take a look at Heron’s strategy to invest all of its money toward mission.

Oct 25, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Trick or Treat Your Workers

In this issue, the trend of working for free versus wage poverty, the wealth and meritocracy gap, and the dangers of treating Ebola like the zombie apocalypse.

Oct 18, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Inequality, Debt and Destitution

In this issue, there’s discussion on getting car jacked by lenders, being “present” for poverty, business ed and inequality, and what success looks like for B-corps.

Oct 17, 2014

Multimedia: The New Costs of Incarceration

In this video, the Center for Public Integrity and CNBC show us how prison bankers, vendors, and corrections facilities, profit from inmates’ families.

Oct 15, 2014

Better Know a Deal: Getting Credit for Creditworthiness

In this interview, RevolutionCredit’s Zaydoon Munir discusses how to improve a credit rating system that is currently leaving many behind by enabling any aspiring consumer to be credit worthy.

Oct 11, 2014

In Case You Missed It: 'The Mainstreet Pay Gap'

In this issue, a look at the wage divide, what being cash strapped looks like, redefining capitalism, and the enduring American myth of the self-made man.

Oct 9, 2014

Field Notes: Ford's Forum on the Power of Markets

Eight thought leaders weigh in on the importance of aligning business practices with the societies we actually live in.

Oct 4, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Low-Pay, Part-Time Blues

In this issue, more thinking on poverty, wages and job quality; the relationship between Goldman and the New York Fed; and the new scrutiny of institutional investors and what it has to do with divestment.

Oct 1, 2014

Field Notes: Buckyball Philanthropy

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s Larry McGill argues foundations should share data on their own performance.