Philanthropy

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Thinking On: Darren Walker’s Decision to Serve on Pepsi’s Board Is Wise

In a letter to the editor, Clara Miller defends Darren Walker's involvement with Pepsi and the many ways philanthropy can, and does, interact with the private sector.

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Thinking On: Theory of Change or Civic Dumpster Diving?

Turning outward, beyond the boundaries of foundation logics and program areas is not only sensible, it’s common-sense risk management.

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Field Notes: Using All of a Foundation’s Assets for Mission

Heron's Clara Miller discusses foundations in the 21st century, modern philanthropy, and the growth of impact investing.

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Field Notes: U.S. Community Investing Landscape

GIIN's latest report dives deep into the U.S. Community Investing field to understand the needs of investors and product managers.

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Multimedia: No Real Saints and Sinners in America, Inc.

How good do investees need to be to get included in Heron's portfolio? Clara Miller explains in an interview with NextBillion why this is the wrong question.

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Field Notes: A Focus on 'Building Healthy Organizations'

The Ford Foundation’s Darren Walker discusses the evolution of the foundation and its new thinking on using operating support to bolster organizations.

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In Case You Missed It: Investing Strong to the Finish

In this issue, the dwindling faith in the American Dream, what crushing student debt means for the economy, and philanthropy's discomfort with inequality.

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In Case You Missed It: The Disempowerment Machine

In this issue, thinking on 2014 as the year that jobs broke, new models of power, how to get people to give and more on why poor people work but can’t get ahead. **Editor’s Note: The next issue of the In Case You Missed It will be January 9. But if you avid readers would like to nominate your favorite ICYMI posts or topics under discussion in 2014, we will have a special bonus issue on January 2, so email us at editor@heronfdn.org. Have a very happy holiday and see you 2015.

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In Case You Missed It: The Cost of Poverty

This week, we have peeks into the lived experience of the poor, the long-term view of the labor force, and the discussion around shifting to an emergent strategy in philanthropy.

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In Case You Missed It: When It Isn't All About Philanthropy

In this issue, new thinking on impact investing and social enterprise, the dirty debates going on in philanthropy, and some good news about jobs.