Philanthropy

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In Case You Missed It: Living with Job Scarcity

In this issue, we have thinking on the women in poverty, employers of last resort, improving social mobility and the U.S. employment outlook.

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In Case You Missed It: This American Dream's for You

In this issue, discussion of race, poverty and riots, progressive fining and mass incarceration, and why Americans over estimate economic mobility.

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Thinking On: The Power of Information

This July retreat explored how to use innovative information tools to surface data capable of informing decision making and improving social and financial outcomes.

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Thinking On: The Search for Mission Return

Heron’s president and board chair turn on its head the question of whether pursuing mission reduces financial return.

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President’s Letter: A Look Back at 2013

Heron’s President Clara Miller takes a look at how 2013 shaped the foundation, which has undergone significant changes.

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Thinking On: Scaling Impact, Evidence Is Not Enough

Heron Fellow Rodney Christopher asks philanthropists and nonprofits: Are we focusing enough on enterprise when we seek to increase the impact of evidence-based programs?

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Multimedia: The Gates’ Thoughts on Giving

Bill and Melinda Gates on their work at the Gates Foundation, their lives and their feelings on giving most of their wealth away.

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Multimedia: Measuring & Expanding Success

In this video, Brooke Finn and Maggie Grieve explain how Success Measures helps organizations measure impact to guide improvements.

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Multimedia: Clara Miller on Redefining Value

Heron’s president discusses leveraging markets to alleviate poverty, create jobs and build a resilient middle class.

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Multimedia: Al Gore on Tech Philanthropy & Inequality

Vice President Al Gore's on-stage interview at a tech conference touched off questions of how "tech culture and tech philanthropy may exacerbate inequality and undermine democracy".