Poverty

The Pulse

In Case You Missed It: McWage Wars and Austerity

In this issue, the fight over fast food worker pay, views on wealth, poverty by congressional district, and the challenges of the “new philanthropy.”

The Pulse

In Case You Missed It: Locating the American Dream

In this issue, a discussion of poverty and hunger in America, rumblings on the minimum wage, whether capitalism is brutal and the "charitable industrial complex."

The Pulse

In Case You Missed It: I, Robot, You Jobless

If your brains haven’t melted from the excessive heat, I have more must reads for you this week. First we have a pair of opinion pieces on morality and the market—very good food for thought for those of us thinking about impact investing.

The Pulse

Field Notes: Impact and Risk

Today we’re hearing from others in the field on the tricky relationship between impact and risk.

Publications

Expanding Philanthropy: Mission-Related Investing at the F.B. Heron Foundation

An essay by Michael Swack Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire

Publications

Providing Tools for Success

Organization mission: To improve the quality of life for low- and moderate- income residents of the Delta regions of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi by providing financing, technical assistance, and training for businesses, entrepreneurs, homebuyers, and communities; and forging strategic partnerships that build the region’s human and economic assets.