Poverty

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Field Notes: The Delivery Gap in Public Services

A series of reports on poverty in New York City captures the shortcomings of public services in fully addressing the needs of disadvantaged populations.

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Field Notes: Investing Against Income Inequality

A recent study from Cornerstone Capital provides an analysis of income inequality and considerations for socially conscious investors.

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Field Notes: Report on Private Foundations Trends

Foundation Source has released a report looking at foundation investments during and since the Great Recession.

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Field Notes: Misaligned University Investments

Heron’s Chair Buzz Schmidt comments on university endowments and divesting in response to a recent article.

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Field Notes: Why All Enterprises Are Social

In Nonprofit Quarterly, Heron’s board chair Buzz Schmidt challenges conscious investors to alter thinking about enterprises and their effect on society.

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Field Notes: One View on why 'All Enterprises Are Not Social'

In Nonprofit Quarterly, the Oishei Foundation’s Paul Hogan offers a rebuttal to Heron’s Buzz Schmidt argument that all enterprises are social.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Field Notes: Buckyball Philanthropy

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