Nonprofit

Photo of employee Kate Darwent

11/30/16

Writing an RFP

So you’ve finally reached a point where you feel like you need more information to move forward as an organization, and, even more importantly, you’ve been able to secure some amount of funding to do so. Suddenly you find yourself elbow deep in old request-for-proposals (RFPs), both from your organization and others, trying to craft […]

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Photo of employee Karla Raines

7/27/16

Is yesterday’s intermediary ready to become the platform of tomorrow?

Living in America’s “it” city in a year of disruptions across the political spectrum nationally and internationally have led me to contemplate evolution in the nonprofit sector. I’m struck by what I’ve observed recently as an emerging trend – the slow decline of the intermediary organization. This may be a heretical statement, I’ll admit, but […]

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Corona Insights employee Matt Bruce

4/27/16

Nonprofit Data Heads

Here at Corona, we gather, analyze, and interpret data for all types of nonprofits.  While some of our nonprofit clients are a little data shy, many are data-heads like us!  Indeed, several nonprofits (many of which we have worked for or partnered with) have developed amazing websites full of easy to access datasets. Here are […]

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Photo of employee Kate Darwent

4/7/16

Building Empathy

In the past year I’ve been involved with a few projects at Corona that involve evaluating programming for teenagers. One commonality across these projects is that the organizations have been interested in building empathy in teenagers. As I’ve been reading through the literature on empathy, I’ve been thinking about how building empathy should be a […]

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Photo of employee David Kennedy

3/22/16

Making improvements through A/B testing

Did you know that when you visit Amazon.com the homepage you see may be different than the one someone else sees, even beyond the normal personalized recommendations? It’s been widely reported how Amazon is continually tweaking their homepage by running experiments, or A/B tests (sometimes referred to as split tests), to tease out what makes a […]

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Photo of employee Karla Raines

3/9/16

Where are we now? The new next era nonprofit

I spent the other afternoon sitting around a large table chatting with professionals from across the sector about leadership, and the competencies that an effective leader will need in 2025. As we were chatting about today’s realities – and the social, political, technical and economic factors affecting nonprofits – it struck me that we’ve been here […]

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3/8/16

Turning Passion into Actionable Data

Nonprofits are among my favorite clients that we work with here at Corona for a variety of reasons, but one of the things that I love most is the passion that surrounds nonprofits.  That passion shines through the most in our work when we do research with internal stakeholders for the nonprofit.  This could include […]

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2/17/16

Informal Research for Nonprofit Organizations

While Corona serves all three sectors (private, public, and nonprofit) in our work, we have always had a soft spot for our nonprofit clients.  No other type of organization is asked to do more with less, so we love working with nonprofits to help them refine their strategies to be both more effective at fulfilling […]

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Photo of employee Karla Raines

9/8/14

The cautionary tale of 5 scary strategic planning mistakes: Part V – Don’t get too tuckered out

The scariest proposition is creating a strategic plan that inevitably doesn’t get implemented. Strategic plans are worth their weight in gold when they become a blueprint for future progress. As my final word to the wise, I advise leaders undertaking the strategic planning process to hold onto the momentum created by the planning process to […]

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Photo of employee Beth Mulligan

9/3/14

Who you gonna call?

With Halloween approaching, we are writing about scary things for Corona’s blog. This got thinking about some of the scary things that we help to make less scary.  Think of us as the people who check under the bed for monsters, turn on lights in dark corners, bring our proton packs and capture the ectoplasmic […]

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