Nonprofit

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2/25/13

Wanted: Greater Nonprofit Impact

Reinventing the Nonprofit Sector – A Corona POV Series   We enjoy reading stories of significant impact achieved by change makers.  Books such as Forces for Good by Leslie Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant and Rippling by Beverly Schwartz inspire us to ask, “What if?”  We get excited when we read the stories and wonder if their stories could be our […]

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2/12/13

DIY is no substitute for expertise

A great deal of strategic thinking and expertise goes into our work here at Corona Insights. With the abundance of DIY researcher tools (e.g., SurveyMonkey), more and more companies and organizations opt to do research themselves, perhaps not realizing the value outside experts can provide to their project. So it was nice when a recent […]

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2/6/13

The One Trick Pony

What happens when the one trick pony runs out of tricks?  What if that pony is a nonprofit Executive Director?  As long as the trick works the organization succeeds and the executive appears to have figured it all out.  When circumstances change – a major long-term funder goes away, for example – the proven, go-to […]

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1/29/13

“Yes, and Thank You:” Improv in the Nonprofit Sector

This blog was originally posted via InspireDenver, a publication of the Young Nonprofit Professional Network – Denver. In the nonprofit sector, we take our work very seriously. There are lives at stake. Social injustices to right. Children to feed. But for a moment, let’s take a deep breath. And improvise. The maxims of improvisation are […]

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1/17/13

Hello revolution. I knew you’d call.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently shared 5 trends that will change the way nonprofits work in 2013.  Their list nicely illustrates Corona’s own list of macro disrupters and sector transformers.  As the Chronicle reports, more and more people are engaging with their nonprofits through mobile devices and crowd-sourced funding opportunities, as well as aligning their […]

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1/15/13

State of Our Cities and Towns 2013

Every day, we utilize crucial services from our local government.  Towns and city’s provide clean water, build and maintain our sidewalks, and spearhead economic development in our communities. We were honored to work with the Colorado Municipal League’s (CML) for the fourth year on their annual report (pdf), State of Our Cities and Towns for Colorado. Not everyone absorbs information by reading graphs and […]

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1/14/13

Market re-church

If you think you don’t need market research because you have faithful customers, think again.  Even those organizations with the most faithful customers are doing research. This small Missouri company sends “mystery shoppers” into churches.  Dress up on Sunday morning, go sit in church for a few hours, and then fill out a survey about […]

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1/2/13

Hold for the revolution

Reinventing the Nonprofit Sector – A Corona POV Series In this blog series, we presented 4 sector transformers and macro disruptors that have been shaping the nonprofit sector in recent years. Each of these examples is evolutionary in the near-term – and will be revolutionary over time.  I remain convinced that now is the most dynamic […]

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12/27/12

#4 Nonprofit Sector Transformer and Macro Disruptor

Reinventing the Nonprofit Sector – A Corona POV Series At #4 on the list of nonprofit sector transformers and macro disrupters is: Shifting donor expectations   One of the most significant stakeholder groups within the nonprofit sector, donors, have been shifting their modes and expectations for engagement. Some donors are happy to text $10 to […]

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12/19/12

#3 Nonprofit Sector Transformer and Macro Disruptor

Reinventing the Nonprofit Sector – A Corona POV Series The third nonprofit sector transformer and macro disrupter in our series is: Use of social enterprise practices Amidst persistent financial pressures, political uncertainties and unmet community needs, more nonprofits are pursuing earned income or social enterprise strategies as means of bolstering their economic engines or redefining […]

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