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3/20/13

Your organization’s magic eight ball

This blog was originally posted via InspireDenver, a publication of the Young Nonprofit Professional Network – Denver. It can be equally difficult to define the concept of “strategy” as it is to articulate it for your organization. Strategy, by nature, is abstract, complex and evolving. We recognize the term from all sorts of venues – chessboards, the […]

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3/15/13

Excited about Denver’s art

Earlier this week Corona Insights attended the CBCA’s 26th annual Business for the Arts Awards Luncheon. The event was filled with beautiful performances, great food, and incredible examples of work being done in Denver at the intersection of business and arts. Corona Insights would like to congratulate and commend all of the nominees and winners on […]

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3/14/13

The Resource Exchange Introduces a New Service

Congratulations to our friends at The Resource Exchange on unrolling their newest service, New Heights Behavioral Health. We began working with TRE in 2005, and have continued our partnership with them since. Most recently, in late Spring 2012, Corona facilitated TRE’s strategic planning process where the kernel of an idea that has developed into New […]

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3/6/13

An interview with 9News “Leader of the Year” Christine Marquez-Hudson

In 2008, when Christine Marquez-Hudson joined Mi Casa, we had the honor of working with her on efforts to reinvigorate the programs, partnerships, and positive community impact of the organization. On January 17th, 9News named Christine Marquez-Hudson “Leader of the Year”. When the news of this tremendous honor reached Corona Insights, our team was overjoyed […]

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Corona Insights employee Karla Raines

3/4/13

Living the brand means rethinking the business model

Co-creation of brand A brand is much more than a logo, tagline or key message. It is an authentic expression of a nonprofit’s promise to the world. Branding experts agree our organizations alone don’t control our brands. Brands are co-created with our stakeholders–-our audiences, volunteers, board members, funders, partners and service recipients. One’s perception of the American Red Cross, […]

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Corona Insights employee Karla Raines

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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Corona Insights employee Karla Raines

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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Corona Insights employee Karla Raines

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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