Nonprofit

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12/11/12

#2 Nonprofit Sector Transformer and Macro Disruptor

Reinventing the Nonprofit Sector – A Corona POV Series The second internal transformer and macro disrupter we’re seeing in the nonprofit sector is: the rise of the social entrepreneur. In 2004, I began speaking about the blurring of the lines between the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.  What was once a well-defined marker is now a […]

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12/3/12

#1 Nonprofit Sector Transformer and Macro Disruptor

Reinventing the Nonprofit Sector – A Corona POV Series   A look back over the past 15 years shows how the nonprofit sector has been reinventing itself.  I’ve coined the term sector transformer to refer to the dynamics at play within the nonprofit arena.  Macro disruptors have also been reshaping the sector from the outside.  Each of […]

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11/26/12

A Shifting Nonprofit Sector

Reinventing the Nonprofit Sector – A Corona POV Series I’ve been working in and with the nonprofit sector for almost 20 years now. Over that time I’ve observed significant changes. The visual below highlights the subtle yet significant shifts over the past 15 years.   Over the years I’ve witnessed first-hand how nonprofits approach their strategic work – […]

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11/15/12

Next era nonprofits

Reinventing the Nonprofit Sector – A Corona Point-Of-View Series This blog is the first in a series entitled, Reinventing the Nonprofit Sector.  Through this point-of-view series we will explore the forces and conditions reshaping the nonprofit sector’s profile, as well as real-time actions leaders can take in this dynamic environment.  I’ll also share case studies […]

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11/8/12

Nonprofit Exec = Strategist + Business Model Designer

As a strategic consulting firm, Corona has been advancing an approach to nonprofit strategic planning that links strategy development with nonprofit business model design since early 2010.  We knew we were onto something, but always appreciate an independent study or book that affirms our concept. Now along comes Cynthia A. Montgomery, Timken Professor of Business […]

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10/30/12

Seeing the light when setting strategy

A key task when engaging in strategic planning for any nonprofit is scanning the external environment. Our goal? To spot the signal. Why is the signal so darn difficult to see? Our sight is clouded by the details and drama of today. Too often we find executives and boards mistake near-term drama for tomorrow’s opportunity […]

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10/10/12

“Feel Inside” Helps Cure Kids

This story has it all.  Cutting-edge market research with a hard-to-reach demographic. Strategic philanthropic success. And the perfect blend of hilarity, cuteness and pure musical talent. Introducing, “Feel Inside (and Stuff Like That)” by musical group Flight of the Conchords. How did this masterpiece come to be and why is it relevant? In August, a […]

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10/4/12

Geena Davis loves research! (And you should, too.)

Growing up as (what I felt was) a too-tall girl with boring brown hair featuring accentuated gawkiness during my teen years, I tended to take note of famous women who fit a similar description (minus the gawky) – but made it work for themselves.  As such, I felt a sort of bond with women like […]

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9/17/12

Power of the nonprofit brand

Successful nonprofits harness the power of "brand" to boost their individual identities while promoting social change.

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8/27/12

The power of showing up

Several years ago I received one of the most meaningful compliments of my consulting career.  As we were wrapping up a long-term strategy consulting engagement, a nonprofit customer said to me, “Karla, one of the things I appreciate about you is that you show up.”  In essence, he said: You are present with us You care You speak up on our […]

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