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1/30/12

Colorado Symphony: Act 3, Scene 1

Lately I’ve been intrigued by the Harvard Business Review article “Strategy Tools for a Shifting Landscape” by Michael G. Jacobides (January 2010) in which he makes the case for a narrative approach to strategy analysis. Jacobides writes, “In an age when nothing is constant, strategy should be defined by narrative – plots, subplots, and characters.” […]

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1/25/12

Corona in action

What better way to learn about the quality work Corona does than through the experiences of our various customers? Check out our updated Case Studies to see Corona in action. Over the years, Corona has helped a wide array of customers through market research and strategic consulting answer the questions most important to them, and […]

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1/20/12

Next Era Nonprofits: Upcoming SVP Workshop

We’re in an era of profound and broad change for the nonprofit sector.  In fact, this may be the most dynamic period the sector has experienced in two decades.  Not only are the rules for success being rewritten, we’re thinking anew about what to call the sector, who is in the sector, and what defines […]

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12/19/11

Corona and CausePlanet.org

Do you confuse planning with strategy? Check out Karla’s featured article on CausePlanet.org – Strategy is a 24/7 Endeavor.  Karla articulates Corona’s approach to strategy development and even includes a few 2012 resolutions for you. This article also heralds Corona Insights’ partnership with CausePlanet.org, an online resource for nonprofit leaders. For years, CausePlanet.org has been […]

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12/5/11

Colorado Gives Day 2011

Tomorrow (December 6)  is Community First Foundation‘s second annual Colorado Gives Day.  This 24-hour event is a special opportunity to “give where you live.” Last year, Colorado Gives Day exceeded expectations and their $1 million fundraising goal by raising $8.4 million. In 2010, about 540 nonprofits participted and 83% acquired new donors. This year, all […]

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11/22/11

Nonprofit Business Model – A Definition

A few years ago I realized that the phrase “business model” was being used more and more in nonprofit settings.  Intrigued, I did a little research and found several definitions for the private sector but none specifically for nonprofits.  The language that seemed to fit across sectors focused on the logic of an organization.  It’s […]

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11/17/11

Nonprofit Business Models – Getting Past the Semantics

The concept of a nonprofit business model has percolated up to the collective conscious.   You know you’ve hit on something interesting when it is being embraced by some and hotly debated by others.  The ongoing conversations about arts organizations nationally (the Colorado Symphony is a prime local example) illustrate this fact. Too many nonprofits – […]

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10/20/11

Bold. Smart. Strategic. WFCO’s new strategic plan

Think big. Be bold. Stay Focused. Accomplish More. These are the opening words of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado‘s new strategic plan, and we couldn’t agree more! In June 2011, Corona Insights wrapped up a transformational strategic planning process with the Foundation. With new leadership in place, WFCO came to Corona because they needed a […]

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10/6/11

The Colorado Generosity Project: Understanding Giving

Hot off the presses! The Colorado Nonprofit Association just released their “Understanding Giving” report, which compiles latest research into the beliefs and behaviors of Colorado’s donors. Corona Insights was delighted to lead the survey research that informed this influential study in partnership with SE2. This report represents the Association’s ongoing commitment to their Generosity Project. […]

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4/25/11

Corona featured in new book – Strategy for Good

Corona Insights is thrilled to be one of the socially responsible companies featured in a new book, Strategy for Good, by Susan Hyatt, founder and CEO of Business Nonprofit CONNECTIONS, Inc. Strategy for Good uses real-world examples to illustrate “how to create all-win solutions that demonstrate your [company’s] values, benefit the causes you care most […]

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