Strategy & Tactics

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2/1/12

Foresights Exemplified – Hello, Nonprofit Business Model

As consultants, we have the privileged opportunity to learn from each customer engagement.  We also practice at our professions. After all that’s what it means to be a practitioner. Each consulting engagement provides a forum for me to hone my associative thinking skills – an opportunity to make connections across ideas and customers – 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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1/8/12

The Audacity of Accountability

The four most dreaded words in any group endeavor – “That’s not my job.” The six most dreaded words in any group endeavor – “I didn’t sign up for that.” Imagine being the CEO of an organization and hearing those comments from your Board of Directors as you face down the third year of deficit […]

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1/3/12

Be Resolute

Each New Year we have the opportunity to make promises to ourselves, our friends and families, our organizations, and our communities.  We call them resolutions.  We typically make more resolutions that we can ever keep, and many are forgotten by early February.  That’s why many of us don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. We’d be […]

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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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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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10/13/11

Up Close and Personal – The Quest for Sustainability of the Colorado Symphony

Yesterday’s piece in the Denver Business Journal regarding the Colorado Symphony’s new CEO and continued efforts toward sustainability is the first to reference Corona Insights and my involvement in their sustainability efforts.  I facilitated the three-month process with the Sustainability Study Committee for the Symphony earlier this year.  To clarify, it was not an emergency […]

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6/3/11

Corona takes home Gold Peak Award from CO-AMA for Market Research

Corona Insights is honored to have received a Gold Peak Award for our market research work to inform the University of Denver Sturm College of Law’s strategic plan. This award recognizes both Corona’s quality research skills, as well as the positive outcomes of data-driven decision making. About the awards:  Hosted by the Colorado Chapter of […]

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