Strategy & Tactics

11/14/13

Part #5: Lifelong learning inspires us all

This is the fifth in our series of blogs dedicated to showcasing the collective vision in IMAGINE 2020 – Denver’s soon-to-be-completed cultural plan.  The plan will be completed by year-end.  From now through November 22nd, Denver residents are invited to share their thoughts by visiting www.ImagineDenver2020.org. Vision #4 – Exposure, appreciation and participation in arts, […]

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11/13/13

Part #4: Let’s be the city that solves this problem by 2020

This is the fourth in our series of blogs dedicated to showcasing the collective vision in IMAGINE 2020 – Denver’s soon-to-be-completed cultural plan.  The plan will be completed by year-end.  From now through November 22nd, Denver residents are invited to share their thoughts by visiting www.ImagineDenver2020.org. Vision #3 – Arts, culture and creativity are truly […]

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11/12/13

Part #3: Let’s get braggadocious

This is the third in our series of blogs dedicated to showcasing the collective vision in IMAGINE 2020 – Denver’s soon-to-be-completed cultural plan.  The plan will be completed by year-end.  From now through November 22nd, Denver residents are invited to share their thoughts by visiting www.ImagineDenver2020.org. Vision #2 – Arts, culture and creativity are amplified […]

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11/11/13

Part #2: We envision a Denver that oozes arts, culture and creativity

This is the second in our series of blogs dedicated to showcasing the collective vision in IMAGINE 2020 – Denver’s soon-to-be-completed cultural plan.  The plan will be completed by year-end.  From now through November 22nd, Denver residents are invited to share their thoughts by visiting www.ImagineDenver2020.org. Vision #1 – Arts, culture and creativity are fully […]

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11/5/13

Part #1: What do you imagine for Denver?

Over the past seven months, over 5,000 people have shared their ideas and aspirations for arts, cultural and creativity in Denver.  As part of IMAGINE 2020, the city’s cultural planning process, these heartfelt ideas and imaginings have fueled the articulation of a bold collective vision for the city.  Corona has been pleased to serve as […]

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10/28/13

CMOs Can Enhance Their Roles through Strategic Marketing Planning

A few articles and blogs I’ve read recently (listed below) discuss the role of a CMO in the context of a larger organization. The Mission of Marketing CMO to CEO CMO Survival Guide These musings bring to light some challenges that CMOs commonly face, and help to explain their ongoing battles for respect in the […]

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8/21/13

Nonprofit Board Effectiveness

Nonprofit boards have a demanding role. Often, these boards are working on behalf of nonprofits with a limited budget and limited human capacity, all while serving a social cause. Board members are under a considerable amount of pressure, and a board’s performance has an impact on the people the nonprofit serves. As this article from […]

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7/25/13

Business Model Lessons from CO Girl Scouts

Scouting was big in my family.  My siblings and I were all scouts. I still have my sash covered in merit badges and recall fondly the path of discovery and learning each one symbolizes. Yesterday, many other business and community leaders across Colorado received an email entitled “Changing and Challenging Times for Girl Scouts” from […]

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7/23/13

A Lesson from Social Entrepreneurs – Think Customers and Markets

Earlier blogs have noted a shift among nonprofits – we are embracing the language and practices of entrepreneurs.   Whether an outgrowth of boldness – or the necessity brought on by the recession – we are looking for new ways to serve and earn revenues – and for new revenue streams. Recently I had the opportunity […]

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7/18/13

Part 3: Actual behavior – What we do

Did sales increase after the campaign? Who donated the most money?  When did website traffic peak? We can answer these questions by measuring actual behavior, a practice that is not as common in market research as one might think. This may be due to age-old industry norms that insist measuring actual behavior is too difficult […]

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