Archive for January, 2009

Taking the Lead

2009 Jan 26
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It’s hard to believe that On Philanthropy once asked, “Does Economic Downturn Mean Crisis for Nonprofits?” Eleven months later, there’s a tendency to say, “Uh, got a harder question?” Across higher ed and the nonprofit sector, institutions have taken emergency measures that have worked before. Dartmouth announced sharp cutbacks in the fall. University of Michigan [...]

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Passing of a Nonprofit Industry Standout

2009 Jan 26
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The nonprofit galaxy grew a bit dimmer this month with the loss of one of its brightest stars, Woody Wickham.   Lipman Hearne staff had the pleasure, and honor of partnering with Woody on multiple occasions. His unmatched acuity was evident in our joint work on behalf of the MacArthur Foundation and with one of our [...]

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Best Places for Marketing Trends

2009 Jan 21
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People here frequently ask me where I get info on marketing trends. The list is long. But browse some of my favorites here.

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Don’t Blame Branding

2009 Jan 21
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Are brands powerful signifiers of social identity, or are they mere corporate claptrap – or both?

Joselyn Zivin, Senior VP, Brand Stategy and Planning, recently read two books that make provocative arguments.

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