ESC helps GALA with Strategic Business Plan for Makerspace and Vocation Hub in Wolfeboro, NH: “We use this plan as our Compass”

by Josh Arnold, Executive Director, GALA Behind most great ideas that successfully cross the bridge into reality is a great plan. A case in point was an idea that emerged from the Global Awareness Local Action (GALA) board retreat in 2016, when the board asked, “How can we build upon our strengths and ten years […]

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Board Governance: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

By Craig Anderson, ESC Northern New England Consultant When it comes to governing boards, there are the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Bad boards are complacent boards.  They meet on a regular schedule, most members show up, so that’s 80%, but they never do anything, or at least anything new. A friend and I […]

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A Pickpocket on the Bus

by Craig Anderson, ESC Northern New England Consultant I was on a bus heading downtown in Manhattan when I saw a young man pick an older man’s pocket.  At the next stop, the young man and several cronies got off and beat it down the street.  I continued downtown feeling uneasy and then switched to […]

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Annual Development Planning

Looking back on 2019, what are your donors telling you? Strategic planning is important to the success of development programs too. It’s incumbent on nonprofits, no matter their fiscal year, to look back on donor and gift history for each calendar year to inform development planning. If your fiscal year is not a calendar year, […]

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ESC Celebration of Service

On Monday, June 10th, in the beautiful Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House, ESC hosted its annual Celebration of Service luncheon. Seventy volunteers, community leaders, and clients gathered to honor and give thanks to the consultants and fellows who lend their time and talent to help nonprofits not only survive but thrive. “We can’t […]

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The Solution to the Executive Director Compensation Dilemma

It is well established that chief executives of small and even medium-sized nonprofits wear many hats. In addition to working with the board of directors to set strategic direction and hiring and managing the staff to achieve organizational goals, s/he may also serve as the chief development officer and the human resources director, and fill-in for the van driver or crisis hot-line manager.  In common parlance, the CEO is “chief cook […]

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Volunteer, Nonprofit Consultant – Highly Skilled and Professionally Accomplished

Would you like to use your hard-earned business or nonprofit leadership skills to give back in a meaningful way to the community you care about? Interested in being a part of a network of more than 175 trained consultants with deep experience and distinguished management careers? Empower Success Corps (ESC), a nonprofit organization, seeks seasoned […]

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Seeding Labs

Articulating the vision, business planning and coaching to hire the right team led to exponential growth for a start-up on the cutting edge of global discovery. …
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Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust ESC NH Client

ESC Client: Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust Staff in New London, NH

ESC and ESC Unite! To Better Serve New England’s Nonprofits

Executive Service Corps of Northern New England has united with Empower Success Corps of Boston. The new Empower Success Corps will increase efficiencies, expand services, and better serve the nonprofits that help our communities. Providing Expertise to Help Nonprofits Succeed The Empower Success Corps NNE Office, formerly ESC of NNE, provides services such as strategic […]

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Advisory on Overtime Rules

We would like to share an action alert from the National Council of Nonprofits’ recent newsletter. Sign up for the newsletter by visiting their home page and scrolling down to the bottom to enter your email address. Nonprofits need to speak up to help ensure that any future overtime regulations from the Labor Department reflect […]

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