Key Learnings from ESC’s Executive Forum on Social Media

On May 3rd,  ESC of New England brought together a panel of social media experts from small, medium, and large nonprofits to talk about how they have successfully used social media to advance organizational goals. Moderated by ESC Consultant and marketing expert Gabe d’Annunzio, the three panelists provided sage wisdom for nonprofits of all sizes […]

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A Message to Our Consultants from ESC’s Executive Director

Executive Director Julie Crockford gathers with ESC Consultants after the Spring 2016 Consulting Skills workshop held at the Neighborhood Club in West Newton, MA. Dear ESC Consultants, This week is National Volunteer Week. At ESC, volunteers are the most valuable resource of our organization. We are grateful to you for donating your time, your talent and […]

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The 21st Century Volunteer

Volunteer recruitment has changed over the years—not just from the development of new techniques and technology, but in the way that people perceive and take on service opportunities. ESC President & CEO Bethany Kendall breaks down the key characteristics of the modern volunteer in her workshop on volunteer management, based upon material by Thomas and […]

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Assessing Your Burnout Risk Factors

Employee burnout is one of the greatest risks posed to a nonprofit’s success. ESC consultant Sue Ogle teaches leaders to assess the following factors when reviewing their organization’s risks: Workload When assessing employee workload, nonprofit leaders should reflect on influences that may make the employees they manage unable to perform to their highest capacity. First, […]

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Encore Fellows: Now in Boston!

A New Source of Talent for Nonprofits– Encore Fellows Program: Now in Boston! As nonprofits continually strive to meet a growing demand for services at a time of diminishing resources, an innovative solution successfully employed across the US has come to greater Boston: The Encore Fellowships Program– a source of highly skilled and experienced talent […]

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The Nonprofit Merger Process: A Dating Game

Embarking on the road to a nonprofit merger may not strike nonprofit leaders as the most romantic endeavor, but it does mirror qualities of a very common practice: the modern dating game. In their workshop on mergers for nonprofits, ESC consultants Mike Stauff and Bob French use an analysis from CompassPoint Nonprofit Services’ The M […]

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10 Steps of a Nonprofit Board Recruitment Plan

  Like many governance responsibilities within a nonprofit organization, board recruitment is best dealt with through process. ESC consultants Terry Hamacher and Jude Kidd offer ten steps to a nonprofit board recruitment plan in their “Board Development” workshop. See how your organization’s process stacks up, and let us know if you think this is the […]

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Social Media for Nonprofits: What to Aim For

“An archer cannot hit the bullseye if he doesn’t know where the target is.” – Anonymous It’s clear that social media helps nonprofits build relationships with a wealth of different individuals and organizations—donors, existing volunteers, potential new clients, and many more vital connections—but how can nonprofits best focus their social media efforts? ESC consultant Mike […]

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