What We’re Reading: January 2017

Nonprofits Opposed to Trump’s Ideology See a Surge in Donations, The New York Times Nonprofits across the nation such as Planned Parenthood and the ACLU have had an incredible increase in monetary support following the November presidential election. Says Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the ACLU, “All of this support will be put to good […]

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Free Microsoft Services for Nonprofits

Nonprofits large and small use some sort of platform for their email needs. Google’s Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and Microsoft’s Office 365 are all viable options. Whichever platform you chose, you and others at your organization will use it for daily communications with volunteers, Board members, and those who benefit from your services. But at what […]

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What We’re Reading: December 2016

The Five People You Need as a Leader Leaders looking for support may enjoy this article which outlines the best types of people to keep close. If you’re looking for a facilitated peer support group for nonprofit leaders, check out the Nonprofit Executive RoundTable, sponsored by Eastern Bank. The Mistakes We Make When Giving to […]

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What We’re Reading: October 2016

The Plight of the Overworked Nonprofit Employee, The Atlantic Nonprofits and the Wage Landscape: Choose your Position, Nonprofit Quarterly Should Board Members of Large Nonprofits Be Paid?, Nonprofit Quarterly Gene Wilder’s Legacy Lives On in his Philanthropy, Advocacy, and a Network of Nonprofit Support Groups, Nonprofit Quarterly Infusing LOVE into your Social Change Days, Raising […]

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What We’re Reading: August 2016

How to switch to the nonprofit world, Boston Globe Job Doc Columnist Elaine Varelas answers a question ESC gets all the time: How do I transition to volunteer, service-based work after a career in corporate? Michael Phelps Offers An Encore Career Lesson For Us, Forbes “None of us will ever be able to do what Michael Phelps […]

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Solutions to the Top Three Nonprofit Marketing Challenges

Challenge: Services, not products. Without a physical object to hold or visualize, target audiences may not understand your organization’s purpose, no matter how strong the mission is. Solution: Tell your story. Storytelling connects your mission to your audience’s values. Your organization’s origin story, the story of someone your organization has helped or the story of a volunteer […]

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Meet Our Consultants: Marilyn Stempler

No project is too complicated for ESC Consultant Marilyn Stempler. During her tenure as a partner at Brown Rudnick, Marilyn litigated complex business cases, chaired the Employment Practice Group, oversaw the redesign and build out of over 850,000 square feet of office space in five cities, and served as an international elections supervisor. Now at […]

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What We’re Reading: July 2016

Culture Suck: How a Bad Ethical Culture Can Doom a Good Nonprofit, Nonprofit Quarterly “Nonprofit culture is not a “soft” component of an organization; it is the final word, the informer of action or inaction.” Nonprofit Work After Retirement? Maybe You Can Make It Pay, New York Times “You can get paid to do something […]

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Selecting a Sector Switcher

With nonprofit hiring on the rise many charitable organizations are considering hiring talent from the for profit sector.  These “Sector Switchers” can be an excellent resource and many training programs exist, such as ESC’s Encore Fellowship Program, to prepare candidates for a seamless transition onto the nonprofit world. It can be difficult, however, to immediately see […]

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What We’re Reading: June 2016

What’s Behind the Why of Working with Volunteers, Volunteer Match Your desire to nurture and cultivate what is best in others is essential to improving your community. Best Practices For A Donor-Centric Thank You Letter,  Elevate Clicks Nonprofit Marketing Blog It’s impossible to say thank you too often. Read this for reminders and tips collected from […]

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