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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How to Make Your Nonprofit Employees Happy

For nonprofit organizations, human capital – the availability of talented, reliable employees – is an indispensable resource. By fine-tuning recruitment techniques, nonprofits can ensure that their missions are being pursued on an individual basis by motivated and hardworking employees, resulting in an overall more effective organization. In an effective employee management plan, recruitment in only the […]

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Avoiding Nonprofit Employee Burnout

Burnout is a serious problem for nonprofits. It overwhelms passionate and dedicated staff, decreasing their effectiveness and often pushing them to leave positions prematurely. A recent study by Nonprofit HR concluded that nonprofits need to develop stronger strategies to minimize burnout and the turnover that comes with it and ensuring staff retention. Defining Burnout Burnout is […]

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Getting Your Target Audience to Follow You

You have invested a lot of time into developing a social media strategy that fits within your organization’s larger marketing & communications plan – now all you need is for your target audience to take notice. The common question at this stage is “how?” At ESC’s recent Social Media Forum, Stacy Thompson of LivableStreets Alliance gave a […]

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What We’re Reading: May 2016

“How Technology Transformed a Legacy Charity,” Chronicle of Philanthropy The president of the National Audubon Society presents a case study on the positive impact investment in technology had, and continues to have, on the organization. “36 Useful Apps & Online Tools for Nonprofits,” Nonprofit Tech for Good Are you looking for a tool to help streamline your […]

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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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ESC & AMC Partner to Deliver Social Media Forum for Environmental Organizations

ESC’s Environmental Practice Group is partnering with the Appalachian Mountain Club to present a forum focusing on how environmental organizations can use social media more effectively. The Executive Forum on Social Media will be held on Tuesday, May 3 at AMC’s Boston office. The forum is free and open to all professionals from the environmental sector. (Registration […]

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What We’re Reading: April 2016

“5 Mistakes of a Young Leader,” Thin Difference An important reminder for all leaders that without failures, there is no discovery. “Economy Continues to Dominate Concerns of Nonprofit Leaders in 2016,” Board Source Many boards are concerned about economic change. Is yours? “The industry that adds jobs throughout a recession, but makes no profits,” The […]

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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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5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Participate This #GivingTuesday

This year, Giving Tuesday falls on December 1st. This annual day of giving comes third in line after Thanksgiving, following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Charitable giving on Giving Tuesday has grown every year since the movement began in 2012. Since 2012, online donations made on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving have increased by nearly 500%. […]

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