Seven Tips for an Effective PowerPoint Presentation

No matter the topic, using a PowerPoint presentation can be an effective way to communicate, interact, and make a lasting impression on your audience. Here are seven tips to help you create a more engaging and effective presentation. Design When building your presentation take advantage of the slide master feature, this will allow you to create […]

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Meet Our Consultants: Mike Stauff

For 13 years ESC Consultant Mike Stauff has been transforming his community as a volunteer consultant. Mike joined ESC in 2001 and has since worked tirelessly to give back to over 50 organizations in New England. In a 2007 Business Week article he described himself as,“an inner city kid who made good” and decided to […]

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The Facebook Algorithm

In terms of nonprofit organizations and affiliated individuals, Facebook has been somewhat of an underused or misunderstood tool. However, when used correctly it can be an incredible resource. One of the keys to cultivating your audience on Facebook is understanding the Facebook algorithm. The popularity of Facebook is very impressive. ESC consultant and social media […]

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Managing Your Meeting Goals

One of the most important aspects of leading an organization or team is the skill of facilitation. According to ESC Consultant and facilitation expert Jack Smith there are three essential components to facilitating effectively: planning the meeting, managing the tools, and managing the meeting. Planning the meeting is the process that ensures the groups interactions […]

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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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Meet Our Consultants: Hungwah Yu

As an ESC consultant, Hungwah Yu has applied her experience and expertise in academic operations to numerous strategic planning and business planning consulting projects. She attributes her professional managerial experience and ability to work collaboratively with various stakeholders as a major strength she has been able to transfer to nonprofit consulting; additionally, Hungwah notes that […]

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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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