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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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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Use Storytelling to Report Nonprofit Outcomes

Nonprofit leaders may tend to associate storytelling with marketing efforts, but creating a narrative for your organization is equally helpful in outcomes measurement for nonprofits. ESC Consultant Barry Seltser breaks down what an organization’s story should include, and how nonprofit leaders can collect the necessary information to build an effective narrative for reporting outcomes. Whether you are […]

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How to Make Nonprofit Content Stick on Social Media

  Some nonprofits are in a better position than others to create compelling content, especially in social media marketing. For instance, the number one tip we come across is to post compelling photos, but let’s explore that for a moment:  how can a nonprofit offering management consulting services compete with another working to find homes […]

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Meet the ESC Consultants: Sue Ogle

  One of ESC’s greatest assets is our ability to offer internal workshops and trainings to clients as part of any consulting project. Our trainings have proven to increase productivity among staff, build communications skills within boards, and strengthened executive teams at nonprofits of all sizes. We owe a great deal of our ability to […]

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5 Tips for Emergency Succession Planning

In nonprofit management, succession planning is an absolute necessity. Executive transition—no matter how long a leader holds his or her title—is inevitable over time. In her Succession Planning workshop, ESC Consultant Sue Ogle teaches that board members must be mindful of the possibility: What would happen if our Executive Director was not available to work […]

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Nonprofit Marketing Tips: Selecting a Messaging Category

In marketing for nonprofits, the Messaging process consists of four key areas: Defining Your Target Audience, Selecting a Category, Creating Differentiation, and Constructing Reasons to Believe. The second phase, Selecting a Category, may seem like a simple task, but, according to ESC consultants Marjorie Bauer and Debra Yanofsky, there is a great deal of deliberation […]

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Establishing Mission Priorities in Nonprofit Financial Planning

From an operational perspective, establishing mission priorities within a nonprofit—while often associated with Marketing, Strategic Planning or other more ambiguous components of organizational development—is central to the financial stability of an NPO and should be a key part of any Financial Planning project. ESC has developed this particular strategy to help nonprofit leaders define those […]

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