ESC Honors and Gives Thanks to Consultants and Fellows at Virtual Celebration of Service

While the COVID-19 global pandemic prevented the staff, consultants and fellows of Empower Success Corps (ESC) from gathering in-person for the annual Celebration of Service, nearly 100 members of the ESC family participated in a virtual program held via Zoom on June 1st. “We can’t be together in person this year,” said Bonnie Clendenning, Board […]

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ESC’s Journey into Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

by Lynn Post, Interim Director of ESC Consulting and Director of ESC Northern New England ESC’s learning community of consultants, fellows, board members and staff participated in a three-part training series around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in June. About 50 participants were engaged in deep and meaningful conversations on topics such as implicit bias, […]

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Juneteenth Events

On June 19, 1865, about two months after the Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform enslaved African-Americans of their freedom and that the Civil War had ended. General Granger’s announcement put into effect the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been issued more than […]

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Crockford featured on “Higher Ground”

Julie Crockford, ESC’s president, was featured on “Higher Ground,” a public affairs program hosted by Carmen Fields on Boston’s WHDH-TV. Higher Ground Interview Julie Crockford, ESC's president, was featured on "Higher Ground," a public affairs program hosted by Carmen Fields on Boston's WHDH-TV. https://youtu.be/GCa4zHLl7X8 […]

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How the federal stimulus package can help your nonprofit: the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

PPP is a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan that helps small businesses, including nonprofits, keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Who Can Apply This Paycheck Protection Program is for any small business with less than 500 employees (including sole proprietorships, independent contractors and self-employed persons), private nonprofit organization or 501(c)(19) veterans organizations affected by coronavirus/COVID-19. […]

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ESC COVID-19 Update

As circumstances are changing on a daily basis, we want to update you on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our number one priority is the health and safety of our staff, consultants, fellows, volunteers and clients. To that end, we are following federal and state guidelines and recommending practicing social distancing in order to […]

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The Importance of Good Governance

The practice of governance is hard to define, but easy to understand when it isn’t working. Simply put, governance is how a nonprofit organization conducts itself – how it provides strategic direction, how it makes policy and strategy decisions, how it monitors performance, and how it ensures accountability. Good governance requires pragmatic and compliant policies […]

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ESC Consulting Projects and Fellowships, August to October 2019

Business Planning Maverick Landing Community Services John Blakeney (lead) and Mark Zuroff —————————— Executive Coaching Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, MA Deb Doroni Physician Health Services, Inc., Waltham, MA Jude Kidd —————————— Facilitation Addgene, Watertown, MA Mike Stauff (lead), Charlie Arsenault, and Elizabeth Boyles Safe Roads Alliance, Medford, MA John Woodward Facilitation and Governance Yankee […]

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Program and Marketing Coordinator

The Program and Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for providing support to ESC’s Vice President, who oversees the volunteer Consulting Program. This position will also provide support to ESC’s other programs (i.e., Encore Fellowships, Discovery, and Institute). The right candidate to join ESC in the role of Program and Marketing Coordinator is someone with passion […]

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