Board Development

An effective and engaged board is the cornerstone of a successful nonprofit. Executive Service Corps of Southern California (ESC) consultants guide you through an accessible, comprehensive, no-nonsense process to help you create a dynamic board that provides a firm foundation to achieve your nonprofit’s mission.


Develop board members who are “mission champions”
Create a powerful board culture that lives best practices
Design an effective board structure, free of “gray” areas and role confusion
Foster a commitment to giving among current and future board members

Our Approach

Coaching is central to ESC’s unique approach. Our consultants partner with you and your board development committee in a highly collaborative, customized process that engages your entire board. Board members take ownership of the plan, resulting in heightened commitment — and ensuring long-term success.

Gather and analyze information and insights from board members and other stakeholders
Assess your current board structure and functions
Define clear board roles and responsibilities
Clarify board policies, procedures and bylaws
Identify and recruit the right people to fill gaps and add expertise
Design board member recruitment and orientation processes
Plan for board member succession and leadership continuity

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Transformative coaching and consulting for nonprofits and the communities they serve.
Julia Fischer

Vice President, Client Services