Customized Leadership Cohort Programs


Go beyond “checkbook philanthropy” to deepen your relationship with your grantees or constituents
Expand your community impact by providing nonprofits with a value-added experience
Increase your grantmaking effectiveness by bringing targeted coaching and training to select nonprofits, strengthening their ability to achieve their grant objectives and goals
Build a cohort of nonprofits aligned with your priorities — e.g., that share a similar mission, are based in a common geographic area or have a shared area of need
Create more confident, resilient and connected nonprofit leaders

Our Approach

A completely tailored, high quality training and coaching experience for selected groups of nonprofits. Highly-skilled, dedicated ESC consultants, drawn from our corps of 100+ executive-level volunteers, lead dynamic training sessions with program participants. They serve as thought partners and are also available for personal, one-on-one coaching throughout the duration of the program.

5 training sessions over the course of 9 months
2 consultants to provide facilitation, instruction, coaching and a forum for peer learning
Recruitment managed by ESC staff to identify participants based on the funder’s priority mission area
Curriculum tailored to the participants based on a needs assessment survey performed by ESC staff
Access to one-on-one coaching from consultants between training sessions
Professional support by ESC’s staff to oversee and administer the cohort, including program and materials development and logistics

Contact Us

Transformative coaching and consulting for nonprofits and the communities they serve.
Meghan Maloney

Director, Volunteers and Cohort Programs