What We Do

At ESC, our team of 100+ highly-trained, executive level consultants dedicate their time, knowledge and expertise to help our nonprofit clients succeed. Our consultants partner closely with our clients, providing a consistently high level of service and devoting the necessary time to achieve results – and ensure lasting impact.

 

Our volunteers undergo an extensive vetting process and – if selected to become part of our consultant corps — receive rigorous training in nonprofit best practices and strategies. They are then carefully matched on each new project, connecting each consultant’s skills and approach with the individual needs and organizational culture of the client.

Our Programs

Institutes and Programs

Click on one of the categories below for detailed information.

Executive Directors Leadership Institute (EDLI)

Janet McIntyre

Vice President of Programs and Training

(213) 613-9103 x20

Executive Directors Leadership Institute (EDLI)

Institutes and Programs

Our Executive Directors Leadership Institute (EDLI) is a 12-month program designed to help both new and experienced Executive Directors improved their leadership, strengthen their network and guide their organizations toward long-term sustainability and effectiveness. To learn more about EDLI, click here.

Developing Development Program (DDP)

Janet McIntyre

Vice President of Programs and Training

(213) 613-9103 x20

Developing Development Program (DDP)

Institutes and Programs

Developing Development Program (DDP) is a comprehensive 12-month program designed to help organizations build the tools and strategies they need to raise more money and deepen their impact in the community. To learn more about DDP, click here.

Customized Leadership Cohort Programs

Felicity Palmer

Director of Development and Communications

(213) 613-9103 x14
fpalmer@escsc.org

Customized Leadership Cohort Programs

Institutes and Programs

Through our Customized Leadership Cohort Programs, ESC works with partners – including foundations, corporations and community leaders – to increase their impact on the organizations and areas of need they care about most. To learn more about ESC’s Customized Leadership Cohort Programs, click here.

Consulting Services

Click on one of the services below to see detailed information.

Strategic Planning

Vicky Foxworth

Vice President of Organizational Consulting

(213) 613-9103 x13

Strategic Planning

Consulting Services

ESC guides our nonprofit clients through an intensive strategic planning process that helps them define or confirm their vision, mission and values and helps them identify both short- and long-term goals to better fulfill their missions. Our consultants assist our clients in creating tangible action items and provide critical guidance and input during the implementation process. To learn more about ESC’s Strategic Planning services, click here.

Board Development

Vicky Foxworth

Vice President of Organizational Consulting

(213) 613-9103 x13

Board Development

Consulting Services

Our consultants help nonprofit boards better understand and fulfill their governance responsibilities. We work closely with board and staff leadership to clarify board roles and responsibilities, and strengthen board contributions to recruitment, oversight, planning, fundraising and overall organizational and leadership development. To learn more about ESC’s Board Development services, click here.

Leadership Coaching

Vicky Foxworth

Vice President of Organizational Consulting

(213) 613-9103 x13

Leadership Coaching

Consulting Services

ESC provides one-on-one leadership coaching for nonprofit executive, staff and board leaders. Our consultants serve as coaches and guides to assist our clients in strategizing about specific management challenges, building their leadership skills and improving organizational effectiveness. To learn more about ESC’s Leadership Coaching services, click here.

Fund Development

Vicky Foxworth

Vice President of Organizational Consulting

(213) 613-9103 x13

Fund Development

Consulting Services

Our consultants engage our clients to build an effective, team-based fund development culture across their organizations. We help develop robust individual giving strategies that are responsive to our clients’ unique needs, mission and vision. To learn more about ESC’s Fund Development services, click here.

Organizational Assessment

Vicky Foxworth

Vice President of Organizational Consulting

(213) 613-9103 x13

Organizational Assessment

Consulting Services

ESC provides a comprehensive review of our clients’ effectiveness and needs. Our consultants engage deeply with the organization and its stakeholders to develop key recommendations for further action and impact. To learn more about ESC’s Organizational Assessment services, click here.
Retreat Facilitation

Vicky Foxworth

Vice President of Organizational Consulting

(213) 613-9103 x13

Retreat Facilitation

Consulting Services

Our consultants design and facilitate retreats for nonprofit boards, executive teams and staff members. We assist in clarifying goals, discussion topics and objectives to encourage full group participation and collaboration to meet specific outcomes.
Customized Consulting

Vicky Foxworth

Vice President of Organizational Consulting

(213) 613-9103 x13

Customized Consulting

Consulting Services

For clients with unique needs, we provide customized consultations to address organizational priorities not covered by our usual service areas. Our consultants provide critical feedback and assist in the development of implementation strategies in areas such as financial oversight, human resources, volunteer management, program evaluation and competitive analysis.

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