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ESC of New England, Inc (Executive Service Corps of New England)

 176 Federal Street, Suite 5-C
 Boston, MA 02110
[P] (617) 357-5550
[F] --
http://www.escne.org
info@escne.org
Julie Crockford
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INCORPORATED: 1982
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 22-2815597

LAST UPDATED: 09/21/2017
Organization DBA ESC of New England
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

ESC's mission is to enhance the overall impact of the nonprofit community by enabling organizations to operate more effectively to meet the needs of their constituencies.  ESC accomplishes this through the provision of high-quality, high-impact, affordable management consulting and related services by senior level executives and professionals from the private, nonprofit, and public sectors who donate their time and expertise.
 
Diversity and Inclusion
ESC is dedicated to promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion where differences are recognized, understood, and appreciated in ways that enable each constituency to create a positive impact within the communities we serve.

Mission Statement

ESC's mission is to enhance the overall impact of the nonprofit community by enabling organizations to operate more effectively to meet the needs of their constituencies.  ESC accomplishes this through the provision of high-quality, high-impact, affordable management consulting and related services by senior level executives and professionals from the private, nonprofit, and public sectors who donate their time and expertise.
 
Diversity and Inclusion
ESC is dedicated to promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion where differences are recognized, understood, and appreciated in ways that enable each constituency to create a positive impact within the communities we serve.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Oct 01, 2014 to Sept 30, 2015
Projected Income $3,264,175.00
Projected Expense $3,534,361.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Consulting Services
  • Discovering Whats Next (DWN)
  • Encore Boston Network (EBN)
  • Encore Fellowships

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

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Overview

Mission Statement

ESC's mission is to enhance the overall impact of the nonprofit community by enabling organizations to operate more effectively to meet the needs of their constituencies.  ESC accomplishes this through the provision of high-quality, high-impact, affordable management consulting and related services by senior level executives and professionals from the private, nonprofit, and public sectors who donate their time and expertise.
 
Diversity and Inclusion
ESC is dedicated to promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion where differences are recognized, understood, and appreciated in ways that enable each constituency to create a positive impact within the communities we serve.

Background Statement

ESC’s mission is to enhance the overall impact of the nonprofit community by enabling organizations to operate more effectively to meet the needs of their constituencies.  ESC accomplishes this mission by providing management consulting and capacity-building services exclusively to nonprofits throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Since our inception 33 years ago, ESC consultants, volunteer professionals who donate their time, knowledge, and expertise to the betterment of their communities, have assisted 2,000 local nonprofits with the creation and implementation of successful strategies for immediate and long-term sustainability, and enhanced impact. ESC conducts approximately 100 consulting engagements each year, with nearly half of our clients asking ESC for a follow on project.  In the past three years, 94% of the organizations we worked with believed that the services rendered would produce immediate and sustainable impact. 

 

The cornerstone of ESC’s success rests with its consultants, an impressive cadre of professionals from the private, nonprofit and public sectors who donated nearly 14,000 hours of their time last year to area nonprofits. These experienced senior level executives combine expertise, skill, passion for excellence and strong desire to serve the community with rigorous professional development to deliver cutting-edge consulting services to ESC’s clients. Our unique team approach to consulting allows us to offer our clients a team of 2-4 consultants whose combined skills and sector experience closely match their needs. In addition, the project team has access to all of ESC’s consultants as resources to be utilized on the project as needed.
Encore Fellows (a national program, operated regionally by ESC) provide nonprofits with a new source of talent for high impact project work or undertaking a role in a functional area or as interim executive. They provide a minimum of 1000  hours of service in a year to a single nonprofit for an affordable stipend.
Boston-based and primarily serving the Greater Boston area, ESC maintains a four-tiered structure comprised of a Board of Directors, an Advisory Board, volunteers and staff all of whom play a critical role in planning and development.

 


Impact Statement

 

 Accomplishments

- Provided management consulting services to 100 nonprofits
- Facilitated practical workshops on timely topics for over 1,000 nonprofit leaders
- Engaged 160 Volunteer Consultants who provided nearly 14,000 hours of services to strengthening the nonprofit community through the delivery of capacity-building services
 
Goals
 
- Greater diversity in our consultant pool
- Expansion of consulting services to reach more nonprofits
- Enhance ESC's internal and external professional development programs

 


Needs Statement

ESC has four areas of need:  financial donations, highly skilled volunteers to serve as Consultants, Workshop Presenters,  ESC Board Members; post-primary career professionals who want to transition to high impact-nonprofit work as Encore Fellows; and referrals of ESC’s services to the benefit of other nonprofits. 
ESC consultants are volunteers. Contributions to ESC sustain the proper support system: recruitment, professional development, oversight and evaluation, leveraging the skills and expertise of more than150 volunteers to provide expert guidance to 100 agencies and practical workshops to 1,000 nonprofit leaders each year.  A donation to ESC has a multiplied impact: helping to sustain our capacity-building and management consulting infrastructure (volunteer recruitment, training, placement and oversight) that assists nonprofits to become more effective in service delivery to countless individuals and families, often those most in need in our communities, who are the ultimate beneficiaries of our work.   There are several ways to serve the nonprofit sector through ESC: as a skilled, experienced professional in an Encore Fellowship or nonprofit Consulting engagement; tell a nonprofit about ESC’s programs and services; and/or make a donation.
ESC welcomes your inquiry about our work creating sustainable impact for nonprofits and making an important difference in the quality of life in our communities.

 

 


CEO Statement

 

ESC of New England is a charitable nonprofit management consulting organization that offers its high quality and affordable services exclusively to other nonprofits though a unique business model: executives and professionals with senior level experience who donate their time, knowledge, and expertise for the betterment of their communities.   ESC has the resources to provide the overall skill enhancement and additional in-depth individual guidance so-needed by nonprofits as leaders confront the increased demand for services and diminishing resources that have been the product of these difficult economic times. ESC’s volunteer consultants bring knowledge, experience, passion and compassion to every consulting engagement. Nearly 70% of ESC’s consultants have been volunteering with our organization for five years, and 20% have been with ESC for more than 10 years—a testament to both the commitment of the professionals who volunteer with us, and the rewarding experience ESC provides including a comprehensive ongoing peer based professional development programs.
 
In addition to consulting, ESC offers practical workshops on a variety of timely topics to executive directors and senior staff, and provided more than 1,000 nonprofit leaders with best from attending these workshops in the past year. 
 
This past year ESC significantly expanded into the encore arena: becoming the exclusive regional operator of the national Encore Fellowships Program and incorporating as a new program Discovering What’s Next (DWN)—providing programs and resources to post primary career professionals exploring engagement in the social sector.   ESC became the fiscal sponsor for Encore Boston Network, and ESC’s CEO joined its Board.  
 
An investment in ESC is an investment towards meeting the needs of nonprofits, and an important investment in helping those who are among the neediest in our local communities, who are the ultimate beneficiaries.

 


Board Chair Statement

I have been with ESC since 2003, both as a volunteer consultant and now as also its board chair. I believe firmly in the mission of the organization and, as a volunteer consultant, have been gratified to work with nonprofits that are deeply committed to helping those whom they serve in the best way possible, despite limited resources. I have seen first hand the difference that our caring, competent, experienced, and knowledgeable volunteer consultants have made. I have led teams of volunteer consultants in strategic planning projects for agencies focused on human services, historic preservation, human rights, and environment quality. I am pleased to be able to continue to use my professional expertise as the former Chief Operating Officer for  a major international energy consulting and engineering firm to help the  nonprofit community.


Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Greater Boston Region-All Neighborhoods
Metrowest Region
Northeast Massachusetts Region
Southeast Massachusetts Region
Cape and Islands Region
ESC works with the nonprofit community on a variety of issues ranging from board development to strategic planning in Boston, Eastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and Rhode Island.

Organization Categories

  1. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C.
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Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

Under Development

Programs

Consulting Services

ESC offers: 1) Consulting services in Board Development, Strategic Planning, Financial Management, Revenue Generation, Related Business Development, Human Resources Management, Marketing, Executive Coaching, Seminar and Retreat Services
Budget  --
Category  None of the above
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success       
Program Long-Term Success  Provided management consulting services to over 100 nonprofit organizations.
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success     

Discovering Whats Next (DWN)

DWN inspires a new way of thinking about engagement in the social sector through personal discovery, peer support, focused resources, and events. These programs provide increased opportunities for adults at mid-life and beyond with the goal of providing more substantial and long-lasting impact on the nonprofit sector through meaningful engagement.
Budget  --
Category  None of the above
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Program Short-Term Success    
Program Long-Term Success    
Program Success Monitored By    
Examples of Program Success    

Encore Boston Network (EBN)

The Encore Boston Network (EBN) is an unincorporated network of 50 agencies and individuals who have chosen to work together to catalyze the adoption of encore work as a social norm in Greater Boston and amplifying their collective impact in our community.
Budget  --
Category  Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other
Population Served Adults
Program Short-Term Success      
Program Long-Term Success     
Program Success Monitored By      
Examples of Program Success      

Encore Fellowships

The Encore Fellowship Program (EFP) matches nonprofits in need of senior-level human resource talent with experienced professionals post primary career looking to transition their skills to the nonprofit sector – likely in a staff position. Fellows move through an application process, training program and placement as a cohort. They work on a 6-month full-time or 12-month part-time basis and receive a stipend. Nonprofits leverage the experience and commitment of Fellows to improve their organizations; the program increases the rich pipeline of senior-level nonprofit leaders and provides a new source for individuals to employ their skills while receiving some compensation.​
Budget  --
Category  None of the above
Population Served At-Risk Populations Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Program Short-Term Success    
Program Long-Term Success       
Program Success Monitored By     
Examples of Program Success    

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Julie Crockford
CEO Term Start Jan 2016
CEO Email info@escne.org
CEO Experience --
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ulea Grace Lago Interim Director of Consulting Ms. Lago is a veteran community organizer with over 14 years experience working with non-profit organizations and community groups. She is the former director of the Truth and Reconciliation Project in Nashville, TN, a grassroots nonprofit organized around issues of food security and cultural diversity. She has helped direct a community partnership and service learning program at Sarah Lawrence College and organized political action-related educational panels and forums at Vanderbilt University. In Boston, she has consulted on structure and strategy issues for non-profit organizations working in HIV/AIDS support services and in educational enrichment for under-served urban teens. She earned a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, and a Masters of Divinity and a Law Degree from Vanderbilt University.pasting

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 4
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 160
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 5
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 5
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Bill Huss Ph.D.
Board Chair Company Affiliation CEO, Xenergy Inc.
Board Chair Term Apr 2012 - Apr 2016
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Carlos Bernal Bernal Marketing Communications Voting
Mr. Ashok Boghani Retired Consultant Voting
Mr. Doug Dickson Retired --
Ms. Molly Downer First Republic Bank Voting
Mr. Ken Fischer Boston Financial Management Voting
Ms. Patricia Hurley FMR LLC Voting
Mr. Bill Huss Ph.D. CEO, Xenergy, Inc. (Ret.) Voting
Mr. Andy Littleford John Hancock Insurance Voting
Mr. Christopher Malone Boston Consulting Group Voting
Ms. Barbara Michaelsen Santander Bank Voting
Ms. Joann M. Montepare Ph.D. Lasell College Voting
Mr. Miles Robinson Consenta, LLC Voting
Mr. Jack Smith Community Volunteer Voting
Ms. Wendy A. Weiss CEO, Hot Flash Financial Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. William J. Allen Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Brown University Voting
Mr. Joel Aronson CPA Vice President, Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co. Voting
Mr. Jeffrey Bayard VP, Healthcare & Not-for-Profit Group, TD BankNorth Voting
Ms. Barbara Breen CPA Director, Non-Profit Client Initiatives, Accounting Management Solutions, Inc. Voting
Ms. Linda Chin President, Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence Voting
Mr. Barry Dym Ph.D. Executive Director, Institute for Nonprofit Management & Leadership, BU School of Management Voting
Mr. Andrew Graff President & CEO, Allen & Gerritsen Voting
Rev. Patricia Handloss Associate Vicar, Old North Church Voting
Mr. M. David Lee FAIA VP, Stull and Lee Inc. Architects & Planners Voting
Mr. John Linehan President & CEO, Zoo New England (Franklin Park Zoo--Stone Zoo) Voting
Ms. Andrea M. Martinez Investor Relations Manager, New Profit, Inc. Voting
Ms. Marion L. Nierintz Non-Profit Management Consultant Voting
Ms. Carolyn M. Osteen Esq. Attorney, Ropes & Gray, LLP (Ret.) Voting
Ms. Laura Perille Executive Director, EdVestors Voting
Mr. Kenneth R. Rossano Consultant, Korn/Ferry International Voting
Mr. Stuart H. Sadick Partner, Heidrick & Struggles Voting
Ms. Patricia D. Smith Senior Vice President, New Directions Voting
Ms. Laura Swanson Chief Operating Officer, Enterprise Center at Salem State University Voting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 12
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 6
Male: 9
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Board Governance
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Finance

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Fiscal Year Oct 01, 2014 to Sept 30, 2015
Projected Income $3,264,175.00
Projected Expense $3,534,361.00
Form 990s

2015 990

2014 990

2013 990

2012 990

2011 990

2010 990

2009 990

2008 990

Audit Documents

2015 Audited Financials

2014 Audited Financials

2013 Audited Financials

2012 Audited Financials

2011 Audited Financials

2010 Audited Financials

2009 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Revenue $3,090,494 $3,552,285 $3,100,170
Total Expenses $3,203,378 $3,016,436 $2,937,049

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $266,067 $869,546 $342,866
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $328,150 $213,825 $265,477
Investment Income, Net of Losses $10,884 $74,115 $95,046
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind $2,485,393 $2,394,799 $2,396,781
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Program Expense $2,905,619 $2,716,822 $2,675,362
Administration Expense $234,317 $223,807 $199,504
Fundraising Expense $63,442 $75,807 $62,183
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.96 1.18 1.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses 91% 90% 91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 24% 9% 18%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Assets $1,616,227 $1,728,000 $1,188,033
Current Assets $426,102 $502,817 $539,781
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $60,868 $59,757 $55,639
Total Net Assets $1,555,359 $1,668,243 $1,132,394

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value $511,327.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage(If selected) 5.0%
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 7.00 8.41 9.70

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's audited financials.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.

Impact

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