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ESC Of New England
Last updated on June 30, 2015


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.

We do this by matching highly skilled volunteers with organizations that are seeking expert consulting support.

ESC is a nonprofit that provides management consulting and capacity building services to other nonprofits in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. ESC respects a nonprofit organization’s cause and goals and our affordable management consulting process is designed to reach solutions that create immediate and sustainable impact.

ESC provides affordable, high-quality consulting services in:

-Strategic Planning
-Contingency Planning & Strategic Opportunities
-Business Planning
-Financial Management
-Program Evaluation
-Human Resources Management
-Outcomes Measurement
-Marketing & Branding
-Executive Coaching

As well, ESC provides numerous professional development opportunities for our clients and volunteer consultants. We hold monthly peer learning circles, and host guest speakers to provide our consultants with an opportunity to review case studies, network with one another and hear from experts about emerging trends within the nonprofit sector.

ESC of New England was founded in 1982 by visionaries Ezra Merrill, the former Chairman of HP Hood, and Caleb Loring, the former Managing Director of Fidelity Investments, as a means of helping nonprofits meet their operational challenges and ultimately enhance their impact by providing high quality, affordable consulting services utilizing a new pool of experienced, dedicated, volunteer labor, namely senior level executives and professionals. Over the past 27 years, ESC’s dedicated, passionate and compassionate volunteer consultants have served over 1700 New England nonprofits in education, human services, health care, arts & culture, the environment and more.

Executive Service Corps (ESC) of New England was founded in 1982 by visionaries Caleb Loring, Jr., former Managing Partner of Fidelity and Ezra Merrill, former Chairman of HP Hood to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of nonprofits through consulting services by dedicated pro-bono talent. A successful way in which to leverage the expertise of senior level executives for the benefits of nonprofits in their communities. The model took off immediately with increasing demand for services in the first several years with clients ranging from small-mid size organizations to larger museums, health care facilities and an urban public school system.

With continued growth throughout the last three decades, ESC of New England now has more than 150 expert consultants in its practice and is involved with an average of 100 nonprofit consulting engagements every year in all areas of governance and management for nonprofits in the fields of education, human services, healthcare, the arts, the environment, and many more. Our consultants bring diverse expertise from a variety of professional backgrounds. The nonprofits we work with range from start-ups to large organizations with budgets exceeding $100 million.

In 2007, ESC began its professional development program for nonprofit leaders. In collaboration with corporate and community funders that host ESC programs, our expert presenters provide interactive workshops on a variety of relevant topics. ESC also expanded its executive coaching services to executive directors and board chairs, offering one on one confidential assistance to enhance general management or functional area skills.

In the past year ESC was appointed the regional operator for the national Encore Fellowship Program, launching a new source of talent for nonprofits to benefit from the experience of mid- to late-career professionals pursuing second career opportunities in the social sector. Committed to 1000 hours of service within a year—20 hours per week, or 40 hours per week within six months, Fellows conduct high impact projects or serve as interim executives while receiving a stipend.

Today, ESC serves as a capacity building catalyst that enables nonprofits to enhance service delivery often to those most in need in our local communities. ESC, unlike any other nonprofit consulting organization, can provide both high quality and affordable consulting services to the nonprofit sector because of its unique business model – the provision of consulting services through teams of highly skilled professionals who donate their time and expertise with a committed to the success of every engagement.

Contact person: Ulea Lago, Director Of Consulting, (phone), (email)

 176 Federal Street
Suite 5-C

Boston, MA 02110
This location is handicap accessible
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   Nearest Metro/Subway Stop: South Station,
  Walk distance (in minutes): 1

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Last updated on June 30, 2015

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