News You Can Use: August 2017

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 Almost 1 in 4 women in the U.S. labor force are age 55+.

"Since 2000, the share of women 55 years and older increased from 12.6% of the women's labor force in 2000 to 22.2% in 2015. Their share is projected to grow to 25.3% of the women's labor force in 2024," according to a 2017 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics ( Source ).
“As nonprofits look to fill roles in their organizations, older adults are a growing pool of experienced talent looking for ways to contribute meaningfully to their communities,” says ESC Executive Director Julie Crockford. ESC can connect your organization to professionals who may be just right for your needs. Contact Donna Morelle, Director of Encore Fellowships at (617) 357-5550. 
Save your seat at the Nonprofit Executive RoundTable (NET)
Are you a nonprofit CEO or do you know one who could use a peer support group? We have room for three more leaders in the group that begins meeting September 12, 2017.

NET is a confidential forum for nonprofit chief executives to share challenges and get constructive, real-time feedback from smart, connected leaders outside their organizations who understand the unique challenges of the job. 

The professionally facilitated breakfast meetings will take place the second Tuesday of the month beginning in September from 8:30 -10:30 AM downtown at 176 Federal Street, Boston, easily accessible by public transportation

Thanks to a grant from Eastern Bank, the fee can be discounted through need-based scholarships.  Learn more here and contact Julie Crockford with questions at or (617) 357-5550.
On the blog

Is Twitter right for your organization?

It is important for nonprofits to pick and choose which platforms will work best for them and invest time and energy to develop strategies that will allow them to achieve maximum benefit.

Read more  on the blog .

Building Your Nonprofit Board

How to find Board members perfect for your organization without holding out for the “perfect” candidate or taking in anyone that expresses interest.

Read more  on the blog .

What We're Reading
Nonprofits’ future cloudy as their Beacon Street home is sold, The Boston Globe

For groups that operate on “love and duct tape,” a big increase in the budget for rent could mean someone’s job. Among the many other nonprofits that call 14 Beacon Street home are Jane Doe, Inc.,  Community Change Inc., and the Museum of African American History.

Nonprofits Can Write Legislation—and Should! Here’s How, Nonprofit Quarterly

Can a nonprofit write legislation? Yes. And there are times when you should. Read on to see how others do this effectively.

Scam artists are everywhere, even purporting to help their favorite charity. Read this cautionary tale, and if you don’t have a gift acceptance policy, now is a good time to add one. We can help.

"It’s not just about being present for the kids. It’s about having the audacity to fight for them: to fight for the opportunities they deserve, to make sure people know they are not invisible"
35th Anniversary Celebration
October 11, 2017
ESC will celebrate our nonprofit partners and launch our new name. 

Date:  Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time:  6 - 9 PM
Location:  Larz Anderson Auto Museum
15 Newton Street
Brookline, MA 02445

Special Guest:  Brian McGrory accepting the ESC Corporate Citizenship Award for  The Boston Globe.

Full evite with ticket information to follow.

New ESC Consulting Projects

Jamestown Philomenian Library
North Shore Alliance of GLBT Youth (nAGLY)
Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Riding Center
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