News You Can Use: July 2017
Save your seat at the Nonprofit Executive RoundTable
Are you a nonprofit CEO or do you know one who could use a peer support group? 

The Nonprofit Executive RoundTable (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 September 12, 2017 from 8:30 -10:30 AM in Downtown 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
Setting Nonprofit Board Term Limits
The number one problem with nonprofit boards is a failure to have, or enforce, term limits. Good board members are hard to find, and feel impossible to replace. Recruitment is time consuming and often frustrating. It’s an easy responsibility to shirk, however not setting term limits can cause lots of problems. 

Read more  on the blog .
Combating Survey Fatigue
Survey Fatigue can result in lower response rates or low completion rates, which in turn yields data of poor quality, defeating the purpose of the survey in the first place.  How then, do we collect this vital information from clients, donors, visitors, and patients? 

Read more  on the blog .

How ESC Can Help
ESC is a resource to nonprofits and a partner to philanthropy. Whether an organization has an opportunity or is confronting a crisis, ESC Consulting has a pool of 150 consultants with the knowledge and expertise to help you address the issue successfully. In addition, when an organization needs to fill a transition or temporary position, ESC Fellowships is a talent-matching resource with a roster of over 100 skilled professionals. Call us at 617-357-5550 or email to learn how ESC can help.
What We're Reading

An incredible op-ed by ESC Client Dr. Nina Dudnik,  founder and CEO of Seeding Labs . Taking us into the story of growing her own organization, Nina shares that this new plan could be the end of entrepreneurship  in the U.S.

One relief organization found that people were more likely to donate to victims of the 2011 Japanese tsunami than to those fleeing the war in Syria.

Are you a development professional looking to be a “gifts wizard?” Look no further than this how-to piece by  GuideStar .

Problem Boards or Board Problem? Nonprofit Quarterly
An in depth look into approaching governance issues and instilling purpose in your Board members work.
35th Anniversary Celebration
October 11, 2017
Please save the date and plan to join us to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of ESC.

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.
ESC-US 2017 National Conference
As a member of the ESC-US Affiliate network, ESC is proud to host this year's annual ESC-US Conference, October 12-14. We are excited to discuss how to continue to help nonprofits nationwide and show our sister ESCs around the City of Boston.
New ESC Consulting Projects

Beacon Hill Civic Association  
Mystic & Noank Library
Piers Park Sailing Center
Rhode Island Library Association
School the World
Science Club for Girls
New ESC Fellowships

The Art Connection
Interim Executive Director

Quincy Asian Resources, Inc.
Human Resources Fellow
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