I see nonprofits weaving the fabric of our communities together day in and day out. If you lead or support a nonprofit, you see that too. In fact, I bet you can't imagine a world without nonprofits, let alone without immigrants or women!
Whether matching a mentor to a fifth grader or finding housing for a homeless family, teaching English to immigrants or advocating for their civil rights, saving trees or saving whales, every nonprofit needs trusted advisors, new ways to attract supporters and reward dedicated staff, and tools to tell the story.  ESC can help nonprofits of any size, type, or stripe meet those challenges.
This newsletter showcases opportunities to make doing good easier:
ESC helps sister nonprofits address the issues that confront them and to prosper even when the going gets tough.  Together we will keep building communities where one and all can live, work, play, and prosper. 

Julie Crockford,  Executive Director
617-357-5550 |  jcrockford@escne.org
PS:  If you haven't added your name to the federal Johnson Amendment anti-repeal efforts, sign on  here  . The Johnson Amendment protects nonprofit organizations from pressure to endorse political candidates and positions. 
Executive Support Group 
Are you a nonprofit CEO or do you know one who could use a support group?  NET

The Nonprofit Executive RoundTable (NET) i s 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. With in the consistent community of peers (maximum 10), chief executives openly present issues of concern and get support from peers who have experience successfully resolving similar issues. Thanks to a grant from Eastern Bank, the fee can be discounted through scholarships. Learn more here and contact Julie Crockford with questions at jcrockford@escne.org or (617) 357-5550.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 1:30-3:00 p.m.Webinar

Encore Boston Network and its partners - ReServe and ESC of New England are pleased to announce a webinar to help your mission. This is being brought to you thanks to the support of the Boston Foundation. The webinar is part of our work to share learning about and options for building capacity in non-profits in the New England area by engaging adults 50+. Learn more and register here.
Essex County Community Foundation
2017 Institute for Trustees 
Credit: Essex County Community Foundation.

As a nonprofit board member or executive director, you know how important it is to keep up with the constantly evolving nonprofit sector. At Essex County Community Foundation's Institute for Trustees - the region's premier conference for nonprofit leaders - you'll gain advice and insight from experts in the field that will help keep you up-to-date on governance, management, strategic planning and more. Learn more and register here.
Eastern Bank 2017 Targeted Grant Category: Supporting Immigrants in Our CommunitiesGrant

Through this year's Targeted Grant program Eastern Bank intends to support organizations in eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire supporting immigrants and their families in search of their American dream. The needs are great and varied. Applications are due April 18, 2017. Learn more here.
Concept Paper Application
Massachusetts Service Alliance has released a brief concept paper application to support AmeriCorps programs that seek to reduce and/or prevent prescription drug and opioid abuse.  AmeriCorps

Applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP but no later than Ap ril 7, 2017.  Learn more here.
Looking for more info on nonprofit events?
Mission-Based Massachusetts is an email distribution list for people who care about nonprofit, philanthropic, educational, community-based, grassroots, socially responsible, and other mission-oriented organizations in the Bay State.

It is a moderated, flame-free email distribution list that is open to anyone who is interested in the topic and willing to adhere to the basic principles of civil discourse.

The name of the group was chosen to encourage inclusion of persons from all sectors and demographic categories, rather than just nonprofit and philanthropic professionals.

To send a message to all members of the group, simply prepare a plain text email, and send it to this address: mbm@missionbasedmassachusetts.net
ESC in the News! 
ESC was featured in the February 2017 print and web edition of  Kiplinger's Retirement Report ! An ESC Consultant and ESC Encore Fellow spoke to the benefits of  engaging with mission-driven work as an encore career. 

Says ESC Encore Fellow Jonathan Reuman, "I'm at a point in my life where my goal is to pay more attention to my family and myself and contribute to my church and community"

Read the full article here .
Recent ESC Consulting Engagements
Charles River Conservancy| Cambridge, MA
CoreNet Global | New England
Rhode Island Medical Society Foundation  | Providence, RI
Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services| Providence, RI
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