ESCCO delivers professional management consulting, which moves nonprofits
to greater performance excellence.
Executive Service Corps of Central Oklahoma (ESCCO) provides nonprofits in central Oklahoma with client specific management consulting and executive director coaching. Since 1995, top management professionals, who volunteer their expertise, have assisted over 100 nonprofits, schools and government agencies to improve their business management and operations. Company presidents, CEO’s, business owners, CPAs, bankers, lawyers, software developers and many more professions comprise ESCCO’s team of experienced and accomplished consultants. ESCCO projects have included board development, marketing plans, finance, human resources, technology assistance and many others
ESCCO’s game changing consulting to Central Oklahoma nonprofits has touched thousands of lives through the nonprofits it assists. Nonprofits as diverse as Oklahoma City Public Schools, KIPP, Boys and Girls Club and Jesus House have benefited from an ESCCO management review or executive director coaching.
ESCCO has over 20 years of experience working with nonprofits. ESCCO’s over 100 clients represent all segments of the nonprofit world.
ESCCO has a strong core of seasoned consultants with years of experience in business management. These consultants form teams to provide management reviews. Each team is selected specifically to fit the needs of the nonprofit client. In addition, these consultants live in Oklahoma City and know our community, its quirks, special nuances, culture and vision.
ESCCO prides itself on offering assistance that focuses on the specific management needs of a nonprofit.
Management Review: provides a comprehensive, independent, examination of a nonprofit organization.
Executive Coaching: an opportunity for nonprofit Executive Directors to fine tune their managerial skills by working with a seasoned business professional who can provide an outside perspective.
Organizational Focus Workshop: a structured, facilitated exercise is designed to assist a nonprofit organization to identify and prioritize the most critical issues they face and develop an action plan to address them.
A 2014 ESCCO project, the Oklahoma City Orchestra League will be presented the Award of Excellence from the Volunteer Council of the League of American Orchestras for its project, “You’re Never too Old to Start over – The ESCCO Project.”
ESCCO’s Satisfied Clients
“ESCCO helped my organization become more efficient and effective, not only in serving our clients, but also in building staff, donor and volunteer relationships. These relationships are the lifeblood of any nonprofit and we will be a much stronger organization as a result. The consultants were consummate professionals who understood our needs and provided their wisdom in a gentle yet clear manner. While they had difficult questions to ask, staff members were not threatened by their presence. Their recommendations were helpful and encouraging.
-- Susan Agel, President, Positive Tomorrows.
“My experience with my Executive Coach couldn’t have been better. Our regular meetings were a time for me to take a break from my ongoing work and benefit from discussing strategic questions my Coach asked. It didn’t take long to realize these meetings were a safe place to discuss difficult issues, look at other perspectives, and learn to apply new ideas to my work.”
Pamela S. Cross Cupit, MPH Executive Director Health Alliance for the Uninsured
“United Way of Central Oklahoma believes in the quality of ESCCO’s training so we brought them in for training our Partner Agencies. The information and support ESCCO provides to local nonprofits not only strengthens the individual organization, but it strengthens the entire nonprofit sector. The program is customized to fit each organization and their specific needs. The unique coaching experience allows for Partner Agency Directors to grow personally, while strengthening their organization.”
-- Debby Hampton, President & CEO, United Way of Central Oklahoma
The ripple effects of weakness in one of Oklahoma’s core industries, the energy sector, will bring a year of continued economic uncertainty in the corporate world. In addition, the State continues to have major budget woes with predictions of additional funding cuts to agencies already cut to the core. Both of these economic factors will have major impacts on the nonprofit world. Corporate funding and state contracts will become more competitive. And there will be fewer dollars from these sources.
This will force the nonprofit sector to revise plans, realign partnerships and restructure staff. Agencies without plans and agencies without strong infra-structures will falter. Yet, most small nonprofits are too busy providing services to create the necessary strategy or make changes needed for a healthy survival in this economic climate. ESCCO can help.
Although the cost of ESCCO’s services are very minimal, most nonprofits find even a minimal fee beyond their tight budget. Thus ESCCO seeks underwriting for its products. Donations provide much more than underwriting fees. When ESCCO provides a service to a nonprofit organization, it is not only helping the nonprofit become more efficient, but it is impacting the services that the nonprofit provides to its clients. This truly increases the impact of all donations.
When I retired and returned to Oklahoma City, I was excited to join ESCCO as a consultant and coach. I found both projects to be great opportunities to better our community. ESCCO's income is diversified and stable, our supply of consultants and coaches continues to provide excellent leadership, and our success with projects continues to attract new and repeat clients. When I was approached to interview for the CEO position, I realized it would be a perfect fit. The organization has a strong history of success and making a difference, and I am eager to build on our record.
Having served as an ESCCO consultant and Board member for several years, prior to becoming board chair, I have seen the positive impact ESCCO has on a non-profit. It is very rewarding to work with an organization that impacts so much of our community. From the arts, to the social services to educational institutions, ESCCO’s consultants and coaches are there to help.
ESCCO has been providing support and help to non-profits for 20 years and in that time we have seen a multitude of changes in the ways non-profits do business. With advances in technology, there is closer scrutiny and higher expectations of non-profit business practices. In addition, with greater competition for the charitable dollar, non-profits must be able to articulate their story and demonstrate fiscal responsibility and excellent governance practices. Thus, the work of the ESCCO consultants and coaches is more vital than ever before. We are challenged to expand our group of experts in order to serve even more non-profits in our community. Our board has accepted this challenge and set high goals in order to achieve this. ESCCO has served the Oklahoma City area non-profits for the past 20 years and will do so in the future.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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