BARNUM, a popular circus musical production focused on the life of the great Phineas T. Barnum, became the backdrop for the great work that ESC performs each year for more than 150 nonprofits and public agencies and the millions of men, women, and children who rely on their services. The ESC...

Three ESC volunteers were recently featured in local media sources in recognition of their service to metropolitan Chicago's nonprofit sector. John C. Donaker Jr., Joseph M. Ross and Donnell J. Schwarz were each presented with awards at the 2012 Celebration of Service, an annual event to...

Over 100 ESC volunteer consultants and coaches met for the Annual Meeting of ESC Members. The group elected a new slate of officers and members to the ESC Board of Directors:

Toni Smith, Chair
Partner, Spencer Stuart

Since joining ESC in 2002, Toni has worked with over...

On Thursday, November 8, 2012, ESC hosted our 2012 Celebration of Service - our annual tribute luncheon to our volunteers who lend their time and talent to help metropolitan Chicago nonprofits and the people they serve. 

The excitement in the room was palpable as over 300 ESC volunteers,...

Pictured: Dan Gould is now Associate Director of Alumni Relations at Loyola University Chicago, a position he credits his participation in the Leadership Institute (graduation pictured above) with helping him secure.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently highlighted ESC's Leadership...

The recently released Arts & Economic Prosperity IV study reveals that arts and culture organizations in Chicago and their audiences contribute at least $2.2 billion annually to the Chicago economy, illustrating the economic importance of a strong and vibrant nonprofit sector and...

The Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) features ESC's Interim Executive Director program in a recently released video with Nancy Fuhrman, ESC's Vice President of Consulting & Professional Development. 

Nancy explains that ESC founded the Interim Executive Director program...

Stress on Nonprofits in Harsh Economic Climate The current economic climate continues to put stress on nonprofits of every size and type as they cope with challenges and pressures like never before.    In the recently released 2012 "State of the Sector" study by the Nonprofit Finance Fund,...

ESC has taken our website to the next level, making it more lively, more informative and more interactive. The site has been specially designed to give a comprehensive view of...

In the September/October 2012 edition of Illinois Parks & Recreation, ESC Engagement Manager RJ Young provides an outline effective Board Development in the article ...

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