What is ESC?
The Executive Service Corps is a program of the Bayer Center that uses the skills of experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated volunteer professionals to help nonprofits design targeted solutions to their challenges and opportunities, including BoardsWork! facilitation and Skills-Based Volunteering project management.
All of our volunteers are committed to nonprofit success and value the challenging, indispensable work of the sector. Whether currently working or retired, all volunteers are experienced and are trained to work alongside nonprofits of any size. They have held such positions as:
- CEO, FISA Foundation
- Director of Human Resources, Westinghouse
- Vice President of Corporate Planning, ALCOA
- CFO of Community College of Allegheny County
- Manager of Information Technology, PPG Industries
- President, SYSCO Foods International, Pittsburgh
ESC has helped local nonprofits:
- Implement a performance-pay structure
- Streamline their fiscal operations for more effective financial management
- Receive $6 million in state funding through a business plan
- Develop a county-wide marketing plan
- Train over 40 supervisors to be more effective leaders
- Help a successful community program with a new strategic plan
…as well as assisting groups considering forming a nonprofit.
Project Engagement Fees
Fees are based on the scope of the project and are designed to be affordable to smaller organizations with contracts ranging from one-time engagements to six-month processes. Contracts sometimes involve Bayer Center staff and an ESC volunteer.
Contact Bayer Center staff members Yvonne Van Haitsma at firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan Loucks at email@example.com to ask about how your nonprofit can benefit from ESC consulting.
“Wonderful to not only have subject matter experts in HR, legal, etc., but kind-hearted people that are willing to share their time and talent to make your organization and the nonprofit sector better.”
-Chris Cooke, Director, PULSE