Empower Success Corps and Executive Service Corps of Northern New England (ESC of NNE) are joining forces to offer an expanded array of services in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. Empower Success Corps has acquired ESC of NNE and will operate under the Empower Success Corps name. The acquisition continues Empower Success Corps’ expansion and rebranding efforts. In recent years, Empower Success Corps became an Encore Fellowships program operator, added programming for individuals in transition by acquiring Discovering What’s Next and rebranded under the Empower Success Corps name.

Launched in the early 1980s, Empower Success Corps has helped nonprofits in the greater Boston area build capacity through consulting, talent-matching, and professional development programs. Services are provided by experienced volunteer professionals at a highly affordable rate. With the merger, nonprofits and public agencies across New England will have access to Empower Success Corps resources including:

  • ESC Consulting, offering expertise to help nonprofits face both opportunities and challenges and reach their goals, using an approach that is flexible, collaborative, caring and affordable.
  • ESC Fellowships, matching experienced talent with nonprofits that need temporary resources —to achieve high impact projects—through a rigorous process that enables successful implementation.
  • ESC Institute, preparing nonprofit professionals for the future through workshops and nonprofit executive roundtables that offer up-to-date thinking combined with real-world experience to ensure knowledge sharing that can be put to real use.
  • ESC Discovery, offering workshops to help 50+ year olds who are transitioning from their primary careers and want to find their next fulfilling work/life opportunity.

“This acquisition is an exciting opportunity for strategic growth. As a result, we will be able to pool resources, expand services, and help nonprofits across all of New England operate more effectively to meet the needs of their communities,” said Julie Crockford, Executive Director of Empower Success Corps.

Since 1999, ESC of NNE has been working with nonprofit organizations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to improve their effectiveness by providing affordable management consulting. Their experienced professionals volunteer their time and expertise to provide capacity building solutions to help nonprofits grow.

Lynn Post, Vice Chair of the ESC of NNE board, said, “Nonprofits in NH, ME and VT will benefit from expanded services, more consulting resources, and the support of a large, vibrant organization with a shared mission. Our volunteer consultants gain access to expanded project and training opportunities. Our consultants will continue working with northern New England nonprofit clients, plus we’ll be able to serve more nonprofits and grow our roster of consultants.” Lynn will serve as Interim Director of the Empower Success Corps NNE office.

In the new organization, the NNE office will be responsible for business development, client support, and volunteer recruitment and management in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. The main office of Empower Success Corps in Boston will be responsible for consultant training and operations including bookkeeping, contract administration, customer relationship management and communications. This structure will increase efficiencies and expand services and opportunities for both clients and consultants. David Ellis and Maggie Ford, formerly of the ESC of NNE board, have been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of Empower Success Corps. The expanded programming will serve more than 100 nonprofit organizations throughout New England each year.

For more information, contact Executive Director Julie Crockford

Published July 25, 2018