Consultant FAQs

+ What qualities do you look for in an ESC consultant?

Our clients tell us the most valuable qualities in our consultants include:

  • Strong listening skills
  • Good people-reading sense
  • Understanding of the nonprofit sector
  • Trust
  • Commitment to social justice
  • Adaptability
  • Resourcefulness and creativity
  • Basic technology skills and comfort level
+ How do ESC consultants work with your nonprofit clients?

ESC consultants typically take on nonprofit assignments in teams of two to four. We designate a lead consultant or project manager to manage the client relationship, execute the work plan, and oversee team responsibilities. The role of individual team members vary based on your expertise and the goals of the assignment but often include interviewing, listening, facilitating, and knowledge sharing.

+ What can I expect from ESC?
  • Satisfaction of contributing to nonprofit causes
  • Making valuable connections with nonprofits and peers
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth
+ What is the project assignment process?

ESC works carefully to place you on project assignments that match your experience, interests, availability, and geography. New consultants getting up to speed are usually assigned to teams with more experienced ESC consultants. We’ll typically add to your responsibilities gradually as you gain more experience on project assignments and through training.

+ What can ESC expect from me?
  • Commitment to ESC and your nonprofit assignments
  • Willingness to share relevant personal and professional experience
  • Partnership that enhances ESC and the capabilities of our nonprofit clients