Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Executive Service Corps of Greater Kansas City

  • Kansas City, MO
  • www.esckc.org

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Mission Statement

Helping Greater Kansas City nonprofit organizations to better accomplish their missions by providing high quality management consulting, capacity building, mentoring and project implementation.

Main Programs

  1. Strategic Planning
  2. Leadership Development
  3. Board Development

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Service Areas

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Missouri

ruling year

2000

Principal Officer since 2001

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Ms. Cynthia H. Worthy

Keywords

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consulting organizational development leadership development strategy development

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EIN

43-1870200

 Number

6876444084

Also Known As

ESC

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Management & Technical Assistance (S02)

Leadership Development (W70)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Between 1999 and 2010, ESC has conducted over 200 studies for clients and mentored approximately 90 nonprofit professionals. ESC volunteers have donated more than 22,500 hours to assist nonprofit agencies and conduct internal skills enhancement. We helped create the first Hispanic art gallery in Kansas City. We identified over 200 new jobs for the developmentally disabled. We have identified more than one-half million dollars in cost savings for Kansas City area nonprofits. In total, we have impacted over 15,000 service recipients in our first nine years.

 
In 2008 ESC’s consulting business slowed down due to the recession. While both our traditional consulting business and our leadership development were impacted we still completed significant work for nonprofit clients. ESC was instrumental in developing a business plan for El Centro that included opening a thrift store to augment their income stream. The store opening in the fall of 2009 in Overland Park and is projected add $70,000 of incremental income to the agency annually. ESC also provided service to the Kansas City Art Institute regarding a continuing education center in the Northland. They facility opened its doors in November, 2008. First semester enrollment for the center was ahead of projections. In 2009 we served as interum management for Catherine's Place, a residental facilty for women in substance abuse recovery. We brokered a successful merger of that organization into reDiscover in August 2009.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Strategic Planning

ESC approaches strategy in a unique fashion. Traditionally nonprofit strategies begin by examining the mission statement, and wordsmithing it  to assure it accurately reflects the agency’s work. ESC begins by examining the dynamics of the market. We take an external view of your agency, understanding what you do in the community, who else in the market does what you do? What are your perceived advantages?. This process establishes who your competition is, what your competitive advantage is and who might be collaborative partners. An effective strategy is more than a list of what you want to accomplish. It must be based on a clear understanding of your natural advantage in your area of competence.

Category

General Code

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

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Program 2

Leadership Development

The ESC Centerpoint Leadership Development is one of a kind, merging mentoring with technology aimed at developing successful careers. It contains 58 curriculum lesson modules to choose from and starts with an initial on-line assessment, which identifies seven to ten key leadership areas that are most important to the participant.  From this assessment the mentor meets with the mentee on their time to discuss case studies for learning.  This program is flexible to accommodate busy schedules of the participants.  Here are just a just a few of the modules that are available, Develop Staff and Volunteers, Focus on Benefactors and Stakeholders, Develop Resources, and, The Inner Work of Leadership.

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General Code

Population(s) Served

Adults

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Program 3

Board Development

ESC strengthens boards by working with its members to: ¨Define board and individual board member responsibilities ¨Foster good relations with the executive director and agency staff ¨Create well functioning board committees ¨Produce and support meaningful and enjoyable board meetings ¨Recruit new board members ¨Generate fundraising efforts by board members ¨Define legal responsibilities After initial observation of a board meeting, ESC works collaboratively with the board to define specific goals and areas of focus . A strong partnership must be established between ESC consultants, agency management and the board leadership.

Category

Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking

Population(s) Served

Adults

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Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

Additional Documents

Funding Needs

ESC has been hit hard by the economy. We are recruiting to replace volunteers who returned to the workplace to replace lost investment dollars. Our recruitment program includes attracting retired, working and unemployed professionals.  We are also increasing our visibility to the nonprofits that we can helfocusing on board participation, volunteer driven events and collaboration to hold umbrella events instead of more costly, less impactful individual events that generate less revenue. This new venture, The Independent Research Associates, published the first analysis of Kansas City fundraising activities. The book analyses events from 2001 to 2008 for profitability, attendance, sponsorship and other factors.  Since tight nonprofit budgets have impacted their ability to pay for the ESC/Centerpoint Leadership Development program, program, we are seeking foundation support to cover some program costs. Launched in 2007, it has been a huge success. It starts with an initial on-line assessment, which identifies seven to ten key leadership areas that are most important to the participant.  Next the mentor meets with the mentee on their time to discuss case studies for learning.

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Operations

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Executive Service Corps of Greater Kansas City

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Cynthia H. Worthy

BIO

Cynthia H. Worthy 4306 Homestead Drive, Prairie Village, KS 66208 913-579-1551 cworthy@kc.rr.com Cindy was hired in June, 2001 as ESC’s first Executive Director. During her tenure Cindy has been involved in producing all marketing brochures and annual reports, recruiting of clients and volunteers, accounting, extensive technology training and skills development of existing ESC volunteers and financial management of the organization. Cindy occasionally works with clients as a consultant, she does the majority of board development work. Prior to joining ESC, Cindy was employed by a software consultant, primarily serving in human relations and client services. Prior to that position Cindy owned and operated a wholesale distribution business for 10 years. As the exclusive distributor of Iams Pet Foods in a three state territory, Cindy strengthened her entrepreneurial skills, while utilizing her human resources, technology and client relations background. Additional professional background includes the Quaker Oats Company where Cindy was involved in labor relations, EEO and OSHA, recruiting/hiring and benefits administration. Cindy has been active in volunteerism and the nonprofit community for years. She served as a United Way loaned executive early in her career, past board member for the Midland Empire Girl Scout Council, Parkinson Foundation of the Heartland and a current board member of Nonprofit Connect. Cindy has been involved in a number of fundraising events including UCP, Inc. Hats Off to Mother’s and their Stand-up for UCP, a comedy night. Cindy also led Don Bosco’s 2007 fundraiser at the Liberty Memorial. Cindy also led volunteer activities at Shawnee Mission East High School in the choral music department. Worthy is a graduate of Stephens College in Columbia Missouri where she received a BA in Business and Psychology.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The ESC volunteer staff has unparalleled skill and knowledge, with a high level of commitment and focus. ESC volunteers do serious work that often changes the destiny of nonprofit agencies, and impacts individual lives by increasing the effectiveness of those agencies in meeting their missions.  ESC volunteers have done extensive work in the area of the developmentally disabled, creating over 200 new jobs in a niche loosing not only jobs but major markets. The jobs we created are in unique, untapped business areas. ESC worked with Mattie Rhodes in the creation of Kansas City’s first Hispanic art museum.  Sometimes our work involves recommending the closure of agencies or merger/acquisition of other agencies. Serving as ED of this organization is a challenge and an honor. It is a challenge to keep up with the intellect of ESC volunteers, inspiring to recognize the work they do, the time they give and what they each accomplish at their young ages. Work with ESC and you will reevaluate both what talent is and what being a senior is!"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Jeff Meyer

Management Consultant/Coach- retired

Term: Jan 2010 - Dec 2011

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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