About the Executive Service Corps Chicago Rising Campaign
Why is ESC sponsoring this Chicago Rising Campaign?
There are many pressing social issues that impact millions of lives here in the Chicagoland area. Executive Service Corps of Chicago (ESC) is sponsoring this fundraising campaign and asking for your donation in support of the causes we all care about. Our mission to make nonprofits successful, and your donation to Chicago Rising will allow us to continue and expand our impact in the community. Specifically, your donation will enable us to provide high-impact, low-cost consulting services to more organizations.
Could my donation to this ESC Campaign have greater impact than my direct contribution to an organization?
Yes! Your donation to ESC allows us to provide nonprofit organizations with support services that help them achieve their long-term, sustainable plans. Often, underfunded nonprofit organizations grapple with day-to-day survival tactics that inhibit them from developing sustainable organizational strategies to serve their clients and communities. Your contribution to this campaign helps us help them develop more effective long-term plans, strategies, and resources.
Will my donation be used to provide free services to a nonprofit organization that addresses the social cause that I support?
Based on the total votes made to a particular cause category, ESC will provide complimentary consulting services to one recipient organization from each of the 3 cause categories with the most votes at the conclusion of the campaign. Your funds will help ESC to have a greater influence on the nonprofits in our community.
May I suggest a particular nonprofit organization that supports my preferred social cause to receive support from ESC?
Please do! When you make a donation, you can also suggest nonprofit organizations that may benefit from ESC consulting services. ESC will invite those organizations to register as potential recipients of free consulting services.
How will recipient nonprofit organizations be selected?
At the conclusion of the campaign, one recipient organization that submitted a registration form will be selected by a drawing from each of the 3 social issue categories that receive the most votes.
How can nonprofit organizations get involved?
ESC will send campaign information and a Registration Form to local nonprofits and public agencies involved in supporting the social causes specified in the campaign, as well as to organizations suggested by donors. Organizations interested in registering simply need to complete and submit their registration to be eligible for support.
Will a recipient organization have the option to receive a cash award from ESC based upon the total donations pledged to a particular social cause?
No. The goal of ESC is to empower, guide, and strengthen the mission and future success of recipient nonprofit organizations by providing leadership, strategy and solutions.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes. Because ESC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, your donation may be entirely deductible on your Federal and State Income Tax returns. Please consult with your tax advisor or accountant for specific information.
Am I able to forward Chicago Rising information to others?
Please do! Simply paste www.crowdrise.com/chicagorising into an email, add a personal subject line and note of endorsement, and send! Be sure to share the campaign on social media, you’ll be amazed at how many people want to help as much as you. Thank you for supporting ESC!
May I suggest a cause that’s important to me but is not listed on the Chicago Rising website?
Yes! Simply select the “Other” category and provide the name of your preferred social cause in the text box when making your donation.
Can I mail my donation instead of donating online?
Yes! If you prefer to mail your donation, select the cause you would like to support and print the donation screen from your web browser. Then mail your completed donation form, check or money order, along with the name of the nonprofit you would like to suggest, to:
Executive Service Corps/Chicago Rising
25 East Washington Street, Suite 1500
Chicago IL 60602-1804
About Executive Service Corps of Chicago
What is Executive Service Corps of Chicago?
Executive Service Corps of Chicago (ESC) is a nonprofit organization that provides informed, experience-based consulting services to assist nonprofit and public agencies in the greater Chicago-area reach their greatest potential, address their funding and organizational challenges, and increase their effectiveness in meeting the needs of their communities and clients. ESC is registered by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
What does ESC do?
ESC provides nonprofit organizations with strategic insights and tools to help them step back, address their current challenges, and make more informed decisions about their sustained, long-term growth. We offer leadership, strategy and solutions that support nonprofits in operating more efficiently.
What types of nonprofit organizations does ESC support?
ESC primarily works with nonprofit organizations in five key sectors:
- Arts & Culture
- Civic & Community Development
- Education & Youth Development
- Health & Human Services
- Public & Governmental Agencies
What types of consulting services does ESC offer?
ESC offers a variety of consulting services to strengthen the mission of Chicago-area nonprofits and public agencies.
How many organizations has ESC provided services to?
ESC has served more than 4,500 nonprofits and public agencies since its inception in 1978. In 2014 alone, ESC developed solutions for nearly 150 client agencies.
Who delivers the services provided by ESC?
Nearly 200 ESC consulting experts, accomplished business leaders and professionals, trained specifically to work with nonprofit organizations, volunteer their energy and expertise to give back in a meaningful way to the community they care about.
Does ESC charge fees for services to nonprofit organizations?
Yes. ESC typically charges its client organizations significantly reduced fees in comparison to those charged by for-profit consulting companies. ESC fees are based on the financial resources of the organization and the scope of the project.
Together, We Can Help Nonprofits Achieve Their Mission
IMPACT! By supporting the Chicago Rising campaign, you are making a donation to Executive Service Corps of Chicago (ESC). ESC seeks to help nonprofit and public agencies across the greater Chicago-area solve some of their greatest challenges. Together, we can help them address some of the most pressing social issues that impact our community and the lives of so many area residents.
ISSUES! Based on survey feedback from ESC clients, friends, and donors, we’ve identified seven key social causes we’d like your help in supporting. If you don’t see a social issue that you care about, simply select the Other category and identify a cause to be listed when making your donation.
INFLUENCE! Each donation to Chicago Rising is a vote towards a social cause. Share the campaign, www.crowdrise.com/chicagorising, with family, friends and colleagues to encourage their support!
INSIGHT! Since 1978, ESC has provided consulting services to over 4,500 nonprofits and public agencies throughout the greater Chicago-area. These services- ranging from Organizational Planning and Leadership Coaching to Board Development and Transition Management- deliver insights and tools our client organizations use to increase their effectiveness, address new challenges, and plan for long-term success in meeting the needs of their clients and communities.
INQUIRIES! If you have questions or comments about the ESC Chicago Rising campaign or would like more information, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organizations interested in registering for the Chicago Rising campaign simply need to complete and submit a registration form before September 18th to be eligible for support! If you have questions about the ESC Chicago Rising campaign or would like more information, please write to email@example.com.