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About the Executive Service Corps

Mission Statement

"The Executive Service Corps engages highly trained professionals who use their time and expertise to provide nonprofits with the consulting services they need to be successful."

To achieve our mission, we provide consulting, coaching, and professional services to about 150 nonprofit organizations impacting millions of people each year.

Vision Statement

"All nonprofits in our community will have access to the services they need to thrive."


The Executive Service Corps' mission is to make nonprofits successful! We're a nonprofit too! Please give to the Executive Service Corps to allow us to continue our work. Your charitable donation is appreciated. You can give online or mail your donation to the E.S.C. at 207 E. Ohio St., # 212, Chicago, IL 60611. The E.S.C. is proud to have the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Approval.

For information about making a lasting commitment through the E.S.C.'s Legacy corps visit

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Executive Service Corps is committed to diversity and inclusion as an organization and the philanthropic sector. Click here to read Executive Service Corps' Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy.

If you need any assistance in accessing ESC's services contact Rachelle Jervis Chopra, President and CEO at or (312) 880-7734.


Our clients come from all parts of the philanthropic sector including arts and culture, civic and community development, education and youth, health, human and social services, social enterprise, and public and government agencies. Our clients are our mission; we exist to serve them.
Additionally, corporations, businesses, and B Corps engage us to help leverage their internal talent and resources to maximize impact in their community through strategic volunteer and grant opportunities. 

The Executive Service Corps is proud to share recent client references at Our mission is your mission.

Consultants and Executive Coaches

Executive Service Corps’ mission is very clear – To Make Nonprofits Successful!  The needs of ESC clients are both diverse and ever-changing.  They expect “best in class” services, and the Executive Service Corps’ goal is to exceed expectations – every time.

Through the generous donations of time, talent, and treasure, ESC is able to provide nonprofits with exceptional services, at a fraction of the cost.


Land Acknowledgement Statement

The Executive Service Corps’ is located on the homelands of the Council of the Three Fires: the Bodéwadmi (Potawatomi), Daawaa (Odawa), and Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) Nations. Present day Chicago has one of the largest urban native American communities. The Executive Service Corps would like to acknowledge the native peoples whose land or “ki; ke” in Bodéwadmi we are situated on and honor their ongoing contributions to the heritage and culture of Chicago.

The Executive Service Corps would like to thank Jennifer Kasdin (Cattaraugus Seneca) for her input on the creation of our land acknowledgement statement. Click here to learn how to make your own Land Acknowledgement Statement.


Since 1978, the Executive Service Corps has honed this effective model, building an unmatched knowledge center of topics in nonprofit and public agency governance, management, and operations.

Executive Service Corps was founded by 19 of Chicago’s most eminent corporate leaders from companies like RR Donnelley and Inland Steel, who recognized the vast positive impact they could have on community needs by working together with nonprofit leaders. Since its founding, Executive Service Corps has become a nationally recognized resource and the region’s largest nonprofit provider of capacity-building assistance for nonprofits and public agencies.

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