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About the Executive Service Corps


Executive Service Corps is the premier nonprofit consultancy that engages highly skilled professionals who use their experience and expertise to provide nonprofits with the consulting services they need to be successful.
Each year we achieve our mission by providing exceptional consulting and executive coaching services to hundreds of nonprofit organizations, impacting millions of people.

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 Executive Service Corps at 207 E. Ohio St., # 212, Chicago, IL 60611.

The Executive Service Corps is proud to have the Candid/GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency, their highest level of approval.

Legacy Corps

The Legacy Corps is a group of generous donors who have made a lasting commitment to the Executive Service Corps. Each Legacy Corps member gives a gift of $25,000 or more upon joining or in their estate plans. By contributing they ensure that the Executive Service Corps endures to meet critical and emerging needs of the nonprofit sector for generations into the future.

To join the Executive Service Corps' Legacy Corps, notify us at or by mail to the Executive Service Corps at 207 E. Ohio St, # 212, Chicago, IL 60611. Then make your gift now or add language specifying your legacy commitment to the Executive Service Corps to your bequest and/or will.

Your gift can be a donation given now or a percentage of your estate, a specific dollar donation, a specific asset such as a building, or if a percentage of a remainder left over after other gifts called a residue gift. An example of bequest language is, "I give, devise, and bequeath to the Executive Service Corps of Chicago (ESC), a not-for-profit corporation (Tax ID 36-2984270) located in Illinois, (e.g., dollar amount, percentage, specific asset, or residue)." If you have an estate or financial advisor alert them in writing to your wishes and provide them with ESC's contact information. We recommend alerting them by email and copying for ease and consistency in communication. You decide how you'd like to support the Executive Service Corps' important community-building work.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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

Accommodations, translation, and other accessibility supports are available at no cost to the Executive Service Corps clients and colleagues. To request support of any kind contact or (312) 880-7734.

Our Clients

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 our clients' mission.

Consultants and Executive Coaches

Executive Service Corps’ mission is very clear – To Make Nonprofits Successful! The needs of the Executive Service Corps 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, Executive Service Corps can provide nonprofits with exceptional services, at no or 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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