North West Housing Partnership

Organizational Assessment & Strategic Plan Client


The Nonprofit: Established in 1990, the North West Housing Partnership is dedicated to creating and implementing programs to promote economically diverse housing. The purpose of the North West Housing Partnership is to act as a catalyst to bring together the public and private resources necessary to implement a community's housing vision and create balanced housing opportunities.

The Need: NWHP's Executive Director, Robyn Sandys, began in her role in December 2013. She soon discovered the organization was lacking in operational, financial, and data management procedures, and was concerned with matching current staff capacity with contractual goals. 

ESC Solution: ESC’s consulting team provided an organization-wide assessment that analyzed staffing structure, organizational and financial capacity, program offerings, brand position, and governance and board profiles. Together, NWHP members and ESC's consulting team designed an action plan to accomplish immediate objectives, measure success over the next year, and lay the foundation for expanded building capacity.

"I discovered ESC through a friend of mine who utilized your services when she was involved in a nonprofit in Aurora.

I chose ESC because of the way the consulting is designed by having a team approach specifically having people from various disciplines that match issues we wanted to address.

The end result [of hiring ESC], an organizational assessment, was excellent because it provided a road map for how our nonprofit could further develop and become more sustainable."

- Robyn Sandys, Executive Director of NWHP