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  • 1. 2011 REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati is dedicated to enhancing the lives of all individuals in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. We give back to the community by transferring our knowledge and expertise through consulting, coaching and leadership development. We are the building blocks to a better tomorrow. Strengthening Nonprofits Since 1995 513.791.6230 | www.esc-cincinnati.org
  • 2. 2011 Board of Trustees Board Officers Frederick H. Heyse, Board Chair Retired Associate Director/ MIS P&G Richard E. Friedman, Vice Chair Faculty/Administrative Staff University of Cincinnati Robert Conklin, Treasurer Retired Section Head P&G Carole Register, Secretary Retired VP/Community Relations WellSpan Health System Board Members Doug Bolton, Managing Principal Cassidy Turley James D. Cohen President of Community Management Corporation (CMC) Randy Harris, Retired National Account Sales Manager P&G Aubrey Herman, Franchisee Ameriprise Financial Frederick Joffe, Ph.D. Retired Director, Product Development P&G Margaret Lawson, Partner Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP Carol Leigh Retired Manager Marketing Communications The Ohio River Company Brian Leshner, Executive Director Student Activity Foundation June Reynolds Retired Finance Manager with Purchasing experience P&G Dan Rolfes CEO Meridian Mark & Holiday Homes Penina Sachs, VP/Senior Consultant (Deceased 5/2/11) HR Partners International, Inc. David Wallace, Staff Attorney United States Court of Appeals Yvonne Washington Executive VP/COO United Way of Greater Cincinnati Inside this Edition Index Leadership Team page 2 Letter to the Community page 3 Clients we have Served page 4 ESCC Programs pages 5-6 Our Volunteer Program page 7 Community Impact pages 8-9 Social Impact Investors Page 10 Financial Summary Page 11 Meet the Team Andrew J. McCreanor CEO/Executive Director andymccreaor@esc-cincinnati.org Craig Kowalski Director of Operations & Programs ckowalski@esc-cincinnati.org Darlyne Koretos, Editor Director of Support Services dkoretos@esc-cincinnati.org 2 Contact Us 10945 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 108 Cincinnati, OH 45242 513.791.6230 www.esc-cincinnati.org Frederick H. Heyse Richard E. Friedman Robert Conklin Carole Register Doug Bolton James D. Cohen Randy Harris Aubrey Herman Frederick Joffe Margaret Lawson Carol Leigh Brian Leshner June Reynolds Dan Rolfes Penina Sachs David Wallace Yvonne Washington
  • 3. Core Values Commitment ESCC is committed to helping our clients carry out their missions more effectively. Professionalism ESCC is an organization comprised of highly-skilled professionals delivering quality services to the nonprofit community with the same level of professionalism with which they approach career endeavors. Accountability ESCC is committed to demonstrating to investors and other stakeholders that we are a trustworthy steward of their investment and support. Growth ESCC believes in long-term, continuous growth for our clients and for our volunteers. Collaboration ESCC believes that “together we can do more.” Community issues do not arise in a vacuum, and they cannot be most effectively addressed by those operating in a vacuum. 3 Letter To The Community From Our Leaders In 2011, we celebrated our 16th year of improving our community by helping to strengthen many of the nonprofit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. Nonprofits continue to face tremendous challenges by being asked to do more with less. They face the dual hardship of decreased funding and increased requests for more services by the people they assist. We are pleased that our work reduces this hardship for nonprofits and contributes to the overall well being of people in our community through the high quality, affordable consulting and coaching services, and leadership development we provide. From our humble beginning with 30 volunteer consultants serving less than 20 nonprofits, we have grown to more than 120 volunteer consultants who donated 10,300 hours of service in 2011, valued at more than $1 million at full market rates. The foundation of our agency is built on the strength of our workforce of talented and experienced volunteers and staff who enjoy being able to give back to the community. We are very proud to say that 16 of ESCC’s original members continue to be involved with ESCC today. And some of our clients have been with us from our inception. This speaks to the value and experience ESCC brings to nonprofits specifically, and the community in general. We are very grateful for our bright, dedicated, hardworking volunteers, without whom we would not exist. What remains a challenge to us now is creating the proper type of service delivery to handle the changing needs of nonprofit businesses and volunteers. To that end, we will implement in mid-2012 a new business plan (Project Performance Excellence) to ensure that ESCC is strategically positioned to continue to grow and serve our clients. And we welcome our 2012 Board Chair, Aubrey Herman, to help shepherd the implementation of this plan. As you will see in our community report, ESCC had a productive year in 2011. We are steadily improving our financial sustainability as we hold ourselves to the same best practices that we urge our clients to follow. In closing, we truly appreciate the overall investment of time, talent and support we receive from our stakeholders, volunteers and the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky community. Sincerely, Andrew McCreanor Executive Director/CEO Sincerely, Frederick H. Heyse 2011 Board Chair Our Mission To help nonprofits achieve their missions by providing high quality, affordable consulting services.
  • 4. American Heritage Girls Art Academy Autism Society Building Blocks for Kids Childhood Food Solutions Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky Children's Meeting House Montessori School Cincinnnati Public Schools Council on Aging Countryside YMCA Lebanon Covington Business Council Dress for Success Easter Seals Findlay Market Corporation First Unitarian Church Flywheel Freestore Foodbank Hamilton Co. Park District Henry the Hand Foundation Integrative Learning Center of Mid-America iSPACE Jewish Community Center Jewish Family Service Jewish Federation of Cinci Kennedy Hgts Arts Center Kenzie's Closet Learning through Art Lifespan Live Well Collaborative Mercy Montessori Music Resource Center of Cinci New Life Furniture Newport Independent Schools Over the Rhine Foundation P&G PAST Foundation Pones Requiem Project Rescue Community Center Talbert House The Grail UC – Clermont College UC - Engineering Alumni United Pet Fund Withrow HS Alumni Board Xtraordinary Women Clients we have Served 2011 Client Listing Coaching Training Business Improvement Strategic Planning Board Development Succession Planning Fundraising Projects by Service Provided Project Clients by Nonprofit Sector Arts & Culture 7% Community Development 17% Education 34% Health 21% Social Services 21% ESCC Endorses United Way Bold Goals — ESCC has joined forces with United Way and other community partners by endorsing UW’s Bold Goals around Education, Health, and Income. By aligning our projects and programs with selected community indicators, we will be helping to accelerate systemwide, measurable change. Additionally, ESCC supports the important work being done by other organizations, such as Agenda 360, Vision 2015, and the Strive Partnership in their efforts to improve our region’s overall socio-economic health. Health 50% Education 40% 13% 41% 14% 9% 6% 7% 9% Income 10% Alignment to United Way Bold Goals with all NP's worked with in 2011 Human Resources Financial / business planning Management Marketing Technology 15% 45% 26% 8% 6% Subset of Business Improvement (Project by Service Provided) 4
  • 5. ESCC Programs Leadership Institutes Adventist Outreach Ministries Allen Temple Anderson Ferry Food Pantry Bethel Baptist Church Bi-Okoto Culture Institute Boys Hope/Girls Hope Brooksville Baptist Church Building Blocks for Kids Camp Joy Cancer Family Care Catholic Charities, Diocese of Covington Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky Church of Our Saviour Cincinnati Islamic Center Cincinnati Works Clearinghouse: 1st Presbyterian Corpus Christi Food Pantry Covington Business Council Dayton Christian Center Enjoy the Arts Fresh Start Victory Center Heart House Highland County Imani Family Center Interfaith Emergency Assistance iSPACE Jewish Federation of Cinci Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates Larry H Spears Foundation LAUNCHNational LIFE Food Pantry LifePoint Solutions Lighthouse Youth Service Music Resource Center of Cinci National Vitiligo Foundation New Life Temple Sharing & Caring Open Door Ministries Our Daily Bread (The First United Methodist Church) Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region PowerNet of Dayton Requiem Project Seven Hills Neighborhood Center St. Francis Seraph Ministries – Sarah Center St. Leo's Church Pantry St. Paul's Pantry SVDP Church of the Resurrection, Bond Hill Tender Mercies, Inc. The Children’s Home of Cincinnati The Women’s Connection West College Hill Neighborhood Services West End Emergency Center Williamsburg Nazarene Church Women Helping Women Women Writing for a Change Xtraordinary Women York Street United Methodist Church Zion United Church of Christ Nonprofits That Participated In Leadership Institutes ESCC’s two Leadership Institutes combine subject matter training with individual coaching through eight-month programs geared toward nonprofit executive directors and other senior leaders. In 2011 ESCC educated more than 100 community leaders through its leadership development programs. Education 11% Social Services 70% Arts & Culture 4% Community Development 6% Health 9% Leadership Institute Participants by Nonprofit Sector “ESCC has demonstrated it is a unique and valuable participant in the Greater Cincinnati Philanthropy Community...they are a true value-added enterprise.” - Denny Doyle, Dennis M. and Lois A. Doyle Family Foundation 5
  • 6. ESCC Programs Nonprofit Leadership Institute Now in its fourth year, ESCC’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute is a dynamic, interactive eight-month program specifically designed for executive directors and senior managers interested in strengthening their management skills for better effectiveness. Each monthly day-long module, while distinct, cumulatively provides expanded knowledge for managing a nonprofit organization. 2011 workshops included Leadership for Nonprofits, Personnel Management, Strategic Thinking, Board Development, Organizational Development/Fundraising, Outcomes Measurement, Fiscal Management, Community Asset Mapping/Collaborations/Social Enterprise. Classes run from September through May. Participants also receive individual coaching from ESCC-trained volunteers and assistance with both organizational and personal improvement plans. Above: (Left) NLI participants meet monthly for leadership training and development Above: (Right) Tom Monaco and Carol Leigh have co-led the NLI Program since its inception in 2008. Above: 2011-2012 Graduation - Seated (Lto R) Pat Frew, Lindsey Wade, Simcha Kackley, Adebola Olowe, Glenna Parks, Mark Ingles. Standing (L to R) Rick Wurth, Jenny Ensley, Aimee Shinkle, Jane Fischer, Karen D’Agostino, Tina Manchise, Tara Lindsey Gordon, Kelli Halter, Judith Moore Tucker, Roger Rosenberger. (Not shown) Kevin Hackman, Mary McAlister Cleveland, Barbara Miller, Emilie Davis 6
  • 7. ESCC Programs Freestore Foodbank Leadership Institute Freestore Foodbank and ESCC partnered for the third year in a program designed to increase the distribution capacity of FSFB agencies from 14 million pounds of food a year to 16 million pounds. Under this eight-month program that runs from September till June, ESCC coached 36 FSFB agencies one-on-one, as well as provided monthly leadership training sessions to assist them to reach this goal. Each workshop provides the opportunity to learn skills and knowledge to provide strategic thinking and time to create capacity assessments, develop plans, and report increased capabilities. Right: 2011-2012 graduates include (front to back-left) Mary Lewis, Leonie Carter, Yasmine Brown-Jones, Jackie Marshall, Carol Rope, Cindy Reynolds (front to back-right) Jackie Grant, Joyce Edwards, Bennetta Johnson, Kathy O'Malley, Evie Folkes, Vernena Simpson. Below: (Left) Small group breakout sessions enhance workshop learning Below: (Right) (L to R) Don Storck, ESCC Co-Program Manager, Mary Selhorst FSFB Capacity Development Center Mgr., John Young, FSFB CEO, Julie Smith-Morrow, FSFB VP-Agency Relations, Sheri Vogel, ESCC Co-Program Manager 7
  • 8. ESCC Our Volunteers 2011 Volunteers More than 100 volunteers contributed 10,300 hours in 2011. 300+ hours Fred Heyse, Meta Sien, Craig Kowalski, Bob Conklin, Carol Leigh, Bob Wuerdeman, Denny Fennema, Randy Harris, Jerry Lewis 200-300 hours Rod Trombley, Mark Grote, Russ Rosen, Connie Hinitz, Rick Findlay, Dick Fencl 100-200 hours Hirsh Cohen, George Dershimer, Jerry Knobeloch, Don Storck, Julia Johnson, Bill Tucker, Ed Hand, Rob Allanson, Andy McCreanor, Carol Sparks, Joe Doench, Bill Luerssen, Pete Teitelman, Tom Fisher, Fred Joffe ESCC is privileged to count a wide variety of retired and working professionals as volunteer members of ESCC. These dedicated women and men come from many sectors of the business and nonprofit communities to lend their considerable talents in many valuable ways – from coaching to consulting to training to serving on our board and serving as a valuable part of our small staff. They join ESCC for many reasons – from a desire to give back to the community, to wanting to learn new skills, to keeping current skills fresh, to making new friends. We are very grateful for our wonderful volunteers. Without them our organization could not exist. This year we are proud to report that 60 new members joined during the year for a total of 120+ volunteers by the end of the year. “ESCC provides the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky community with valuable services to increase the strength and sustainability of our nonprofits.“ - Karen Monday VP Foundation and Business Management Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky “ESCC provides meaningful, relevant services to other nonprofits in our community. Assisting these agencies with leadership and human resource development is both fulfilling and rewarding.” - Julia Johnson “By sharing my work experiences with nonprofits I am able to help others by giving back to the community.” - Rod Trombley “I’m so impressed with the dedicated nonprofit professionals and volunteers with whom I have worked and look forward to each new project to continue helping more people in our community.” - Rick Findlay 8
  • 9. ESCC Community Impact Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) and Procter & Gamble Foundation have been strong supporters of ESCC for many years. For the past four years P&G Foundation has contributed more than $100,000 to ESCC to provide IT and operational capacity-building projects within CPS. To date, ESCC has partnered with CPS on 24 projects with more than a dozen more in the pipeline. ESCC has been responsible for implementing a wide range of cost-cutting and efficiency-producing processes that have totaled $6 million savings for the central office. A few of the major projects over the years include negotiation of new school bus contracts, design and implementation of an IT disaster recovery project, improved Performance Evaluation system and establishing a supplier diversity program. Safe Routes to School, a recent project, is part of a national program geared toward improving the safety of students walking or biking to school while also improving the health of the children. As ESCC continues to work with operational issues at CPS, it is broadening its reach into the schools. In a recent project with the School for Creative and Performing Arts, ESCC is successfully helping the school resolve governance issues and develop a strategic plan; this work may be reapplied to other schools as well. “We are proud that we’re changing the culture within Cincinnati Public Schools by challenging our traditional ways of working and bringing in best practices from the business world. ESCC volunteers play a vital role in this shift. We look forward to expanding this work into additional areas of CPS.” - Mary A. Ronan, Superintendent Cincinnati Public Schools “As we continue to trim the (operational) fat and get more into the muscle, our projects are becoming more complex. Not only do the volunteer consultants provide outstanding strategic direction, but they are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and work side-by-side with us. We do not have the staff or the expertise to make these internal efficiency changes on our own and could not have done this without ESCC’s help.” - Terry Elfers, Chief Operating Officer Cincinnati Public Schools “As good stewards of our Foundation’s dollars we have to be certain the investments we make in the community are worthwhile. Time after time, Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati has proven that they bring intrinsic value to the entire community by improving operations within Cincinnati Public Schools which helps the educational process for all our children.” - Sean Parker, Community Relations Manager P&G 9
  • 10. Since 2004 Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati has partnered with Cincinnati’s iconic nonprofit — Freestore Foodbank — on a variety of strategic initiatives. Freestore’s CEO John Young refers to ESCC as their“go to” agency when they need assistance. This year ESCC has helped Freestore Foodbank achieve three strategic goals: Improve capacity at its food pantries, better leverage its existing food and assist more women in entering the workforce. In particular this year, ESCC helped broker Dress for Success’merger with the Freestore Foodbank family. Together they will help more women gain the confidence necessary to move into the workforce and out of the“at risk”population. “We major in food,” Young said, but minor in partnerships.” Community Impact Freestore Foodbank Partnership John Young, CEO, Freestore Foodbank Since 1995 — the inception of both American Heritage Girls (AHG) and Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati — each agency has grown along parallel paths. Today, AHG is a national scouting organization with 19,000 members in 45 states and six countries worldwide. And the original founder, Patti Garibay, still leads the helm as National Executive Director. For the past 16 years, ESCC has helped AHG with increasingly more complex work. In 2011, ESCC completed a Process Mapping project for AHG, headed by Mark Grote. “That was such a great exercise for creating buy in for our change initiative,”Garibay said. “Our staff had to visually see that we were inefficient and duplicating efforts in some areas. We knew we needed to operate smarter for the future.” Garibay said their organization grew more than 35 per cent last year. If they remain on their current trajectory, she predicts that AHG will reach over 80,000 members by 2015. American Heritage Girls And ESCC Grow Together Mark Grote, ESCC, and Patti Garibay, American Heritage Girls 10
  • 11. Social Impact Investors Foundation Donations Made In 2011 Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati Financial Summary Statement of Cash Flow $13,500+ Donated From Member Contributions The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation P&G Fund United Way of Greater Cincinnati Duke Energy Foundation Dennis M. & Lois A. Doyle Family Foundation In-Kind Contributions Berman Printing Julie Meyer Design Anonymous donor for office supplies Doug Bolton Gordon Bonfield Jerry Braunheim Hirsh Cohen James Cohen Susan Colton Robert Conklin Hugh Dayton George Dershimer Dan Duwe Bill Fee Dick Fencl Denny Fennema Rick Findlay Richard Friedman Dan Gahl Mark Grote Ed Hand Randy Harris Aubrey Herman Fred Heyse Connie Hinitz Paul Hoeting Fred Joffe Larry Kissel Ron Koelle Gerry Korkin Margaret Lawson Mark Leguillon Carol Leigh Brian Leshner Bill Luerssen Glenn Miller Nick Payne Russ Pennavaria Carole Register June Reynolds Dan Rolfes Russ Rosen Bill Ruehl John Seifert Irv Simon Carol Sparks Tom Throop Bill Tucker David Wallace Yvonne Washington Al Zenz February 2, 2012 Subject: Review of 2011 Financial Results This will confirm that I completed a review of all accounting records and supporting documentation for all cash receipts and disbursements for the year 2011 today. In my opinion, the Statements of Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet of The Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati, Inc. to be included in the annual report, fairly state in all material aspects the cash flows for the year 20011 and the net assets as of December 31, 2011. During my review, I noted that adequate internal control procedures, including separation of duties among the Treasurer, Executive Director and the Director of Support Services, remain in place and are consistently followed. I noted that Andy McCreanor, Bob Conklin and Darlyne Koretos continue their attention to detail in how you track, report and document all financial transactions. Sincerely, Gerard J. Roerty, Audit Chair Receipts Foundation & Corporate Gifts Member Dues & Individual Contributions Client Project Fees Programs & Events Interest & Other Income Total Receipts 2011 $88,500 $13,566 $156,524 $0 $120 $258,710 2010 *$221,000 $10,825 $97,887 $0 $175 $329,887 2009 $60,000 $19,940 $73,700 $9,800 $367 $163,807 Expenses Operating Expenses - Total Excess of Receipts over Expenses *Includes one-time, non recurring revenue $258,811 -$101 $258,517 $71,370 $212,969 -$49,162 Statement of Assets As of December 31, 2011 Checking Account Balance Money Market Account Brokerage Account Pre-paid Expenses and Misc. Adjustments Total Assets Pre-paid Project Funding (Grants) Net Cash Available for Operations $54,154 $97,165 $61 $1,070 $152,450 $98,470 $53,980 $54,656 $97,064 $85 $277 $152,082 $111,096 $40,986 $48,061 $29,920 $110 $0 $78,091 $59,000 $19,091 11
  • 12. Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati | 10945 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 108, Cincinnati, OH 45242 | 513.791.6230 www.esc-cincinnati.org Design provided by Solution Design. Experience the Solution Design difference. Strategy + Design + Web 513.658. 6511 | www.yoursolutiondesign.com