A Unique Volunteer Opportunity

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– Paul Moore

9-22_Reflections-MOOREThe power of committed volunteers never ceases to amaze me. Throughout my 40 year career in the nonprofit arena, I saw people do so much good, and now I am seeing it again. Bankers, lawyers, insurance executives, CEO’s, marketing experts and so many more are donating their expertise through ESCCO (Executive Service Corps of Central Oklahoma) to help the nonprofits in our community. And, the results are spectacular.

“What you quickly realize, after working with dedicated, passionately involved leaders and staff in the nonprofit world, is that you gain more than you give,” explained Lonnie Towell, ESCCO Board member.  “Your life is enriched by the exposure; you touch creativity that you may not have been expecting; and your perspective and ability to provide meaningful input to receptive minds leaves you a better person.”

ESCCO volunteer experts have developed strategic plans, board policies, financial analysis, volunteer systems and so much more for over 100 area nonprofits during its over 20-year history. Almost any problem that could use an objective outside viewpoint has been tackled by ESCCO volunteers.

Yet, the need continues to grow as financial pressures are forcing staff cuts and closer outside scrutiny is creating the need for new policies and procedures among our community’s nonprofits.

Among the Club 29 members who are also associated with ESCCO are Linda Haneborg, Lonny Towell, Ray Bitsche, Patrick Raglow, Joe Fleckinger, Larry Wagner, Bud Oehlert, Tom Roe, and Franci Hart.  Formerly an ESCCO volunteer consultant and coach, I have been serving as ESCCO’s CEO since November 2013.

Our Oklahoma nonprofits need your expertise! Please consider becoming an ESCCO consultant. You will be working with a team of business experts, who are equally committed to improving the management of a nonprofit. The time commitment is based on the project you accept and once that project is complete, you are free to do other things until another project comes along which appeals to you. If you are interested in talking further, please call me at 405-232-2724 or email me:  paul@escco-online.org .

ESCCO Board member Larry Wagner explains that “being an ESCCO consultant enables me to use the skills I have learned to benefit nonprofit organizations. If you want to give back to those who help people in need, become an ESCCO volunteer consultant!”

Please consider becoming an ESCCO consultant. I promise you will not regret it.

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