ESCs offers consulting services that can help an organization manage its money, improve the effectiveness of its programs, and develop administrative systems that ensure compliance with requirements from funders and regulators. Clients particularly value the business and nonprofit expertise of ESC consultants when they developing a business plan to guide budget and staffing decisions. And, given that the largest expense for most nonprofits is staff salaries, the HR expertise provided by ESCs can not only help and organization avoid problems but also guide nonprofit leaders to new ways of engaging and supporting staff.

ESCs provide consulting services to improve operations, including in the following areas: