Nonprofits, schools, and government often turn to ESC when facing uncertainty, major change, or new opportunities. ESC consultants provide expertise and tools that are often not available on staff and bring an outside perspective that can help the organization think strategically. Organizations that do strategic planning, prepare for major changes, and keep open to innovative ways of delivering services will be more sustainable and better positioned to capture new opportunities. Most ESCs provide strategic management consulting services in the following areas: