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A Place Called Home
When Jonathan Zeichner began as the new Executive Director of A Place Called Home (APCH), one of his first calls was to ESC to request help in creating the organization’s first-ever comprehensive strategic plan. Three ESC consultants worked closely with a dedicated committee of Board and staff members to draft and implement a three-year plan. APCH has since made significant headway on its goals of restoration and growth, even in this tough economy. Their strategic plan has inspired confidence and increased support from funders who believe in the APCH mission, its new leadership, and its roadmap to sustainability – developed in partnership with its community and constituents.
The strategic planning services ESC provides are customized to fit each client’s unique needs, organizational structure, and culture. ESC’s consultants use their expertise and training not only to assist leaders with planning and developing their strategic plan, but also to support them through implementation support – ensuring every project’s best chance for success.
I have relied on ESC for more than 14 years for wisdom, strategic thinking, feedback, and a no-nonsense approach. To aptly serve APCH as it was a year ago, we had to set a course and rebuild the ship while we were sailing it, and our ESC team was integral to the process. Their combined experience and the grace and good humor with which they led and supported our strategic planning process was the best I’ve ever experienced, resulting in a plan for APCH that supports the organization’s renewed dedication to its mission and work in a community that has great needs.
We now conceive of APCH as more than just a charity that services consumers. We are also a place for youth and families to come to make change in their own lives and the community. The moment a young person crosses our threshold, they become a partner on a pathway to develop their inner strengths, abilities, and creativity. ESC and our consultants supported our vision and the thousands of youth and families we serve.
Executive Director, A Place Called Home