Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What year was ECofOC founded?
A: ECofOC was founded in 2002 as a spin-off of SCORE114 and the Executive Service Corp of SC.
Q: Does ECofOC charge for their coaching services?
A: ECofOC offers our services free of charge to Orange County’s nonprofit leaders. Our team of over 50 experienced executive coaches donate their time to help nonprofit managers develop themselves and their nonprofit.
Q: Where can I learn more about the benefits of Executive Coaching?
A: Having an executive coach can be highly beneficial for leaders as it provides them with valuable guidance, support, and development opportunities.
Learn more: Benefits of Executive Coaching
Q: About how many clients does ECofOC coach each year?
A: Over 200. Learn more: About Us
Q: What nonprofit management and leadership issues do coaches mentor clients on?
A: Board development, fundraising, program management, finance, IT, HR, leadership, strategic planning, personal development, career planning and more.
Q: Where can I learn more about ECofOC’s coaching team?
A: We believe that good leaders make strong organizations. Our team of over 50 executive coaches help executive directors, CEOs, managers and board chairs develop and utilize skills that create organizational growth.
Learn more about team: Staff Credentials
Q: How do I apply for pro-bono executive coaching services?
A: If you are working full-time in a management or leadership position in an Orange County nonprofit, you are eligible for our coaching services. Check out our Coaching Application.
Q: Where can I learn more about the other services you offer nonprofit organizations?
A1: ECofOC’s Executive Director Forum is comprised of 10 to 12 executive directors facilitated by two ECofOC coaches who are experienced nonprofit management consultants. These monthly meetings use a proven process to guide the group to practical solutions for issues brought to the table by each participant.
A2: Our Board Retreat Facilitation Services include guidance in retreat agenda development, help in logistical planning and retreat facilitation. Our experienced facilitators will help you tailor your retreat to deliver the expected results. To learn more about our board retreat services, simply email us at BoardRetreat@ECofOC.org
A3: Our Strategic Planning Services will help you examine every aspect of your organization: programs, community, volunteers, staff, board, fundraising, financing, etc. Our strategic planning coaches help you focus on those areas most critical to your organization and results in practical steps to achieve the strategy’s goals. ECofOC is here to help you create a strategic plan that will lead your organization to success.
Q: Does ECofOC partner with any other nonprofit organizations?
A: Yes! ECofOC works in collaboration with six other Orange County nonprofits: Orange County Community Foundation, The Orange County SCORE Chapter, OneOC, Charitable Ventures and Gianneschi Center for Nonprofit Research. Learn more about our partnerships: ECofOC Partners
Q: Where can I find a list of local nonprofit management learning opportunities:
A1: Visit OneOC’s Training Catalog
A2: Visit Nonprofit Ready which offers over 400 online trainings for nonprofits at no cost.