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Starting and Running Your Own Nonprofit Organization

Did you know that, though the statistics are murky, the failure rate of nonprofits is greater than that of for-profit businesses?

New nonprofits face a number of significant challenges if they are to survive and, more importantly, have a significant impact on their communities. So, if you are thinking of starting a nonprofit, or are facing challenges in running your young nonprofit, attend this free workshop and learn:

  • How to create a nonprofit organization
  • How to establish good Board Governance
  • How to establish good financial policies and controls
  • How to fund your nonprofit
The world is in the midst of what one observer has called an "associational revolution". Nowadays, nonprofit organizations are the real agents of change. Without nonprofits, there would be far less research done on life-threatening diseases, fewer meals given to those who can’t afford them, and a sicker, less beautiful world to live in. Nonprofits provide for their communities in ways that the business sector and government can’t. 


Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM CDT
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SCORE is an all-volunteer group with real-world business experience, dedicated to your success.

Our Mission: Help Small Businesses Succeed.
Our Mantra: We educate, counsel, mentor.

Founded in 1964, SCORE is a non-profit association and a Resource Partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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About ESCH

Serving the Nonprofits that Serve Our Communities since 1984 with a mission to "help nonprofits excel."

Executive Service Corps of Houston is focused exclusively on advising nonprofits. For three decades ESCH has worked with hundreds of nonprofits, including schools, museums, cities, healthcare, social-service and other charitable organizations.

Improve your nonprofit in critical areas such as Fund Raising, Information Technology, Board Governance, Financial Accounting, Marketing

ESCH also have experts who can help you with:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Starting a Nonprofit
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Risk Management
  • Executive Coaching
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Dr. Burt Hering, Executive Director & Past Chairman ESCH 
Burt Hering retired from Amoco Corporation in 1995 after a 28 year career.   In his last position, Burt was Vice President, Engineering and Construction for Amoco Power Resources.  Burt holds a BChE degree (New York University) and M.Eng. and D.Eng. degrees (Yale University). 

Burt joined ESCH in 2000. He presently serves as the Executive Director of ESCH. In the past he was the Chairman of the ESCH Board of Trustees for  several years.                                        

Larry Renaud, SCORE and ESCH Volunteer
Larry retired as the President and CEO of Chatsworth Products, Inc., an employee-owned, global manufacturer of open and closed server racks and cabinets, cable management hardware, and cable pathways.

Prior to joining CPI Larry served as the Executive Vice President of Long Reach Holdings, Inc., President of Norriseal Consolidated, and CFO and Corporate Controller with other corporations.

Larry began his business career with Arthur Andersen & Co. in St. Louis after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. Louis University.