Frequently Asked Questions

What is a C-Level (or C-Suite) consultant?

C-Level, also referred to as C-Suite, describes high-ranking executive titles within an organization. Examples of these titles are Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As compared to the skills associated with other positions in a company, which are often more functional and technical, C-Level executives demonstrate leadership skills, best-practice knowledge, business expertise, strategic foresight, a drive to change, inspire team work and a dedication to a well-thought vision.

Each of the consultants at Executive Service Corps- Florida has been recognized as a C-Level executive in their prior business and professional experiences, collectively working in nonprofit, for-profit, public agency, government office and university work organizations.

How do we charge for our services?

Executive Service Corps- Florida professionals volunteer their time on a pro bono basis. Thus, the fees that we charge to a nonprofit are significantly discounted. The fees can be per hour, on a retainer, or a flat fee basis until the project is completed, based on projected time, client budget and the service levels we provide.

We only consult with nonprofit organizations, and because we’re also a nonprofit, we understand the financial challenges your organization faces. We do charge a fee for our services because we have found that a financial commitment, however small, usually equates to a commitment to seeing through the projects we undertake on your behalf. When calculating a fee for your project, we look at the time and resources it will involve, and your organization’s budget, including an evaluation of restricted versus unrestricted funds, By taking this flexible approach, we come up with a fee for your project that’s affordable.

Each of our consultants accepts a given assignment that meets his or her professional expertise with an enthusiasm and commitment that adds even greater value and service to the Executive Service Corps- Florida model.

What can you expect from Executive Service Corps- Florida?

You can expect that Executive Service Corps- South Florida and its volunteer consultants will :

  • Deliver intelligent, well-reasoned consulting services specifically until each project is completed.
  • Perform consulting services on a timely basis, as detailed in the Proposal Document.
  • Have at least one of the assigned consultants at every written-noticed meetings.
  • Prepare an agenda for each meeting, sent to all attendees well in advance of the meeting.
  • Use best-practice involvement to keep the project moving forward to meet stated goals, objectives, action steps.
  • Create and send a written Outline Report of each meeting’s actions (unless you designate a client staff member to take notes and write and send the report).
  • Maintain complete confidentiality of all client information, decisions and actions concerned with the project, except that Executive Service Corps- Florida may disclose project results to its program funders for overview purposes.

What will we expect from you as a client?

  • That you’re reasonably certain the approved Proposal recommendations and plans of Executive Service Corps- Florida consultants can and will be implemented, and you have the necessary resources to implement them.
  • That you’ll provide in a timely manner with all reasonable requests by our consultants for information, documentation, communication and scheduling of meetings – and will complete any follow-up work prior to the next scheduled meeting.
  • That Executive Service Corps- Florida can use your organization’s name in our promotional efforts and will provide a testimonial about our service results. Also, that you’ll complete the periodic reviews of the services we provided when we send them to you.