Compass provides pro bono consulting services to nonprofits whose work benefits either the Greater Washington, DC or Greater Philadelphia community. Compass recruits, trains and supports teams of volunteers, mainly MBAs from top business schools, who provide the consulting services.
Through a careful screening and interviewing process, Compass chooses nonprofit clients. Compass Greater Washington, DC selected 60 clients for the 2015-2016 project year. Compass Greater Philadelphia selected ten clients for the 2015-2016 project year. Compass then selects graduates from top business schools or senior business professionals who have Compass experience as Project Leaders, and then staffs each project team with a mix of volunteers who bring complementary skills and experience. Compass carefully matches Project Leaders, volunteers and clients to create the most effective working relationships. Projects last approximately seven months – from early fall until late spring.