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Compass accepts applications from nonprofits in Greater Washington, DC, Greater Philadelphia, and Chicago. Compass works with nonprofits that represent a broad range of issue areas, but all clients must provide services that benefit their local community.

Compass has served clients with missions that focus on education, arts, social services, family and youth, literacy, grief and loss, housing, hunger, the elderly, domestic violence, health, substance abuse and more.

Compass projects cover one of the following Service Lines: Board Development; Funding Strategies; Strategic Alignment; Strategic Planning, Strategic Partnerships and Collaborations and Strategic Marketing. To learn more about the types of projects offered, click here: Compass Service Lines

Benefits to Nonprofits

Compass’ consulting services often extend beyond the specific scope of the project. Compass not only delivers focused analyses and recommendations, but also advises along the way, so that our clients can internalize the most useful and relevant management principles. At the end of projects:

  • Executive Directors experience a sense of renewal and energy, and an increased feeling of partnership with their Board.
  • Board members and staff experience a higher level of clarity around goals, roles and methods.
  • Nonprofits see a more efficient use of resources through improved management and financial planning.
  • Compass volunteers often stay involved with their client, and in many cases, join the Board.