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We leverage the skills of local business professionals to provide high-quality consulting services – free of charge to our nonprofit clients! For more information, subscribe to our mailing list, or contact Melissa Lapica, Managing Director, at
America SCORES Chicago, 2022-23 Client

We provide highly personalized consulting projects to our nonprofit clients by recruiting, training, and supporting teams of volunteer business professionals. The projects last four months, and have an in-kind value of approximately $75,000 – provided free of charge! The application closed on October 20, join our mailing list to get notified of upcoming opportunities.


  • Application dates: September 11 – October 20
  • Clients selected: mid-November
  • Client orientation: January
  • Project duration: late January to late May

Service Lines
Our consulting projects are organized into service lines, view the full descriptions here. Applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule a conversation with Melissa Lapica to discuss project options.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Registered IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit
  • Local mission – benefits the Greater Chicago community
  • Mission does not promote specific religious beliefs or political parties
  • Ability to support a team of six consultants during a 5-month engagement:
      • Executive Director meets weekly with Compass Pro Bono Project Leader
      • Organization hosts introductory meeting with Compass Pro Bono team
      • Staff available to Compass Pro Bono team to provide information and answer questions
      • Access to Board Members for interviews and Board meetings for key presentations

On Demand engagements are short-term (eight weeks) pro bono services in which Compass matches one volunteer with one nonprofit to address an immediate strategic challenge.

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