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Sorkin Center

Nonprofit Board Services

The Sorkin Center supports nonprofit boards and professionals interested in joining boards with the following services:

  • Sorkin Summit 2020 – See Below
  • Customized trainings for individual boards in governance, finance, fundraising, and Board Chair/Executive Director partnership
  • Customized trainings for foundation grantees
  • Trainings for corporate employees serving on a nonprofit board or seeking to join a board
  • Retreat Facilitation
  • Strategic Planning Consulting
  • On Board Board Matching

For more information about the Sorkin Center services, please contact Jeff Franco, Director of the Sorkin Center, at jfranco@compassdc.org.

Sorkin Summit 2020

The third annual Sorkin Center Summit is May 14, 2020.  The Summit is a training for nonprofit Board Members and Executive Directors, covering best practices in board governance, nonprofit finance and fundraising.

Board members from the same nonprofit often attend the Summit as a group, along with their Executive Director. This joint learning lets the newly trained board members immediately translate their knowledge into action on their own board. The Summit also provides opportunities for Board Members to meet fellow local nonprofit leaders.

Please contact Wendy Gualtieri at wgualtieri@compassdc.org or 202-280-1761 for more information, or to be contacted when registration opens.

To donate to the Sorkin Center for Nonprofit Governance, please click here:

History of the Sorkin Center

The Sorkin Center for Nonprofit Governance was established in honor of Jerry Sorkin, a former senior executive at Corporate Executive Board (CEB). Sorkin’s passion for nonprofit work and board service led him to develop a nonprofit board training program for CEB staff members interested in joining nonprofit boards.

After his death in 2016, Sorkin’s colleagues at CEB decided to honor his legacy by extending his mentorship to a future generation of leaders through the Sorkin Center, where his training and passion for nonprofit governance will continue to inspire individuals. CEB selected Compass as the home for the Sorkin Center.

“Our goal is to help these nonprofit leaders and their organizations reach their full potential so they can have an even greater impact in our communities.” – Jerry Sorkin