Client Application

Compass grants pro bono consulting services to nonprofits that benefit the Greater Philadelphia community. The Classic Project application closed on June 7, 2021.

For more information on our projects and Service Lines, you can review our Consulting Services Overview and Nonprofit FAQs.

If you would like to inquire about a Compass project or be added to our email distribution, please contact Shelley Dinehart at

2021-22 Eligibility Requirements

  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
  • Mission that benefits Greater Philadelphia*
  • Minimum budget of $500,000
  • Minimum of three full-time staff members
  • Local active Board of Directors

We do not accept clients that promote specific religious or political beliefs.

*Includes PA counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia, and Camden County, NJ

Application Process

  • Client application is open April to June.
  • From June to August, Compass interviews the Executive Director and Board Chair of all applicants that meet the basic criteria to determine the readiness for a Compass project.
  • Compass announces clients in mid-August.
  • Project Leaders begin working with clients in September. Teams will be formed, trained, and working by late October, with projects completed before June.