Client Application

Compass grants pro bono consulting services to nonprofits that benefit the Greater Philadelphia community.

The deadlines for nonprofits to apply for a 2021-22 Classic and Micro Project have passed. Please check back in April 2022 for our 2022-23 nonprofit client application.

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*

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

Classic Project 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.