Philadelphia

Nonprofits

Pro Bono Strategic Consulting

Compass provides highly personalized strategic consulting projects to nonprofits by recruiting, training, and supporting teams of volunteer business professionals. Our consulting projects help our clients address key strategic challenges and opportunities. While our processes help guide our work, each Compass project and team is unique and tailored to the specific needs of each client.

For more information, review our Nonprofit FAQs or contact Megan Tomey, Program Manager, at mtomey@compassphilly.org  If you would like to be added to our email list to receive updates about upcoming opportunities, please contact us.

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Micro Projects

Nonprofits are matched with a team of five volunteer consultants from the local business community to conduct a strategic consulting project. Projects run from late February through June, and are valued at approximately $65,000. For more information please contact Megan Tomey, Program Manager, at mtomey@compassphilly.org.

The Micro Project Nonprofit Application closed on November 18.

Timeline

  • The Micro Project application closed on November 18.
  • Applicants are encouraged to schedule a conversation with Megan Tomey, Program Manager, to discuss project options.
  • Following the application deadline, Compass interviews the Executive Director to determine the readiness for a Compass project.
  • Clients are selected and announced in mid-December, and will attend an orientation in February.
  • Volunteer applications will open in January, teams will be formed, trained, and begin working on the project by late February.
  • Projects conclude by June.

Project Service Lines

Compass offers projects in different “Service Lines,” or topics. Nonprofit applicants select one service line and project focus in the nonprofit application. View the 2022-2023 Micro Project Service Lines here. For general descriptions of our Service Lines please click here.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Registered IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
  • Local mission – nonprofit work benefits Greater Philadelphia in the following counties: Philadelphia (PA), Montgomery (PA), Chester (PA), Delaware (PA), Bucks (PA), Burlington (NJ), Camden (NJ), and/or Gloucester (NJ).
  • Mission does not promote specific religious beliefs or political party/movement.

Classic Projects

Nonprofits are matched with a team of nine volunteer consultants from the local business community to conduct a strategic consulting project. Projects run from late September through May, and are valued at approximately $200,000.

The Classic Project Nonprofit Application opens each spring. View our 2022-23 Classic Clients here.

Timeline

  • The Classic project application is open from April to June each year.
  • Following the application deadline, Compass interviews the Executive Director and Board Chair to determine the readiness for a Compass project.
  • Clients are selected and announced in late-August.
  • Project Leaders begin working with clients in September. Teams will be formed, trained, and begin working on the project by late October, with projects concluding by June of the following year.

If you would like to be added to our email list to receive updates about next year’s application, please contact Megan Tomey, Program Manager, at mtomey@compassphilly.org.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
  • Mission that benefits Greater Philadelphia*
  • Minimum operating budget of $650,000.
  • Minimum of three full-time paid staff.
  • 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 NJ counties: Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester