Sorkin Center

Nonprofit Board Services

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

For more information about the Sorkin Center services, please contact Jeff Franco, Director of the Sorkin Center, at

Support the Sorkin Center

To donate to the Sorkin Center by credit card, please click here and select the Sorkin Center:

As a nonprofit, our work is made possible by the generous support of individuals, foundations and corporations who believe in our mission to provide best practices, tools, and a network of practitioners for nonprofit boards.  Please note, gifts to the Sorkin Center are run through Compass, but designated for Sorkin.

Please mail a check payable to Friends of Compass to:

Compass Greater Washington
P.O. Box 4995 • Washington, DC 20008

Click here to find Compass at your Donor-Advised Fund. Please use “Friends of Compass, Inc.” when arranging donations through charitable funds.

Contact Wendy Gualtieri at or 202-280-1761 for additional information.

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