Greater Washington

Strategic Consulting

Volunteering with Compass

Compass provides pro bono consulting services to nonprofits in Greater Washington. Our consulting projects are completed by teams of volunteers from the local business community. These volunteer teams are carefully selected and trained, and are supported by Compass throughout the entirety of the project.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • On Demand Program – Application now open, learn more and apply.
  • Classic Projects – Application opens late August.
  • Micro Projects – Application opens mid-December.

For more information, please read our FAQs or contact Hallie Smith, Tonya Miles or Alexandra Rivera.

Volunteer Roles

PROJECT LEADERS manage their nonprofit client and the volunteers on their team, on average spending three to five hours per week. Project Leaders should have an MBA, a similar advanced degree, and/or significant management consulting experience.

TEAM MEMBERS: Compass seeks professionals who have expertise in strategy, finance, technology, HR, marketing, fundraising, law, and other areas, as well as individuals with board and nonprofit experience. All applicants must have at least one year of post-undergraduate professional experience

We do not accept anyone currently enrolled in undergrad, or full-time graduate programs.

Compass Consulting Programs

Click below to learn about all of our pro bono consulting programs.

Classic Projects

Compass Classic Projects run from October through May and are composed of teams nine volunteers: one Project Leader, one Deputy Project Leader and seven Team Members. Project Leaders dedicate approximately 3-5 hours per week, and Deputies and Team Members dedicate approximately 2-3 hours per week.

Classic Project Volunteer applications open in late August.

Micro Projects

Compass Micro Projects run from late January through May and are composed of teams of five volunteers: one Project Leader, and four Team Members. Project Leaders dedicate approximately 3-5 hours per week, and Team Members dedicate approximately 2-3 hours per week.

Micro Project Volunteer Applications open in mid-December.

On Demand Program

The On Demand Program pairs a nonprofit client with a single volunteer for a short term (eight week) consulting project or Thought Partner engagement.

To learn more and apply, click here.

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