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4615 THEATRE COMPANY
4615 Theatre Company is committed to reinvigorating classic pieces as well as staging provocative contemporary plays, while also giving young artists a space to collaborate and push the boundaries of conventional theatre.
4615 Theatre is receiving an INCUBATOR project.
ABRAMSON SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
The Abramson Scholarship Foundation works to ensure that motivated District of Columbia public high school graduates have the opportunity to attend college and the tools to succeed once they get there.
The Abramson Scholarship Foundation is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project.
THE ACTORS’ CENTER
The Actors’ Center empowers actors in the Washington DC-area to achieve their highest potential, fulfilling this mission by providing members exclusive access to casting, training and networking opportunities.
The Actors’ Center is receiving a SUSTAINABILITY ANALYSIS project.
AID ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
The Aid Association is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes relating to the blind or the visually impaired and/or relating to the conditions that affect the eye and vision.
The Aid Association is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project.
ALLIANCE FOR NEW MUSIC-THEATRE
The Alliance for New Music-Theatre fosters the collaboration of artists; nurtures the creation, development, and performance of new works; and engages audiences in the creative process to promote an appreciation and deeper understanding of the transformative power of music-theatre.
The Alliance for New Music-Theatre is receiving a FUNDING STRATEGY project.
CITY KIDS WILDERNESS PROJECT
City Kids builds youth resiliency, broadens horizons, and ensures skills for success, through intensive, long-term programming using wilderness settings to encourage growth.
City Kids Wilderness Project is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project.
COMMON GOOD CITY FARM
Common Good City Farm works to create a vibrant, informed, and well-nourished community through urban farming. Common Good City Farm provides low-income and area residents with access to healthy produce, youth education and employment programs, and adult farm-based educational sessions.
Common Good City Farm is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project.
Compass’ mission is to inspire the active engagement of business professionals with their local nonprofits to transform communities.
Compass is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project.
Congressional Chorus transforms lives and inspires people to embrace our common humanity through the performance of American choral music.
Congressional Chorus is receiving a SUSTAINABILITY ANALYSIS project.
THE FAMILY PLACE
The Family Place empowers low-income families and fosters the optimal development of their young children through educational and support services.
The Family Place is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project.
GALA, Grupo de Artistas Latinoamericanos
GALA preserves and promotes Latino arts and culture and shares this rich Hispanic heritage through its theatre productions and other diverse performing arts programs.
GALA is receiving a SUSTAINABILITY ANALYSIS project.
HORIZONS GREATER WASHINGTON
Horizons Greater Washington develops public-private partnerships between independent and public school communities to empower economically disadvantaged students to realize their full potential.
Horizons Greater Washington is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project.
KIWANIS FOUNDATION OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
The Kiwanis Foundation serves the children and families of DC through direct service, scholarships, and grants to local organizations.
The Kiwanis Foundation is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project.
LIVE IT LEARN IT
Live It Learn It partners with schools and cultural institutions to create and deliver experiential learning opportunities for students in order to increase students’ self-efficacy, motivation, and achievement
Live It Learn It is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project.
MCLEAN PROJECT FOR THE ARTS
The McLean Project for the Arts exhibits the work of emerging and established artists from the Mid-Atlantic region, promotes public awareness and understanding of the concepts of contemporary art, and offers instruction and education in the visual arts.
McLean Project for the Arts is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project.
SHOUT MOUSE PRESS
Shout Mouse Press is a nonprofit writing and publishing program dedicated to amplifying unheard voices through writing workshops designed for all levels of literacy and empowering those from marginalized communities to tell their own stories in their own voices as published authors.
Shout Mouse Press is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project.
Synetic redefines theater by blending innovative techniques and movement, investing in artists’ growth, and creating unforgettable visceral experiences for any audience.
Synetic Theater is receiving a BOARD DEVELOPMENT project.
Theatre Prometheus explores and promotes women-focused, diverse narratives. The Theatre is committed to providing opportunities to local artists, creating productions both by and for the community.
Theatre Prometheus is receiving a SUSTAINABILITY ANALYSIS project.
WASHINGTON INNER CITY LACROSS FOUNDATION (WINNERS LACROSSE)
WINNERS uses character based education and the sport of lacrosse as vehicles to teach life skills to boys and girls from the inner city neighborhoods of Washington, DC. WINNERS offers elementary and middle school lacrosse leagues, summer camps, and lacrosse clinics.
WINNERS is receiving a BOARD DEVELOPMENT project.
WASHINGTON LITERACY CENTER
The mission of the Washington Literacy Center is to raise the literacy level of adults in Washington, D.C. so they may function on the job, in the family and in society.
Washington Literacy Center is receiving a SUSTAINABILITY ANALYSIS project.
WASHINGTON AREA PERFORMING ARTS VIDEO ARCHIVE (WAPAVA)
WAPAVA’s mission is to preserve and document live theater in the Washington, DC metropolitan area through producing and archiving video recordings, representing a cross-section of Washington-area theaters.
WAPAVA is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project.
The Welders is a DC-based playwrights’ collective whose mission is to establish an evolving, alternative platform for play development and production. The Welders produce theatrical works by DC playwrights and strive to create significant direct engagement between artists and members of the community.
The Welders is receiving a STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT project.
Micro Service Lines:
BOARD DEVELOPMENT projects improve board effectiveness and engagement to sustain a high-performing board. Compass helps the Board build a foundation for governance, recruitment, training, committee structures, and meeting practices.
FUNDING STRATEGY projects help nonprofits broaden or deepen their sources of revenue and work toward long-term sustainability through effective fundraising. These projects can recommend untapped sources for funding, screen out less promising sources, recommend improved communication, or evaluate earned income ventures. (Applicants must have a current strategic plan in place.
The Compass team will work with a small nonprofit to accelerate growth by addressing the client’s most pressing needs. Incubator projects provide volunteers a unique opportunity to engage in a meaningful way with a small and/or early stage nonprofit and have a significant impact on the trajectory of the organization.
STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT projects help nonprofits articulate their strategic goals, so the entire organization is aligned. These projects examine mission, vision, programs, targeted beneficiaries, desired changes, strategic objectives and supporting activities, as well as the alignment of financial/staff resources and strategic priorities. The exact focus varies depending on each client’s needs and situation
The Compass team will analyze the short- and long-term sustainability of nonprofit organizations. The team will provide a 3-5 year strategic financial plan, highlighting places of strength as well as risk factors. Also will provide information about the competitive landscape and environmental factors that may affect the organization now or down the line. Evaluation will help nonprofits understand their own sustainability so they can plan ahead to manage risk.