Greater Washington

Consulting Services

Consulting Services

Compass grants pro bono consulting services to nonprofits that serve the Greater Washington community.

Classic Projects
Pro bono consulting projects that run for approximately eight months from late September to May. For more information on our service line offerings, click here.

The application closed on June 8, 2022. If you need assistance with an existing application, please email

On Demand Program
Nonprofits are matched with a volunteer for a short term, eight week engagement. Learn more and apply to On Demand. 

For More Information
Review our FAQs or contact Hallie Smith, Executive Director.

Classic Project Eligibility Requirements

  • Registered IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit
  • Local mission – benefits Greater Washington (DC, Northern Virginia, and/or suburban Maryland)
  • Mission does not promote specific religious beliefs or political parties/movements
  • Minimum operating budget of $650,000
  • Minimum of three full-time staff
  • Active Board of Directors

Please contact us if you have any questions around our eligibility requirements.

Classic Project Timeline

  • The nonprofit client 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 Hallie Smith, Executive Director, at