Compass providing pro bono services for area nonprofits

Compass grants pro bono consulting services to nonprofits benefiting the Greater Philadelphia community. Compass’ client application for 2021-22 consulting projects is now open, and Compass will hold two information sessions on April 28 and May 19. In addition, Compass continues to offer short-term capacity building opportunities for nonprofits. Please see below for more information.

NONPROFIT INFORMATION SESSIONS & 2021-22 CLIENT APPLICATION

Compass will conduct two Prospective Client Information Sessions on Wednesday, April 28 at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, May 19 at 11:00 a.m. Attendees will learn about Compass’ program, project service lines, and the application process.

To register for the information sessions on Zoom, please visit the following:

Compass' Client Application for the 2021-22 project year is open through Monday, June 7 at 5:00 p.m. Pro bono consulting projects offered in the following service lines:

  • Board Development
  • Funding Strategy
  • Partnerships, Collaborations & Mergers
  • Strategic Alignment
  • Strategic Marketing

Nonprofit Eligibility:

  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
  • Mission that benefits Greater Philadelphia (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and Camden county, NJ)
  • Minimum budget of $500,000
  • Minimum of three full-time staff members
  • Local active Board of Directors
  • Does not promote specific religious or political beliefs

Classic Projects will kick-off in September. These projects are in-depth strategy projects that help nonprofits make decisions about opportunities, challenges, or changes - and ultimately, aim to make them more sustainable, stronger, and more able to deliver on their mission.

With interest and questions, please contact Shelley Dinehart, Program Manager.

ADDITIONAL PRO BONO OPPORTUNITIES
Quick, tangible, capacity-building opportunities

On Demand Consulting Projects
On Demand Projects address a single issue with projects that run for up to eight weeks. Compass connects nonprofits to a business professional with the expertise to quickly understand and address an immediate challenge with tailored recommendations. A volunteer may invite another consultant to support the project, but most nonprofits are matched with individuals. Volunteer consultants are not expected to support implementation, although many do continue to work with their client in a personal capacity after an engagement concludes.

Thought Partners
Compass connects seasoned business professionals with nonprofit leaders facing urgent decisions regarding programming, finances, strategy, governance, and more. In a confidential setting, Thought Partners provide a trusted ear for scenario planning, courses of action, and may also facilitate difficult conversations among board, staff, and leadership. Depending on a client’s needs, a Thought Partner may offer several informal calls over eight weeks, or schedule formal check-ins with an agenda, reading materials, etc.

A complete list of projects is available here: On Demand & Thought Partner Projects

Nonprofit Eligibility:

  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
  • Mission that benefits Greater Philadelphia (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and Camden county, NJ)
  • Local active Board of Directors
  • Does not promote specific religious or political beliefs

Nonprofits can apply for an On Demand consulting project or a Thought Partner here: Greater Philadelphia Nonprofit Application


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