CompassPoint Nonprofit Services
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services intensifies the impact of fellow nonprofit leaders, organizations and networks working to achieve social equity. Its integrated practice offers strong teaching, coaching, consulting and peer-learning—all grounded in deep nonprofit leadership expertise.
Through the Community Leadership Project, CompassPoint is providing technical assistance and leadership training to small and midsize organizations.
Regions Served: Greater San Francisco Bay Area and San Joaquin Valley
Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Solano and Sonoma counties
Phase 1 (2009-2012): $500,000
Phase 2 (current): $211,039
During the first phase of the Community Leadership Project, CompassPoint worked to improve leadership and develop up to 60 grassroots organizations. It also worked with the 16 organizations that were supported by California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) and Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), two Phase 1 intermediaries working in the San Joaquin Valley.
Much of CompassPoint’s program took place by collaborating with CRLA and ILRC and by listening for the true needs and interests of the grassroots organizations. CompassPoint provided these organizations with fully subsidized participation in the following programs designed to meet the needs of leaders of color and organizations serving communities of color:
- Executive Director 101
- Management 101 for Emerging Leaders
- Peer Learning Circles
- Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color
Now, in Phase 2, CompassPoint is conducting a Strategy Clinic to help 20 CLP grantee organizations increase their ability to adapt to change. This will be accomplished through a group learning and working environment. Organization leaders will identify and develop a plan to achieve their goals. At the end of the project, group members will complete individualized strategic plans that include market-tested strategies, a theory of change and a dashboard to monitor progress and support ongoing learning.
CompassPoint is partnering with Community Leadership Project grantmaking intermediaries to identify potential program attendees. Participants were selected through an open and competitive application process.
Read more about the CompassPoint program on our Highlights page.
Project Launched: Summer 2009