Additional Resources for Nonprofits
Nonprofits seeking services that Compass does not provide are encouraged to explore other support services in the Greater Washington region. There are many organizations that provide assistance to other nonprofits at a reduced or no cost. Below are some of the resources available.
Catalogue for Philanthropy
The Catalogue’s mission is to create healthier and more vibrant communities by connecting caring citizens with worthy community causes. Through its annual print Catalogue, customized corporate portals, and partnerships with other community-minded organizations, it generates visibility and resources for the best community-based nonprofits. The Catalogue leverages the region’s knowledge about philanthropy for the benefit of the entire community.
Learn more here: Catalogue for Philanthropy
Charter Board Partners
Charter Board Partners promotes and fosters exceptional governance in public charter schools so that every charter school has the board it needs to improve student achievement. Charter Board Partners works with public charter schools by recruiting and training individuals and matching them to boards, supporting boards in improving governance, and building and sustaining a network of charter school board members.
Learn more here: Charter Board Partners
DC Bar Pro Bono Program
The DC Bar Pro Bono Program provides legal assistance to community based nonprofit organizations serving low–income communities or those who are economically disadvantaged. They match community-based nonprofits with pro bono legal counsel, conduct trainings and host clinics to provide legal information.
Learn more here: DC Bar Pro Bono Program
Emerging Leaders is an affordable, high quality professional development program that equips young aspiring nonprofit leaders from diverse backgrounds with the skills, management training, self-assessment, mentoring, peer coaching, and confidence to boost their impact on the nonprofit sector. Princeton AlumniCorps runs the program and participants benefit from the organization’s mature network of social change leaders and professional mentors. Emerging Leaders interact with a range of top-level executives and broaden their sector-wide knowledge and network through sessions facilitated by a highly trained executive coach.
Please note: The annual application cycle for interested nonprofit managers has a mid-March deadline
Learn more here: Emerging Leaders
Fair Chance builds the capacity of nonprofit organizations that improve the lives of children and youth living in Washington, DC’s most underserved communities – Wards 5, 6, 7 and 8. Fair Chance partners with promising community-based nonprofits serving children, youth and families in Washington, D.C to improve their capacity, strengthen their sustainability, impact and success. Partner Organizations are selected through a competitive application and selection process conducted twice a year.
Learn more here: Fair Chance
501cTECH is a comprehensive information technology (IT) managed services provider, offering complete outsourced IT as well as co-managed support services. 501cTECH also provides strategic consulting services, such as technology assessment and planning, software needs assessments and selection, IT procurement services, and vendor management. They offer an array of services tailored to meet nonprofit needs and budgets.
Learn more here: 501cTECH
HandsOn Greater DC Cares
HandsOn Greater DC Cares builds the capacity of nonprofits and schools by leveraging community volunteers and corporate partners to generate positive community impact.
HandsOn Greater DC Cares mobilizes volunteers and strengthens nonprofits to better impact communities and the key issues in the Greater DC region.
Learn more here: HandsOn Greater DC Cares
The Leadership Sanctuary
The Leadership Sanctuary offers practical, small-group coaching for nonprofit executive directors in year long programs and workshops. Leaders enjoy the refuge from daily demands, the time to reflect on and build a leadership practice, and the benefits of peer support and quality coaching. The results are more centered and thoughtful leaders aligned with the mission of their organization and with what they need to be effective.
Learn more here: The Leadership Sanctuary
Mosaica: The Center for Nonprofit Development and Pluralism is a values-based multicultural nonprofit organization that provides tools to other nonprofits to build just, inclusive, and thriving communities and societies. Mosaica helps nonprofit organizations become stronger and more effective through training, individual consultation, evaluation, and development of easy-to-use “how to” guides.
Learn more here: Mosaica
Unlike traditional foundations that make cash grants, the Taproot Foundation makes grants of professional consulting services, called Service Grants. Available services include Leadership Development, Strategy Management, Marketing, Website Development and Facilities Design. Every Service Grant is delivered pro bono by a team of 5-6 business professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help a nonprofit in their community.
Learn more here: Taproot
Volunteer Fairfax serves a network of more than 900 member public and private agencies in the region. The Center provides its members with a wide array of programs and service opportunities to enhance their effectiveness in meeting critical community needs. Volunteer Fairfax provides training, education and outreach opportunities to nonprofit members as well as to the broader community.
Learn more here: Volunteer Fairfax