Since 2001, Friends of Compass has developed an exceptional track record of delivering invaluable capacity-building consulting services to nonprofits: over 2,000 business professionals have volunteered on 400 projects for 300 local nonprofits. The value of their time and labor averages $150,000 per project, but Compass provides all services at no charge. At the end of a project, nonprofit leaders have an objective and clear understanding of their own organization and a strong plan for moving into the future. In turn, each member of the Compass team develops a deep and personal commitment to the nonprofit world – perhaps for the first time. Every nonprofit is different and Compass makes sure that each one has the time and team to make a real difference: by carefully screening applications from nonprofits, selecting a Project Leader to manage and motivate the team, and recruiting and training volunteers with the right education and experience. Smaller nonprofits truly flourish with high-level guidance and long-term support. A gift to Compass is a gift to all of them.