Since 2001, Compass Pro Bono has recruited, trained, and supported over 4500 business professionals to serve as board members or pro bono consultants for over 800 nonprofits, providing $120M in pro bono consulting services. Drawing from a wide range of expertise, business professionals set organizations on a course to sharpen strategies and scale reach to serve communities more efficiently and effectively. Compass volunteers are carefully curated to ensure that nonprofit clients are matched with the most qualified board members or pro bono consultants to help them achieve their organizational goals. Each year in the DC metro area, Compass partners with over 100 local nonprofits across racial, social, and economic lines, with a focus on nonprofits with fewer resources, impacting hundreds of thousands of community members across the region. A gift to Compass helps build a thriving community.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 2

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; MD-Montgomery County; MD-Prince George's County; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church

Population(s) Served: All

Awards & Recognition



Budget (FY2015)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • The current budget for Compass Pro Bono - Greater Washington is: $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

Catalogue charities range in size from $100,000 to $3 million. This graphic indicates the budget range of the organization featured here. If you see an organizational budget above the $3 million mark, that is because the featured charity has grown in size since it first appeared in the Catalogue. We proudly present on our website the work of these "growth" charities.

About Spur Local

Each year 150+ community advocates review applicants on the basis of governance, equity, and impact. Each featured nonprofit has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. Spur Local charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $57 million for nonprofits across the Greater Washington region.

Spur Local looks to friends like you to keep our services independent and entirely free of charge. Consider a small contribution to Spur Local to cap off your gift and help the causes you care about get the full support they deserve!

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