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Thank you for your interest in applying to be a volunteer on a Compass Pro Bono team. We have an exciting group of nonprofit clients this year. Brief descriptions of the projects can be found on our website at and later in this application. Please read this section carefully before completing the application.

Compass Pro Bono seeks professionals who have expertise in strategy, finance, marketing, operations, technology, HR, fundraising, legal, and numerous other areas, as well as individuals with board and nonprofit experience. All first-time Compass Pro Bono applicants must provide a current resume.

Project Leader
Project Leaders should have an MBA, a similar advanced degree, and/or significant management consulting experience. Project Leaders should expect to commit 4-6 hours/week from late September 2023 through May 2024 leading a team of seven volunteers with the support of a Deputy Project Leader. Project Leaders must attend Project Leader Orientation and Service Line Training (dates below). New Project Leader applicants may be contacted for a video conference interview, so applying early is appreciated.
Project Leader Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 19 at 5:00 p.m.

Team Member
Team Members must have at least one year of post-undergraduate professional experience. Team Members should expect to commit an average of 3 hours/week (including team meetings) from late October 2023 through May 2024 and must attend the two virtual trainings in October: Volunteer Orientation and Service Line Training (dates below).
Team Member Application Deadline: Monday, October 2 at 5:00 p.m.

Please note the following mandatory dates and hold them on your calendar.
 Project Leader Orientation
(Project Leaders only)
September 27, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
 Project Leader Service Line Training
(Project Leaders only) 
October 4, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
 Volunteer Orientation
(All volunteers) 
October 19, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
 Volunteer Service Line Training
(Team Members required, optional for PLs)
October 26, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
We are looking for enthusiastic and empathetic business professionals who are prepared to partner with local nonprofits. It's critical that volunteers enjoy team-based work, have the availability to attend regular team meetings, and are fully prepared to meet the engagement expectations outlined above. Your team, client, and Compass Pro Bono will be counting on you to show up and contribute for the duration of the project.

The Compass Pro Bono program will be hybrid this year. All Compass Pro Bono trainings will be provided live over Zoom and we will hold some social and networking events in-person. At the outset of the project, each team will decide when to hold regular meetings, based on what works best for them. Volunteers can expect that most team meetings will be conducted virtually. Throughout the duration of the project, teams are required to hold at least 3 meetings in-person, which can include the clients. Teams should plan to visit client sites as early as possible.
Again, thank you for your interest in Compass Pro Bono and serving our nonprofit clients. If you have any questions about your qualifications or the selection process, please contact us.

Melinda Johnson, EdD
Executive Director
Tamica Tanksley
Program Director
Samantha Campbell
Associate Program Manager
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