Introduction

Thank you for your interest in applying to volunteer for Compass On Demand consulting. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Compass developed new programs to deliver short-term pro bono services focused on the immediate needs of nonprofits by providing business professionals with an opportunity to support them.  
 
Thought Partners  
Compass connects seasoned business professionals with nonprofit leaders facing urgent decisions regarding programming, finances, strategy, governance, and more. In a confidential setting, Thought Partners provide a trusted ear for scenario planning, courses of action, and may also facilitate difficult conversations among board, staff, and leadership. Depending on a client’s needs, a Thought Partner may offer several informal calls over eight weeks, or schedule formal check-ins with an agenda, reading materials, etc. 
 
Thought Partner Profile: 
  • 10+ years of consulting, business, nonprofit, or executive-level experience 
  • Specialized experience in the project areas you select below
  • Available to the client for 1-2 hours per week for up to 8 weeks 
  • Available to attend virtual volunteer orientation 
On Demand Projects   
Compass connects nonprofits to a business professional with the expertise to quickly understand and address an immediate challenge with tailored recommendations. On Demand Projects address a single issue with projects for up to eight weeks. With approval from Compass, a volunteer may invite another consultant to support the project, but most nonprofits are matched with individuals. Volunteer consultants are not expected to support implementation or execute recommendations, although many do continue to work with their client in a personal capacity after an engagement concludes.  
 
On Demand Volunteer Consultant Profile: 
  • 5+ years of work experience  
  • Specialized skills in the project areas you select below 
  • Ability to work independently with a senior-level client 
  • Available for 2-4 hours per week for up to 8 weeks 
Understanding your skills, background, and areas of expertise will allow us to match you with a nonprofit request that matches your profile. If a nonprofit match is identified, you will be contacted for a brief interview to confirm your availability, interest, and skills. (Please note we do not match current undergraduate or graduate students.)

Please Note: Compass continues to offer extended team based consulting projects in the Fall and the Spring. Please visit our website here.

If you have questions, please contact us:

Beth Dahle
Executive Director
bdahle@compassphilly.org
(610) 745-3223
Megan Tomey
Assistant Program Manager
mtomey@compassphilly.org
(617) 957-9182

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* 1. Name

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* 2. Are you a returning Compass volunteer? (check all that apply)

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* 3. Contact Information

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* 4. What is your employment status?

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* 6. Job Title

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* 7. How many years of work experience do you have?

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* 8. Do you have an MBA? (e.g. eMBA, Full-Time, Part-time, Masters in Management, Certificate, etc.)

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* 10. Select the type of MBA program you completed:

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* 11. Year of MBA Graduation or Program Completion

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* 12. Graduate School (Other than Business School)

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* 13. Undergraduate Education

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* 14. Do you have management or strategy consulting experience?

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* 15. Have you ever served on a nonprofit or corporate Board of Directors? (Check all that apply)

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* 16. Please describe any additional experience working with or for nonprofit organizations that you have not captured above.

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* 17. Are you interested in volunteering for a project, or a Thought Partner? (Please note the volunteer profiles above.)

Project Descriptions – Please select the top 5 project areas you can support as a volunteer consultant, or as a Thought Partner, based on your skills and experience. Note the volunteer profiles above.  

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* 18. Finance

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* 19. Fundraising – Supporting efforts to continue fundraising during the crisis

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* 20. Marketing/Communications

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* 21. Technology

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* 22. Programs

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* 23. Human Resources

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* 24. Governance

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* 25. If you have additional areas of expertise that are not explicitly mentioned above, please share below. 

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* 26. Please upload your resume/CV.

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* 27. LinkedIn Profile:

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* 28. If selected as a Compass volunteer you may gain access to confidential or proprietary information concerning Compass, the community service organization you are supporting and its employees, sponsors, officials, volunteers or third parties with whom such organization is engaged. By typing your name below you agree to hold in confidence all such Confidential Information and not disclose it to any person except in connection with, and reasonable required by, your work as a volunteer in support of such community service organization.

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