"As we learned and challenged each other, and ourselves, we became better leaders -- leaders who are not only dedicated to creating positive change in our community, but leaders who are also equipped with the skills needed to do it effectively."
- Lupe Poblano and Camille Llanes-Fontanilla, NGLC program alumni
"It is strategic to support…CompassPoint…because they have the knowledge, skills and track record in developing leadership and building the capacity of nonprofits, particularly in communities of color."
– Sandra Martínez, The California Wellness Foundation
COHORT LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS
Our cohort leadership development programs are unique in that they each combine transformative leadership development with essential management skills-building. The result is a powerful mix of clarity and commitment to your personal leadership path in the sector and a toolbox of relevant management skills to apply at your current and future organizations.
Our programs use a range of modalities – teaching, consulting, coaching, and peer learning – and an approach that integrates management skill building, leadership development, and a multicultural framework. By cultivating more effective leaders and organizations through these holistic program methods, we, in turn, contribute to creating a more powerful nonprofit sector and community advocates who are better prepared and able to advance a fair, just, and healthy society.
Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color
Created in 2004 by CompassPoint and the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT), the Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color (FACC) is an intensive training and coaching program specifically for fundraising staff, board members, and other volunteers within nonprofits based in communities of color. Over 100 organizations have graduated from the academy, with learning cohorts supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, The California Endowment, and PG&E. The academy draws upon the expertise of seasoned fundraising professionals of color and provides a framework for learning and skills development that includes interactive training, coaching, and peer learning. Read more.
Next Generation Leaders of Color (NGLC) Leadership Development Program
NGLC Project Lead
The Next Generation Leaders of Color program uses a multicultural leadership framework to guide managers of color in Bay Area health and human service organizations to master the ability to supervise, develop, inspire, and influence people - and with special emphasis on financial strategy. Read more.
The Strong Field Project
The Strong Field Project, launched in 2010, is a four-year effort aimed at building a strong, coordinated network of domestic violence service providers in California. The Project will develop individual leadership skills, stronger organizations, and expanded networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities to strengthen the entire field. Read more.
Leadership Development Program for Managers and Executives Serving Transition-Age Youth
Now in its fifth year, the Leadership Development Program for Executives Serving Transition-Age Youth was developed by CompassPoint with funding from The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) to address the changing needs of leadership professionals serving transition-age youth. Read more.
Nonprofit Strategy Clinic
The Nonprofit Strategy Clinic supports a cohort of nonprofit leaders working in Central Valley as they guide their organizations through a thoughtful strategic planning process. This program is made possible through the generous support of the Hewlett, Irvine, and Packard foundations. Read more.
Show Me the Money- Nonprofits Talking Taxes
The Building Movement Project and CompassPoint Nonprofit Services have developed the project, “Talking About Taxes,” to inspire and activate staff of nonprofits to become engaged in the reform efforts to overhaul California’s tax and budget structure. We believe an important first step is for everyone who works for any nonprofit to understand California’s tax and budget structure and the various reforms that are being proposed to fix it. Helping people form their opinions about public funding and taxes and increasing civic engagement is one of the first steps of taking action. Read more.
Coaching and Philanthropy Project
The Coaching and Philanthropy Project was created to help nonprofits and funders become conscious consumers of coaching as a means for leadership development and organizational effectiveness, and to develop the coaching profession to support the needs of nonprofit organizations. Read more
Executive Transitions Initiative
Funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation with local funding and nonprofit partners, this initiative has two components: 1) bringing CompassPoint's services to nonprofit grantees of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and 2) replicating CompassPoint's Executive Transitions programs in local communities. Read more.
San Francisco Mayor's Office of Community Investment
This long-running initiative provides training and capacity-building support to nonprofit organization grantees of the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Community Investment. Read more.