About Us



CompassPoint intensifies the impact
of fellow nonprofit leaders, organizations,
and networks as we achieve
social equity together. 


We are a national nonprofit leadership and strategy practice based in Oakland, CA. For over 40 years, we have strengthened nonprofit leadership and supported organizations and movement networks to adapt and operate strategically. We also collaborate with fellow capacity builders and regularly share research and tools with the field at large.

We view leadership development
and capacity building as means
to accelerating social justice.


We work best with leaders and organizations who see their work in a social justice context and have a commitment to continuous reflection and adaptation.

Read more about CompassPoint's impact

Our diverse team and key partners draw from a toolbox that includes facilitation, teaching, coaching, consulting, and peer learning. Through intensive cohort leadership development programs, we equip people with the skills, knowledge, and support to powerfully engage in the process of leadership.

We work together, often in teams, to
co-design with our clients and funders projects that are rigorous, relevant, and engaging of constituent voices
and perspectives.


We invite you to review our theory of change, first developed in 2011 with the guidance of jdcPartnerships, to learn more about our stance and approach to this work. 


Questions about partnering with us?

Contact us at info@compasspoint.org.




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Governance Documents

CompassPoint is pleased to share our Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and key governance documents below. We are grateful for the extensive pro bono advice and counsel with regard to those documents provided by Tom Silk of Silk Nonprofit Law.

We invite you to download and adapt any and all of these documents for your own use. Please note that these materials are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. You should not rely upon this information for any purpose without seeking the advice of an attorney in your state taking into account applicable state and local laws as well as the facts of your specific situation. CompassPoint thus expressly disclaims all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all the contents of the documents posted on this website.

IRS Form 990

Audited Financial Statements