About Us


CP Group 2018

CompassPoint helps leaders, nonprofit organizations, and movements
committed to social justice
realize their full power. 

We are a 45-year-old national nonprofit leadership practice based in Oakland, CA. We believe that nonprofits are powerful vehicles for positive social change and that creating a world free of oppression means practicing liberation inside and out.

We view leadership development
as a means to accelerating
social justice efforts. 

We connect leaders with essential skills and knowledge, cultivate powerful learning communities, and create time and space for people to explore the emotional dimensions of leadership so that we can shift ourselves, our organizations, and our world toward greater justice and equity

Our diverse team and key partners draw from a toolbox that includes facilitationteachingcoaching, and peer learning. Our intensive cohort leadership programs bring together many modes of learning together and center deep relationship-building over multiple months or years. 

Through our publishing and communications, we curate useful resources, share what we’re learning in our own leadership practice, and report on important trends in the nonprofit sector.

Our Vision and Values

We strive to keep our values of racial justice, solidarity, radical imagination, place + community, accountability, learning + rigor, collaboration, and humor + joy at the center of everything we do. 

Explore our Vision and Values here. > 


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