We produce and curate content that informs and inspires leaders and
capacity builders to consider and evolve their practices.

Our Approach

We publish on a weekly, if not daily, basis in our practice. Why? Because when we write, we make sense of what we are learning as we do this work. Because reading the work of others is essential to our own development as capacity builders. Because we have a platform from which to share great content with leaders across the country.

What distinguishes our approach to publishing?

First and foremost, we write alongside our fellow nonprofit leaders and capacity builders—from a place of curiosity and humility, not to establish some definitive expertise.

When we conduct research, such as our Daring to Lead series or our new report, Fundraising Bright Spots, we work in partnership with other intermediaries across the country and we share our process and results broadly and without charge.

We frequently contribute articles and chapters to other publications, especially, The Nonprofit Quarterly, whose daily newswire and quarterly journal we believe are essential resources for progressive leaders and funders.

We produce a weekly e-newsletter, To the Point, which highlights the work of organizations we admire and shares what we are learning, too. And our organization and individual practice members are very active in the blogosphere and in social media to stay in dialogue with our community.



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Ruth McCambridge

“CompassPoint’s work creates buzz not just due to its obvious quality but also because people can relate to it, learn from it, and use it the next day. This is an important issue in bringing research-based knowledge to practice – [you have to] speak the same language as those in the trenches.” 
—Ruth McCambridge, Editor-in-Chief, The Nonprofit Quarterly