Research & Publications

“We, as leaders of social change organizations, are driven by our heart and passion – this book allows for thoughtful and deliberate analysis to evaluate and develop a business model that propels our mission and strengthens our organization while never compromising our philosophies.” – Gloria Aguilera Terry, Texas Council on Family Violence on Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability

“This book provides valuable tools both for becoming a more effective leader and for encouraging others to develop their own leadership skills.” – Ellen Dumesnil, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Economic Development Services on Coaching Skills for Nonprofit Managers and Leaders

CompassPoint’s books, research reports, and newsletters are written to be practical, useful, timely, and accessible. Through our publishing we develop more effective nonprofit leaders and well-managed organizations with adaptive systems, skills, and culture by offering relevant programming for people at all levels of experience and in a wide range of organizational roles. With some of the country’s foremost nonprofit management and leadership experts on staff, you can count on us to provide the best information available today.

Blue Avocado

CompassPoint, along with the Alliance of Nonprofits for Insurance, Risk Retention Group (ANI) and the Nonprofits’ Insurance Alliance of California (NIAC), co-sponsors Blue Avocado, the free nonprofit online magazine for community nonprofits. Learn more and register for a free subscription.

Board Café

One of the most read and revered newsletters for nonprofit boards. Board Café is written by Jan Masaoka with contributions from top experts in the field. Read More.

Books by Our Staff

CompassPoint’s books are grounded in our over 35 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations and staff. Our books provide readers with frameworks, strategies, and best practices they can immediately use to adapt and advance their work in the sector. Read More.

Planet 501c3

Planet501c3 is the cartoon for the nonprofit sector – because we sometimes need to laugh (at ourselves) to get through the day. Have a Laugh!

Research Reports

Our research is timely, relevant, and addresses the issues that nonprofits are facing today. Read More.

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