CompassPoint’s Resources page supplements our one-on-one programmatic work with organizations and individuals by offering users helpful information on nonprofit management-related topics and terminology. Explore our extensive library of nonprofit Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), special templates, and online trainings. Visit us in the coming months to see our updated links and referrals to recommended sites and providers.


CompassPoint is pleased to make available select templates and checklists for organizations to use as guides or best practices in their work. More Information.

Nonprofit Board Basics Online

Nonprofit Board Basics Online is a free online training tool designed to help people who want to volunteer in their communities and learn more about becoming a member of a nonprofit board. Users can attend interactive sessions about board service, talk with animated characters, and watch short videos of others talking about their nonprofit board experiences. The site also offers a short self assessment about board service.

This project was funded by a grant from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The original idea for Nonprofit Board Basics grew out of Cisco Systems, which contracted with CompassPoint in 2003 to develop a similar course for Cisco employees. Although the primary audience for training is corporate employees, the virtual conference is available to anyone interested in learning more about nonprofit boards. Learn More.


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