Campus Compact

Educating Citizens, Building Communities

Boston, MA   |  www.compact.org

Mission

Campus Compact advances the public purposes of colleges and universities by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility.

Ruling year info

2000

Principal Officer

Dr. Andrew J. Seligsohn

Main address

89 South Street Suite 103

Boston, MA 02111 USA

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EIN

05-0493226

NTEE code info

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Campus Compact

Campus Compact's work encompasses a broad range of activities designed to increase the effectiveness of those working to make higher education institutions vital agents of civic renewal:

* Training for faculty, staff, students, administrators, and community partners
* Research on effective programs and practices
* Resources, including print and online books, periodicals, models, and tools
* Leadership development for presidents, students, and others
* Capacity building through VISTAs, infrastructure support, and resources
* Advocacy and policy work on issues relating to higher education at the state and national levels
* Grants, funding, and awards for engaged work
* Partnerships with academic, community, business, and government leaders
* Campus consultation to meet specific needs

Population(s) Served
Students

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes communities of practice, skill-based workshops, webinars, conference offerings. Note: this year includes the livestreaming of our national conference and 5,000 unique views.

Number of organizations receiving capacity-building services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

K-12 schools and youth-serving organizations building capacity for civic learning, access to college through partnerships with higher education

Number of organizations that increase their efficiency, effectiveness, and/or program reach

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

K-12 schools and youth-serving organizations building capacity for civic learning, access to college through partnerships with higher education

Number of people earning a micro-credential

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

A framework for community engagement professionals to grow and achieve in the field in ways that encourage effective, inclusive, and equity-based partnerships and practices.

Number of individuals with improved academic engagement or socio-emotional skills

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

K-12 schools and youth-serving organizations building capacity for civic learning, access to college through partnerships with higher education

Number of people who submit applications to earn a micro-credential.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

A framework for community engagement professionals to grow and achieve in the field in ways that encourage effective, inclusive, and equity-based partnerships and practices.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our work seeks to build participatory and democratic communities--a country characterized by full participation in the economy, in society, and in our democracy. This includes public policy shaped by engaged, informed, and equitable participation, widely shared opportunity and prosperity, and equitable participation in social and cultural life.

We support colleges and universities pursue the public purposes of higher education. This includes:
--Building curricular and co-curricular programs to ensure all students are prepared for participation in communities and democracy
--Contributing to substantive partnerships for education, health, community and regional economic development, sustainability
--Integrating practical commitments to equity and justice into the fabric of all institutional programs and partnerships
--Intentionally contributing to efforts that challenge the forces that debilitate communities and democracy--especially polarization and inequality
--Ensuring that all aspects of institutional action--teaching, scholarship, purchasing, admissions, financial aid, human resources, etc.--are aligned in pursuit of public good
--Setting expectations for all members of the university community to contribute actively to these efforts

Our strategic plan sets specific goals through 2025 for building the movement for the public purposes of higher education, mobilizing our membership for change, and building our capacity as stewards for change.

Campus Compact catalyzes change in colleges and universities by bringing people together and enabling them to re-shape their institutions. We build resources to deepen understanding of higher education engagement; convene and connect people to learn from Campus Compact and each other and to strengthen networks for action; make the case to institutional leaders, higher education influencers, and the broader public about the importance of engaged higher education; and support place-based efforts to seize opportunities and meet challenges.

We continuously develop and offer new resources (publications, the CompactNation Podcast, toolkits, knowledge hubs) to support institutional change. We convene people for networking and resource sharing and inspire action through Communities of Practice, conferences, webinars, training, and affinity group work (research universities, community colleges). We offer a Credential for Community Engagement Professionals comprised of micro-credentials related to core competencies such as community partnerships, engaged teaching and learning, equity and inclusion, engaged research, and more. We are happy to share metrics on progress tracked through our organizational dashboard.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Our student fellows asked for ways to work together on issues directly so we developed new platforms (via Slack) for collaboration and resource exchange.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, member colleges and universities, national nonprofit partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Campus Compact

Board of directors
as of 2/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner

SUNY Buffalo State

Term: 2017 - 2023

Jonathan Alger

James Madison University

Teresa Amott

Knox College

Bill Coppolla

Tarrant County College--Southeast Campus

Robert Jones

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dave McInally

Coe College

Leroy Morishita

California State University, East Bay

Karen Stout

Achieving the Dream

Mark Thomas

KPMG

Cheryl Whaley

Paradox Strategies

Lily McNair

Tuskegee University

Javier Cevallos

Framingham State University

Jessica Howard

Chemeketa Community College

Alexander Cartwright

University of Central Florida

Waded Cruzado

Montana State University

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/22/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/30/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.