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Frank Pisch

Chairman and founder of The Compass Group.

As founder of The Compass Group, Frank Pisch has over forty years of results-driven fundraising experience, securing more than $4 billion in philanthropic support for nonprofits.


Frank has advanced the missions of hundreds of organizations through capital campaigns, major gift fundraising, strategic planning, and fundraising counsel.

Previously, Frank worked at national consulting firm Ketchum, Inc., Berry College in Georgia, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He is also a CASE Industry Advisory Council Member.

Frank holds a master’s degree from Antioch New England Graduate School and bachelor’s from the University of Connecticut School of Education.

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The Spirit of Philanthropy

Fundraising for a Better World

In The Spirit of Philanthropy, Frank Pisch dissects fundraising, showing how it is both an art and a science.  Pisch, the founder of The Compass Group, uses his knowledge in the field to give philanthropists an understanding of best practices for fundraising. Building a great team, finding the best volunteers,…

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