The Bridgespan Group is a consulting firm that
serves the nonprofit sector by partnering with leaders in the
social sector to "help scale impact, build leadership, advance
philanthropic effectiveness, and accelerate learning."
The aim of all that work: to tackle some of the
toughest problems facing society today, including breaking the
cycles of poverty--an approach to the social sector that has been
the subject of two case studies by Harvard Business School.
Backed by Bain
The firm was incubated by Bain & Co.--one of
the consulting industry's bold-face names--in 1999 with a $2
million grant, with co-founder Tom Tierney stepping down from his
role as Worldwide Managing Director at Bain at the same time to get
the firm off the ground. Current Bain Managing Director Bob Bechek
serves on the Bridgespan Group's advisory board, and Bain
consultants can opt for a six to twelve month rotation at the
Today, the Bridgespan Group is led by Jeffrey L.
Bradach, who also co-founded the firm. A former Harvard Business
School professor--he left his post upon starting the firm-Bradach
is also a former Bain alumnus, and is widely regarded as a thought
leader in world of nonprofit strategy, social sector leadership and
philanthropy. In addition to regular speaking engagements, he also
blogs at http://www.bridgespan.org/Publications-and-Tools/Transformative-Scale-Resource-Center/Blogs-Jeff-Bradach-Bridgespan.aspx.
IN THE NEWS
Human Rights Campaign Best Places to Work -
Bridgespan is honored to be included in the 2016 list of Best
Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign.
Bridgespan Group Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary
Bridgespan celebrates 15 years of serving mission-driven leaders
Bridgespan Group Announces Launch of India
Cites India as "Crucible for Next Wave of Global Solutions."
The Bridgespan Group Welcomes Neil Nicoll, Y-USA
President Emeritus, as Bridgespan Fellow
Nicoll will advise Bridgespan's research into efforts by
national and international networks to renew and transform their
The Bridgespan Group Welcomes James H. Shelton,
Former Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, as
Shelton will serve as advisor to Bridgespan's anti-poverty
research team .
Roger Martin Becomes Chair of The Bridgespan
Group's Knowledge Advisory Board
Former Dean of Rotman School to help set research and influence