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The Bridgespan Group


At a Glance


“Social impact mission.”

“Rewarding work and high relative compensation for the non-profit sector.”

“Amazing and impressive colleagues.”


“Work/life balance of professional services.”

“Double staffing.”

“Lack of benefits for education expenses.”

The Buzz

“Non-profit thought leadership.”

“Seem to be doing amazing work.”

“Social impact-focused but really competitive.”

About The Bridgespan Group


Co-founder and managing partner of The Bridgespan Group, Jeffrey L. Bradach left his post at Harvard Business School’s Organizational Behavior and Social Enterprise Initiative department, where he was a professor, to start the firm. Bradach is widely regarded as a thought leader in nonprofit strategy, social sector leadership, and philanthropy, and is a regular inclusion on Nonprofit Times’ annual Power and Influence Top 50 list.

Helping Others Help Others

Bridgespan’s mission began as—and still is—a dedication to tackling some of society’s toughest issues, including the breaking the cycle of poverty. In fact, the firm’s approach was the subject of two case studies by Harvard Business School. Their core areas of expertise include education; children, youth, and families; public health; and global development. The services that the firm extends toward these groups include consulting to nonprofits, NGOS, impact investors and philanthropists, supporting leadership development, and developing and sharing insights. Some of their representative clients include: The YMCA, The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Sesame Street Workshop, The Salvation Army, The Alzheimer’s Association, Blue Meridian Partners and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, among many others.

The Bridgespan Group

2 Copley Place
7th Floor, Suite 3700B
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 572-2833

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Private Non Profit
Managing Partner and Co-founder: Jeffrey L. Bradach

Major Office Locations

New York
San Francisco

Major Departments & Practices

  • Children, Youth, & Families
  • Education
  • Global Development
  • Philanthropy
  • Public Health
  • Impact Investing
  • Nonprofit Networks