2017 Bridgespan Publications List

08/24/2018 |

Summary

The Bridgespan Group collaborates with a broad range of social sector leaders to develop and share ideas, tools, and insights that can drive breakthrough social impact. A selection of Bridgespan knowledge projects developed during 2017 appears below. Please visit our Insights section to access all resources.

Major Articles/Reports

Bridgespan published 13 major articles/reports in 2017 including:

Onward: Accelerating the Impact of Social Impact Education, Susan Wolf Ditkoff and Ali Kelley, Bridgespan.org, January 11, 2017

Why Indian Nonprofits Are Experts at Scaling Up, Soumitra Pandey, Rohit Menezes, and Swati Ganeti, Stanford Social Innovation Review: Impact India, Spring 2017

Cutting Costs to Increase Impact, Leslie MacKrell, Andrew Belton, Mark Gottfriedson and Jake Fisher, Stanford Social Innovation Review: Impact India, Spring 2017

Ten Ways to Make a Big Bet on Social Change, William Foster, Gail Perreault, and Elise Tosun, SSIR.org, May 10, 2017

Time to Reboot Grantmaking, Michael Etzel and Hillary Pennington, SSIR.org, June 27, 2017

Is Your Nonprofit Built for Sustained Innovation?, Nidhi Sahni, Laura Lanzerotti, Amira Bliss, and Daniel Pike, SSIR.org, August 1, 2017

Building the Capacity to Innovate: A Guide for Nonprofits, Laura Lanzerotti, Daniel Pike, Nidhi Sahni, and Amira Bliss, Bridgespan.org, August 1, 2017

Building the Bench at Indian NGOs: Investing to Fill the Leadership Development Gap, Pritha Venkatachalam and Danielle Berfond, Bridgespan.org, September 6, 2017

NGO Leadership Development in India: From Pioneer-Founders to Homegrown Leaders, Pritha Venkatachalam and Danielle Berfond, SSIR.org, September 6, 2017

Audacious Philanthropy, Susan Wolf Ditkoff and Abe Grindle, Harvard Business Review, September-October 2017

School District Innovation Zones: A New Wave of District-Led Efforts to Improve Economic Mobility, Nithin Iyengar, Kate Lewis-LaMonica, and Mike Perigo, Bridgespan.org, October 16, 2017

What’s Standing in the Way of the Spread of Evidence-based Programs?, Alex Neuhoff, Eliza Loomis, and Farhana Ahmed, Bridgespan.org, October 23, 1017

How Field Catalysts Galvanize Social Change, Taz Hussein, Matt Plummer, and Bill Breen, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2018
 

Case Studies

As a complement to its Harvard Business Review feature, Audacious Philanthropy, Bridgespan published 15 case studies:

911 Emergency Services, Andrew Flamang, Bridgespan.org, August 22, 2017

Car Seats and Child Passenger Safety, Phil Dearing, Bridgespan.org, August 22, 2017

The Anti-Apartheid Movement, Andrew Flamang, Bridgespan.org, August 22, 2017

The Aravind Eye Hospital, Andrew Flamang, Bridgespan.org, August 22, 2017

CPR Training, Phil Dearing, Bridgespan.org, August 22, 2017

The Fair Food Program, Phil Dearing, Bridgespan.org, August 22, 2017

Hospice and Palliative Care, Andrew Flamang, Bridgespan.org, August 22, 2017

Marriage Equality, Andrew Flamang and Phil Dearing, Bridgespan.org, August 22, 2017

Motorcycle Helmets in Vietnam, Andrew Flamang, Bridgespan.org, August 22, 2017

The National School Lunch Program, Andrew Flamang, Bridgespan.org, August 22, 2017

Oral Rehydration, Phil Dearing, Bridgespan.org, August 22, 2017

Polio Eradication, Phil Dearing, Bridgespan.org, August 22, 2017

Public Libraries, Phil Dearing, Bridgespan.org, August 22, 2017

Sesame Street, Andrew Flamang, Bridgespan.org, August 22, 2017

Tobacco Control, Phil Dearing, Bridgespan.org, August 22, 2017
 

Blogs

Bridgespan wrote 41 blogs in 2017 including:

Onward: Accelerating the Impact of Social Impact Education, Susan Wolf Ditkoff and Alison Kelley, SSIR.org, January 11, 2017

Why Major Philanthropists Are Giving More Money to Just One Cause, William Foster and Alison Powell, HBR.org, January 19, 2017

Recommended Reads for Transformative Scale: January 2017, Jeff Bradach, Bridgespan.org, January 25, 2017

A Better Place: Two Approaches to Reducing Concentrated Poverty, Willa Seldon and Debby Bielak, Huffington Post, February 7, 2017

Even Life-Saving Innovations Don't Sell Themselves, Taz Hussein and Matt Plummer, HBR.org, February 16, 2017

Lessons from the Other Side of Scale, Caroline Kronley (The Rockefeller Foundation), Bridgespan.org, February 17, 2017

Mindset over matter: Indian nonprofits that know how to grow, Rohit Menezes and Soumitra Pandey, ForbesIndia.com, February 20, 2017

Recommended Reads for Transformative Scale: February 2017, Jeff Bradach, Bridgespan.org, February 23, 2017

Effective Philanthropy: The Driving Beliefs, Rohit Menezes and Soumitra Pandey, LiveMint.com, February 24, 2017

Gearing up for success, Rohit Menezes and Soumitra Pandey, LiveMint.com, February 28, 2017

Effective philanthropy: Get the job done, Rohit Menezes and Soumitra Pandey, LiveMint.com, March 2, 2017

Why CSR and other grant-makers need to provide more 'good' overhead to NGOs, Jeri Eckhart Queenan and Pritha Venkatachalam, ForbesIndia.com, March 14, 2017

Recommended Reads for Transformative Scale: March 2017, Jeff Bradach, Bridgespan.org, March 23, 2017

From Scaling Impact to Impact at Scale (SSIR x Bridgespan: Achieving Transformative Scale Insight Center), Jeff Bradach, SSIR.org, April 13, 2017

Three Questions That Transformed a Movement (SSIR x Bridgespan: Achieving Transformative Scale Insight Center), Patrick Guerriero (Founding Partner, Civitas Public Affairs Group), SSIR.org, April 14, 2017

Effective philanthropy: Working with grantees, Rohit Menezes and Soumitra Pandey, livemint.com, April 14, 2017

Solving Big Social Problems by Thinking Small (SSIR x Bridgespan: Achieving Transformative Scale Insight Center), Jaideep Prabhu (Jawaharla Nehru Professor of Business and Enterprise at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge, England), SSIR.org, April 21, 2017

Selecting the Right Growth Metrics: Fewer but Better (SSIR x Bridgespan: Achieving Transformative Scale Insight Center), Leonard Schlesinger (Baker Foundation Professor, Harvard Business School; Former President of Babson College), SSIR.org, April 21, 2017

Bold Bets for Social Change, Roger Martin (Rotman School of Management), SSIR.org, April 27, 2017

The "Magical Space" Where Technology Increases Impact (SSIR x Bridgespan: Achieving Transformative Scale Insight Center), Margaret Laws (President and CEO, HopeLab), SSIR.org, April 28, 2017

Social Progress's True Metric: Compared to What? (SSIR x Bridgespan: Achieving Transformative Scale Insight Center), William Corrin (Deputy Director, K-12 Education Policy, MDRC) and John Martinez (Program Development, MDRC), SSIR.org, April 28, 2017

Three Private Equity Lessons For the Business of Social Change, Chris Addy, Forbes.com, May 3, 2017

Developing Media Messages That Save Lives (SSIR x Bridgespan: Achieving Transformative Scale Insight Center), Jay A Winsten (Associate Dean, Health Communication and Frank Stanton Director Center for Health Communication Harvard Chan School of Public Health), SSIR.org, May 5, 2017

"Blitzscaling" for Greater Good (SSIR x Bridgespan: Achieving Transformative Scale Insight Center), Chris Yeh (General Partner, Wasabit Ventures and Co-founder of Allied Talent), SSIR.org, May 15, 2017

Recommended Reads for Transformative Scale: May 2017, Jeff Bradach, Bridgespan.org, May 24, 2017

When Building a Field Requires Building a New Organization, Nidhi Sahni, Elena Matsui, and Lauren Hult, SSIR.org, May 26, 2017

Leadership Development: A Proactive Approach to Succession Planning, Michael Etzel and Lindsey Waldron, Skoll.org, May 31, 2017

Ten Ways Funders of Social Change Are Making Bigger Bets, William Foster, Gail Perreault, Elise Tosun, and Willa Seldon, Huffington Post, May 31, 2017

Unleashing Social Sector Creativity with Design (SSIR x Bridgespan: Achieving Transformative Scale Insight Center), Denis Weil (Dean, Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology; Senior Advisory on Innovation for Year Up), SSIR.org, June 2, 2017

The Real Choice in Education: Will We Help Every Student Succeed?, Jeff Edmondson, Michael McAfee, and Anne Williams-Isom, Bridgespan.org, June 26, 2017

The ACA Under Fire, Can Health Conversion Foundations Patch The Safety Net For Low-Income Americans?, Taz Hussein and Mariah Collins, Health Affairs, July 27, 2017

Recommended Reads for Transformative Scale: August 2017, Jeff Bradach, Bridgespan.org, August 31, 2017

Better Understanding Business Models in the Nonprofit Sector, Brian Burwell, GuideStar.org, September 7, 2017

Why Funders Must Support Leadership Development in Nonprofits, Pritha Venkatachalam and Danielle Berfond, IDR.org, September 19, 2017

How Audacious Philanthropy Can Really Effect Large-scale Social Change, Pritha Venkatachalam, Susan Wolf Ditkoff, and Soumitra Pandey, ForbesIndia.com, September 22, 2017

Effective philanthropy: Am I getting better?, Soumitra Pandey & Pritha Venkatachalam, ForbesIndia.com, October 3, 2017

The Hidden Threat To Successful Nonprofits, Michael Etzel and Hillary Pennington, Forbes.com, October 3, 2017

The Radical Frugality Mind-Set for Scaling Social Change, Soumitra Pandey, Rohit Menezes, and Swati Ganeti, SSIR.org, October 20, 2017

What Makes A Nonprofit Big Bettable?, William Foster, Forbes.com, November 1, 2017

The Innovative Hiring Mind-Set Scaling Social Change,  Soumitra Pandey, Rohit Menezes, and Swati Ganeti, SSIR.org, November 20, 2017

The Dignity Mind-Set for Scaling Social Change, Soumitra Pandey, Rohit Menezes, and Swati Ganeti, SSIR.org, December 13, 2017
 

Short Articles

Bridgespan published 16 short articles in 2017 on such topics as leadership, management, and diversity in nonprofits. Many of the leadership articles are curated from and authored by experts in the field. Highlights include:

A Framework for Great Nonprofit Leadership, Libbie Landles Cobb and Leah Karlins, Bridgespan.org, January 24, 2017

Six Steps for Managing Workflow During Unexpected Staff Departures, Maddie Niebauer, Bridgespan.org, February 27, 2017

Four Mistakes Nonprofits Make When Using Competencies in Talent Management, Kirk Kramer and Barbara Christiansen, Bridgespan.org, March 28, 2017

Q&A with Ratan Tata, Rohit Menezes and Soumitra Pandey, Stanford Social Innovation Review: Impact India, Spring 2017

CEO Perspective: YMCA of the USA's Kevin Washington on Evolving a National Network, Taz Hussein, Bridgespan.org, April 21, 2017

Reshaping Boards to Take on Big Social Issues: Lessons from National Networks, Alan Tuck, Taz Hussein, and Rose Martin, Bridgespan.org, May 30, 2017

Understand the Full Costs of Nonprofits: An Interview with Michael Etzel, Nell Edgington, Social Velocity, May 16, 2017

CEO Perspectives: BRAC USA's Donella Rapier on Transitioning to the CEO Role, Kathleen Yazbak (Viewcrest Advisors), Bridgespan.org, June 28, 2017

Race to Lead-Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap, Sean Thomas-Breitfeld and Frances Kunreuther, Bridgespan.org, August 3, 2017

The CFO as the Nonprofit's Chief Accountability Officer, Paul Konigstein, Bridgespan.org, August 4, 2017

How to Move Millions Up the Income Ladder, Debby Bielak and Devin Murphy, Rotman Magazine, August 16, 2017

Five Ways to Close the Employee Communication Gap, Teri Riddle, The Crossland Group, Bridgespan.org, October 5, 2017

How Some Nonprofits Build Sales Teams on a Budget, Matt Plummer and Vlad Nedela, SSIR.org, November 14, 2017

Leaders, Are You Setting Personal Strategic Priorities?, Madeleine Niebauer (Founder and CEO, vChief Virtual Chief of Staff Service), Bridgespan.org, November 30, 2017

Organizational Effectiveness Literature Review, Michael Etzel and Luis Ramos, Bridgespan.org, December 15, 2017
 

Op-Eds

5 Ways Philanthropy Is Helping Jump-Start Economic Mobility, Debby Bielak and Devin Murphy, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 4, 2017

"Give Smart" Approach to Philanthropy, Rohit Menezes and Soumitra Pandey, Livemint.com, January 20, 2017

How Grant Makers Can Help Nonprofits Develop Strong Leaders, Libbie Landles-Cobb, Kirk Kramer, and Betsy Haley Doyle, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, August 24, 2017

Asking What’s Next and Encouraging Offbeat Ideas: Essential Ingredients for Innovation, Nidhi Sahni and Amira Bliss, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, October 3, 2017

Should Donors Invest in School Districts? Nithin Iyengar, Kate Lewis-LaMonica, and Mike Perigo, Philanthropy Roundtable, October 14, 2017

5 Key Ingredients for Donors Seeking Audacious Changes, Susan Wolf Ditkoff, Phil Dearing, Andrew Flamang, and Abe Grindle, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, December 7, 2017

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