January 10, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions about Bridgespan

Below are answers to some of the most frequent questions we receive about ourselves and our work. If your specific question isn't answered below, please send an email to [email protected]

Does Bridgespan offer funding to organizations or individuals?

No. Bridgespan itself is a nonprofit; we work with philanthropic and nonprofit organizations but do not provide funding to those organizations.

Can Bridgespan put me or my organization in contact with a funder?

As you might expect, we are not in a position to share details about our clients’ philanthropic processes nor substantively engage with nonprofit organizations seeking support. This is meant to ensure that there are no conflicts of interest between our work supporting nonprofits and our work to support donors (see our conflict of interest policy for further details). You can also learn more about finding grants on candid.org.

I've found a fraudulent site about how to get funding from one of your clients. What should I do?

If you believe you have found a fraudulent web site or received fraudulent communications, we ask that you not click on any links and report these instances to the proper authorities. Bridgespan staff send emails only from addresses ending in bridgespan.org or bridgespan-social-impact.com. Email from any other domain claiming to be official Bridgespan communications will be fraudulent. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the main agency that collects scam reports in the United States. You can report the scam to the FTC online or by phone at 1-877-382-4357. Additionally, you can report fake websites, emails, malware, and other internet scams to the Internet Crime Complaint Center. If you have been affected by a scam outside the United States, please report those through econsumer.gov and/or contact your local authorities. 

Does Bridgespan offer fundraising consulting? 

No, Bridgespan provides strategy consulting and advising, sourcing and diligence, and leadership team support. We are not a fundraising consultancy. 

I'm a reporter. Can I interview someone from or get more details about Bridgespan?

Please contact our Senior Director of Media and Conferences, Liz London, at [email protected] and provide details about your topic, deadline, and for whom you are working on the piece. 

Would someone at Bridgespan be willing to speak at our event?

Our Senior Director of Media and Conferences, Liz London, can help with these requests as well. Send an email to [email protected] for assistance. 

How can I apply for a job as a consultant at Bridgespan?

We post all open positions on our Bridgespan Careers page. In the United States, our recruiting season for associate consultants and consultants typically begins in the fall. Other roles open on a rolling basis throughout the year. For more details and answer to other questions, including hiring timelines for our non-U.S. offices, please visit our Applicant Toolkit

Will Bridgespan sponsor employment visas?

At this time The Bridgespan Group will not sponsor any visas. We also are unable to support the OPT Training Visa, as this visa will require future sponsorship from an employer.

Does Bridgespan offer internships?

In the U.S., we are currently offering a Consultant MBA/MPP summer internship through our long-standing partnerships with Management Leadership for Tomorrow and The Consortium Graduate School of Management. Recruiting timeline will be posted in the Spring on each program’s site.

Creative Commons License logo
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license are available in our Terms and Conditions.
The Bridgespan Group would like to thank the JPB Foundation for its generous and ongoing support of our knowledge creation and sharing work.