2018 Bridgespan Publications List

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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 2018 appears below. Please visit our Insights section to access all resources.

Major Articles/Reports

Making Founder Successions Work, Jari Tuomala, Donald Yeh, and Katie Smith Milway, Stanford Social Innovation Review (Spring 2018), February 15, 2018

When Philanthropy Meets Advocacy, Susan Wolf Ditkoff and Patrick Guerriero, Stanford Social Innovation Review (Summer 2018), May 19, 2018

Collaborating Towards Kindergarten Readiness at Scale: A Funder Group Case Study, Kat Kauffman, Laura Brookhiser, and Bradley Seeman, Bridgespan.org, August 28, 2018

Bold Philanthropy in India: Insights from Eight Social Change Initiatives, Pritha Venkatachalam, Niloufer Memon, and Donald Yeh, Bridgespan.org, September 17, 2018

Philanthropy Bets Big on Sustainable Development Goals, Kim Ogden, Sridhar Prasad, and Roger Thompson, SSIR.org, September 18, 2018

Increasing Nonprofit Executive Team Effectiveness, Libbie Landles-Cobb, Henry Barmeier, and Kirk Kramer, Bridgespan.org, October 17, 2018

How to Create Better Nonprofit Executive Teams, Libbie Landles-Cobb, Henry Barmeier, and Kirk Kramer, SSIR.org, October 17, 2018

Social Mobility in Rural America: Insights from Communities Whose Young People Are Climbing the Income Ladder, Mark McKeag, Mike Soskis, Luis Ramos, and Bill Breen, Bridgespan.org, November 14, 2018

Four Pathways to Greater Giving: What will it take to unlock dramatically more philanthropy from America’s wealthiest families?, Susan Wolf Ditkoff, Alison Powell, and Kyle Gardner with Tom Tierney, Bridgespan.org, November 23, 2018

Calculating the Value of Impact Investing, Chris Addy, Mariah Collins, Michael Etzel, and Maya Chorengel, Harvard Business Review, December 18, 2018

Blogs

Pay for Systems Change, Michael Etzel, Jeff Shumway, and Jake Segal, SSIR.org, January 5, 2018

The Collaborative Mind-set for Scaling Social Change, Soumitra Pandey, Rohit Menezes, and Swati Ganeti, SSIR.org, February 2, 2018

Founder Transitions Requires Preparation, Jari Tuomala and Soumitra Pandey, India Development Review (IDR), March 21, 2018

Three Actions You Can Take to Prevent the Turnover Mill, Meera Chary, Bridgespan.org, April 22, 2018

Platforms for Scalable Learning in the Social Sector, Jeff Bradach, Emma Park, and Rayshawn Whitford, Bridgespan.org, May 10, 2018

What are philanthropists doing to fight the anti-smoking battle?, Soumitra Pandey, Susan Wolf Ditkoff, and Philip Dearing, Forbes India, May 14, 2018

How Funders Can Invest to Bridge the Leadership Development Gap, Pritha Venkatachalam and Danielle Berfond, Forbes India, June 29, 2018

Invest in research to create intellectual property for India: Kris Gopalakrishnan, Pritha Venkatachalam and Kris Gopalakrishnan, a co-founder of Infosys, LiveMint.com, July 9, 2018

Create an articulated social vision and embed it in the business vision, Pritha Venkatachalam and Rajashree Birla, LiveMint.com, July 10, 2018

Giving back to society should be an obligation, Pritha Venkatachalam and Rakesh Mittal, LiveMint.com, July 11, 2018

Changes in delivery systems have the biggest impact, Pritha Venkatachalam and Sunil Wadhwani, the former CEO and co-founder of iGATE Corp, LiveMint.com, July 11, 2018

Money is like manure, spread it so that it’s useful, Pritha Venkatachalam and Sunil Munjal, Her Enterprises chairman/Serendipity Arts Foundation, LiveMint.com. July 12, 2018

A Snapshot of Indian NGOs’ Leadership Development Gap, Pritha Venkatachalam and Danielle Berfond, Forbes India, July 12, 2018

Is Social Sector Equipped to Build Sustainable Organisations, Pritha Venkatachalam and Danielle Berfond, Forbes India, July 13, 2018

NGOs Ill-prepared to Build leadership pipelines, Pritha Venkatachalam and Danielle Berfond, Forbes India, July 20, 2018

Creating Leadership Pipeline for NGOs Difficult, Pritha Venkatachalam and Danielle Berfond, Forbes India, July 27, 2018

NGO's Senior Leadership Needs Feedback Too, Pritha Venkatachalam and Danielle Berfond, Forbes India, August 3, 2018

NGOs Look Outside to Hire Senior Leadership, Not Within, Pritha Venkatachalam and Danielle Berfond, Forbes India, August 10, 2018

Lack of Succession Planning in NGOs, Pritha Venkatachalam and Danielle Berfond, Forbes India, August 17, 2018

Why Leadership Development in NGOs is an Afterthought, Pritha Venkatachalam and Danielle Berfond, Forbes India, August 24, 2018

From "Chequebook Giving" to Bold Philanthropy, Pritha Venkatachalam, India Development Review, October 16, 2018

When We Talk Scale in the Social Sector, India is on a Different Level, Jeff Bradach, LiveMint.com, November 9, 2018

What the Odisha Land Rights Act Can Teach Us, Soumitra Pandey and Niloufer Memon, LiveMint.com, November 20, 2018

Two Signs that Your Strategy Needs a Refresh, Meera Chary, Bridgespan.org ,  November 27, 2018

A Reinstated Right to Property Will Protect the Poor, LiveMint.com, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha, November 27, 2018.

How TPG’s Rise Fund Underwrites Impact to Guide its Global Investments, Michael Etzel and Maya Chorengel, ImpactAlpha, December 18, 2018

Reforming Organ Donation in America, The Bridgespan Group, Bridgespan.org, December 20, 2018

Short Articles

Preventing Obesity and Excessive Weight Gain in Young Adults and New Parents: Shining a spotlight on this critical demographic, Margaret Boasberg, Michael Soskis, Pamela Hung and Dr. William Dietz, Bridgespan.org, January 8, 2018

Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace, Kelly Greenwood, Bridgespan.org, February 8, 2018

New Year, New Career? Positioning Yourself for the Next Step, Carole Matthews, Bridgespan.org, February 8, 2018.

Groom to Grow: Developing Next Generation Leadership Inside Your Nonprofit, Jari Tuomala, Donald Yeh, and Katie Smith Milway, Bridgespan.org, February 15, 2018

Most Nonprofits Aren't Ready for the Coming Impact Era, William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker, Bridgespan.org, April 22, 2018

Replacing the Irreplaceable: How Family Promise Evolved During Its Founder Transition, Jari Tuomala, Donald Yeh, and Katie Smith Milway, Bridgespan.org, April 22, 2018

Five Ways to Create a Culture of Openness at Work Around Mental Health, Kelly Greenwood, Bridgespan.org, May 29, 2018

The Science—and Art—of Team Facilitation, Nicki Roth, Bridgespan.org, August 22, 2018

What Is a Chief of Staff and When Do You Need One?, Madeleine Niebauer, Bridgespan.org, September 26, 2018

How to Lead High-Performing Nonprofit Executive Teams, Roxane White, Bridgespan.org, October 17, 2018

How to Define the Work of Nonprofit Executive Teams, Libbie Landles-Cobb and Ruth Wageman, Bridgespan.org, November 26, 2018

Social Mobility in Rural America, Mark McKeag and Mike Soskis, Philanthropy Journal News (NC State University), December 17, 2018

How to Optimize Nonprofit Executive Team Composition, Kirk Kramer and Nicki Roth, Bridgespan.org, December 18, 2018

Op-eds

How Nonprofit Boards Can Start the Merger Conversation, Katie Smith Milway and Anne Wallestad, CEO BoardSource, SSIR.org, April 4, 2018

Nonprofit Founders Can Make or Break a CEO Transition, Jari Tuomala and Donald Yeh, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, June 5, 2018

How to Advise HNW Clients about High-Impact Philanthropy, Susan Wolf Ditkoff and Alison Powell  , FinancialPlanning.com, November 21, 2018

How to Unlock More Dollars From the Ultrawealthy for Social Change, Susan Wolf Ditkoff and Alison Powell, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, December 4, 2018
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