Betsy Doyle


Betsy Doyle is a partner at The Bridgespan Group's San Francisco office and a leader of the firm's Education practice. Since joining Bridgespan in 2001, her work has focused on supporting nonprofit, public, and philanthropic leaders on issues including strategic planning, due diligence, and management priorities such as scaling impact and building leadership capacity.

In recent years, Betsy has worked extensively with organizations and public agencies pursuing large-scale initiatives focused on increasing college and career readiness among low income youth. In particular, she has supported place-based education reform, efforts to strengthen talent and leadership pipelines (at the teacher, school leader, and system level), and on scaling high performing charter and school turnaround models. Based on these experiences, she has co-authored a number of pieces, including "Transforming Schools" ( January 2016), "Starting Over After Starting Up," (,September 2015), "Local Philanthropists Work Together to Transform Public Education" (, September 2014), and "Rethinking High School Turnarounds" (, January 2013).

Betsy has also supported strategic planning initiatives with a number of youth-serving networks and multi-service child welfare organizations. Betsy's philanthropic advising engagements include work with both institutions and individual philanthropists on program-level strategy, portfolio support, and special projects. She is also co-author of one of Bridgespan’s most popular management publications, "Business Planning for Nonprofits" (, February 2006).

Prior to joining Bridgespan, Betsy worked at The Family Academy (now the Urban Education Exchange), a nonprofit in New York City focused on developing and scaling effective literacy curricula and teacher training. She also worked at Scholastic, Inc., the global publishing, education and media company, in the strategic marketing group.

Betsy is a graduate of Princeton University, where she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She received her MBA and MEd, both from Stanford University.