Jeffrey L. Bradach

Managing Partner and Co-founder

Jeff Bradach is the managing partner and co-founder of The Bridgespan Group, a global nonprofit organization that collaborates with mission-driven leaders, organizations, philanthropists and investors to break cycles of poverty and strengthen core civil and human rights.

Jeff’s work focuses on consulting to leading nonprofits and philanthropists in the US and India. He writes and speaks extensively on nonprofit strategy, transformative scale, social sector leadership and philanthropy. His publications include: “The Problem with Color-Blind Philanthropy” (Harvard Business Review, 2020), “Racial Equity and Philanthropy: Disparities in Funding for Leaders of Color Leave Impact on the Table” (, 2020), “Achieving Kindergarten Readiness for All Our Children: A Funder’s Guide to Early Childhood Development from Birth to Five” (, 2015), "Transformative Scale: The Future of Growing What Works" (Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2014), "Scaling What Works: Implications for Philanthropists, Policymakers, and Nonprofit Leaders" (, 2009), "Delivering on the Promise of Nonprofits" (Harvard Business Review, 2008), and “Should Nonprofits Seek Profits” (Harvard Business Review, 2004). He is the author of the book, Franchise Organization, Harvard Business School Press.

Jeff serves on the board of several nonprofit organizations including serving as Chair of Independent Sector. Prior to the launch of Bridgespan, Jeff taught at Harvard Business School, where he was a member of the Organizational Behavior and the Social Enterprise Initiative faculty. Jeff began his career at Bain & Company. He is a graduate of Stanford University, elected Phi Beta Kappa, and completed his master’s in sociology and PhD in organizational behavior at Harvard University.