How can I put my philanthropic aspirations into action across my entire portfolio?
How can I best make a multimillion-dollar
commitment or grant to accelerate the impact of one or more organizations?
How do I evaluate opportunities to join with
other funders to advance social impact?
How do I best help grantees understand and overcome barriers to increasing their impact?
How do I help nonprofits in my community strengthen their leadership and strategies through cohort-based learning?
We consider the role of equity in your strategy from the first conversation through implementation. We help every US-based client grapple with the role of structural racism in their service of impact. Our analyses, whether through interviewing an inclusive range of stakeholders or disaggregating impact data, seek to apply a racial equity lens to lend greater understanding of implications on communities of color. For clients around the world, we raise and analyze a range of equity considerations (including ethnicity, gender, and caste) that contribute to disparities in outcomes and understand their impact on vulnerable populations.
“Bridgespan has been our trusted partner in aggressively expanding the scale and scope of our philanthropy. They work closely with us to hone our philanthropic strategies, then they do the follow through...doing the deal sourcing and diligence we need for crisp decisions. Their insights have multiplied our philanthropic impact—and it’s a lot more fun now with experts at our side.”
We have had the privilege of working with some of the most ambitious and generous individuals and families on their philanthropy.
We conduct research and share our insights on the power of philanthropy. Our insights have been published by Stanford Social Innovation Review, Harvard Business Review, the Chronicle of Philanthropy and are available on our website.
We have experts in the most important fields relevant to creating a more equitable and just society, and practices that make organizations more effective.
Partner, Head of Consulting
Chairman and Co-founder