Bridgespan India

Collaborating with Philanthropy, Investors, and NGOs for Greater Social Impact

Established in 2015, the Mumbai office of The Bridgespan Group helps to catalyse a stronger social sector with the goal of improving quality of life for the most vulnerable populations. Through consulting services and insights sharing, our experienced staff supports mission-driven funders and NGOs that are committed to addressing today’s most pressing challenges and opportunities. We leverage The Bridgespan Group’s global knowledge and best practices, gathered over 20 years in the sector, as well as our team’s local expertise to build fields and accelerate social change in India and across the region.

 

Supporting Philanthropy and NGOs with Consulting Services

How We Help Donors and Investors

Bridgespan India collaborates with foundations and trusts, individuals, impact investors, and corporations (CSR) to start, expand, or reorient their philanthropy. We support donors and investors seeking to increase the impact and scale of their giving and make their philanthropy more strategic and effective. Our team also serves philanthropic collaboratives at the conception, design, and implementation stages.

Our primary areas of focus include education, health and nutrition, livelihoods, and urban financing and management. Additionally, we are experienced in water, sanitation and hygiene; land rights for the poor; and judicial effectiveness. Within each of these areas, we pursue our work with the goal of enhancing social impact and a passion to bring about equity of opportunity.

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How We Help NGOs and Social Enterprises

Bridgespan India collaborates with social change leaders who are seeking solutions to some of the most daunting issues that communities face. We focus on improving the results of social sector organisations by helping them to define, grow, and scale their impact; designing organisations for effectiveness; and building strong leadership capabilities.

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What Our Clients Say About Working With Bridgespan


Naghma Mull, CEO, EdelGive Foundation "Bridgespan is a friend and guide we immensely value in the sector. While collaborating on the Pay-What-It-Takes India initiative, EdelGive saw how much Bridgespan cared about the lack of sufficient financial enablement to the Indian grassroots ecosystem. It has always been a delight to engage with Bridgespan’s wonderful team.”

Naghma Mulla
CEO, EdelGive Foundation


Lynne and Peter Smitham, Kiawah Trust "We aimed to understand how to sustainably change the life path for a disadvantaged Indian adolescent girl, and to do this at scale. Bridgespan brought a unique and hugely important blend of skills, experience, and knowledge. Their deep understanding of field building and scaling—along with their knowledge of India and the local, sectoral environment—helped us arrive at a much clearer view of what had been achieved so far and the opportunities and options that lay ahead."

Lynne and Peter Smitham
Kiawah Trust


Shailendra Hegde, Piramal Swasthya Management and Research Institute "In my two years of leading the tribal health collaborative Anamaya, Piramal Swasthya's partnership with Bridgespan has been a highlight. Bridgespan’s contribution in shaping this collaborative has been immense, both from a strategic point of view as well as in networking and forging partnerships. We look forward to developing an even stronger partnership with Bridgespan."

Shailendra Hegde
Senior Vice President and Head of Public Health Innovations, Piramal Swasthya Management and Research Institute

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Insights

The Bridgespan Group believes that big ideas and actionable insights can change thinking, shape debates, and inspire action. Our research has been published in journals and media outlets including Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Times of India, The Economic Times, Forbes India, Mint, and India Development Review

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Our Leadership

Our team works deeply with donors, NGOs, and other social sector actors. We are inspired by a shared vision: to help strengthen clients’ capacity to achieve greater social impact.

Advisory Board Members

Bridgespan India also receives invaluable guidance from our Advisory Board, a group of recognised leaders—from philanthropy, NGOs, impact investing, strategy and governance, and other fields—who share our dedication to accelerating change in the social sector.

  • Aditya Natraj, CEO, Kaivalya Education Foundation
  • Amit Chandra, Managing Director, Bain Capital
  • Roopa Kudva, Managing Director, Omidyar Network India
  • Shikha Sharma, Former Managing Director and CEO, Axis Bank
  • Sri Rajan, Partner, Bain & Company
  • Zia Mody, Founder and Managing Partner, AZB & Partners

Careers at Bridgespan

Working at The Bridgespan Group means tackling some of society’s most critical challenges, collaborating with some of the brightest and most values-driven people you will ever meet, and acquiring top-tier consulting training. Visit Careers at Bridgespan to learn about our culture, view current job openings, and explore our Applicant Toolkit.