September 6, 2018

Former Melrose, Mass., Mayor and Founder of Civitas Public Affairs Group Patrick Guerriero Joins Ranks of Bridgespan Group’s Fellowship Alums

Guerriero served as advisor to Bridgespan teams focused on philanthropy and advocacy.

BOSTON, MA—September 6, 2018—The Bridgespan Group welcomed Patrick Guerriero, founding partner of Civitas Public Affairs Group, this past year as its fifth Bridgespan Fellow. Bridgespan fellowships create opportunities for sector leaders and subject area experts to collaborate on research projects designed to advance thinking and action on key social issues.
Guerriero is a former three-term Massachusetts state legislator, a two-term mayor of Melrose, MA, and a leading strategist in the marriage equality movement. He worked with a Bridgespan team to develop a diagnostic framework for situations in which advocacy could be an important leverage point for social change. In addition, he co-authored a recently released article, “When Philanthropy Meets Advocacy,” with Bridgespan Partner Susan Wolf Ditkoff and continues to collaborate with her to share the content externally.
According to Ditkoff, “I could not think of a better thought partner to learn with on these important and timely issues. Patrick brought so much to the table.” Of his experience at Bridgespan, Guerriero reflected, “It has been a powerful experience partnering with Bridgespan and their experienced team. Together, we have captured an effective roadmap for philanthropists and nonprofits to bolster their advocacy efforts and grow their impact.”

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