February 7, 2018

Clara Miller, H.B. Heron Foundation President Emerita, to become Bridgespan Fellow

Miller will work with Bridgespan Group team to investigate new ways to finance social innovation effectively and to advance a business model approach to the nonprofit sector.

BOSTON, MA—February 7, 2018—The Bridgespan Group announced today that Clara Miller, F.B. Heron Foundation President Emerita, has been selected as a 2018 Bridgespan fellow. Bridgespan fellowships create opportunities for subject area experts to collaborate on research projects designed to advance thinking and action on key social issues. Miller will advise a Bridgespan team working on nonprofit business model knowledge. She will also advise Bridgespan’s impact investing research team, looking into new sources for financing social innovation.

Brian Burwell, a Bridgespan partner in the group’s San Francisco office, who is leading the business model work said, “We feel very fortunate and honored to have Clara working with us. Her keen insights and deep knowledge of the sector will have immeasurable benefit in how we translate our business model research and analysis into practical implications and applications for nonprofit organizations and funders.”

According to Miller, “I look forward to learning from and contributing to Bridgespan’s work.  They are in a highly influential position at a critical time.”


About The Bridgespan Group
The Bridgespan Group (www.bridgespan.org) is a global nonprofit organization that collaborates with mission-driven organizations and philanthropists to break cycles of poverty and dramatically improve the quality of life for those in need. Our services include strategy consulting, leadership development, philanthropy advising, and developing and sharing practical insights.

About Clara Miller

Clara Miller is President Emerita of the Heron Foundation, which helps people and communities help themselves out of poverty. Prior to assuming the foundation’s presidency, Miller was President and CEO of Nonprofit Finance Fund, which she founded and ran from 1984 through 2010.

In addition to serving on Heron's board, Miller is on the boards of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Family Independence Initiative, and StoneCastle Financial Corp. She is a member of the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance. She served on the US Advisory Committee to the G8 on Impact Investing, and is a member of the Social Investment Committee of the Kresge Foundation. From 2010-2014 Miller was a member of the first Nonprofit Advisory Committee of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

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