Danielle Berfond

Partner, New York
Danielle Berfond is a partner in Bridgespan's New York office. Since joining the organization in 2014, she has worked with nonprofits and philanthropists across several domains, with a focus on development work with clients across the globe.

From 2015 to 2017, Danielle acted as one of the founding members of the organization’s Mumbai office. Her work in India included strategy projects in the areas of women and girls, skills development, and rural livelihoods, as well as research on the state of NGO leadership development. She co-authored “Reimagining Global Operating Models: Steps Multi-Country Organizations Are Taking to Advance Equity and Shift Power Locally” (Bridgespan.org, 2023), "Building the Bench at Indian NGOs: Investing to Fill the Leadership Development Gap" (Bridgespan.org, 2017) and "NGO Leadership Development in India: From Pioneer-Founders to Homegrown Leaders (Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2017).

In her time in the New York office, Danielle worked in the areas of education and children, youth, and families; she has also focused on the “what works” movement, and the use of evidence on effectiveness in government decision-making, co-authoring the report "The What Works Marketplace: Helping Leaders Use Evidence to Make Smarter Choices" (Bridgespan.org, 2015).

Prior to joining Bridgespan, Danielle was an engagement manager at the management consulting firm Oliver Wyman, working on strategic and operational questions for a variety of financial services clients.
Danielle is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School and a BA in Political Science from the College of Arts & Sciences.

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