Laura Lanzerotti

Partner, San Francisco

Laura Lanzerotti is a partner in Bridgespan’s San Francisco office. Since joining Bridgespan over 15 years ago, she has supported a range of clients including family and institutional philanthropies, donor collaboratives, and nonprofit organizations on strategy development and organizational design. Laura’s specialty is facilitating inclusive engagements, including through the use of Impact Labs, which are intensive workshops that create the structure for groups to learn together and co-design solutions. She has advised clients working in a range of issue areas, with a particular focus on advancing democracy, racial and economic equity, and social innovation. Select clients include The Studio @ Blue Meridian, PolicyLink, Eden Housing, and Hopelab. In addition to her work with clients, Laura heads the team responsible for internal knowledge management and innovation within Bridgespan.

Laura has co-authored a number of Bridgespan publications including “The power of collaborative philanthropy: Giving together to strengthen American democracy,” “Moving from Intention to Impact: Funding Racial Equity to Win,” “Twin Engines for Propelling Social Impact,” “Is Your Nonprofit Built for Sustained Innovation?,” “Geek Cities: How Smarter Use of Data and Evidence Can Improve Lives,” and “Living Into Your Strategic Plan: A Guide to Implementation That Gets Results.”

Prior to joining Bridgespan, Laura was a consultant at Informing Change and Learning for Action, where she built performance measurement systems and led research and evaluation projects. Laura earned a BA from Brown University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She completed the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs in San Francisco and received her MPP from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.

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