Mark McKeag

Partner and Co-head of The Bridgespan Nonprofit Practice, Boston

Mark is a partner in Bridgespan’s Boston office, is co-head of Bridgespan’s Nonprofit Practice, and leads Bridgespan’s work with nonprofit networks. Since joining the firm in 2011, Mark’s work has focused on supporting nonprofit networks in the youth development and public health sectors in addressing strategic and operational issues. Mark’s clients include Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, YMCA of the USA, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, National 4-H Council, Feeding America, YWCA USA, Meals on Wheels, Easterseals, The Salvation Army, Jewish Federations of North America, and National Public Radio.

Mark has authored several articles related to his work with nonprofit networks, including: “Speeding Up Nonprofit Network Decision Making” (, 2020), “Operating Models for Nonprofit Networks: Bridging the Gap Between Strategy and Results” (, 2019), and “Helping Nonprofit Networks Strengthen Their Fundraising Effectiveness” ( and Nonprofit Quarterly, 2016).

Mark also has experience researching social mobility in rural American communities through publications such as “Four Mindsets for Funding Economic Mobility in the Black Rural South" (, 2023), and "Social Mobility in Rural America: Insights from Communities Whose Young People are Climbing the Income Ladder” (Bridgespan & Philanthropy Journal, 2018).

Prior to joining Bridgespan, Mark was a Managing Director of Regional Development at Teach For America, responsible for development, growth strategy, and capacity building for 15 Teach For America regions. Prior to his time at Teach For America, Mark was a Case Team Leader at Bain & Company in Boston where he advised corporate and nonprofit clients on strategic and operational issues, and private equity firms on investment decisions.

Mark graduated cum laude from Duke University with a BSE in Biomedical Engineering. He also holds a Master of Public Policy from Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy and an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, where he was named a Fuqua Scholar. Mark lives outside of Boston with his wife and their two wonderful daughters.

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