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The Bridgespan Group


At a Glance


“Best social impact strategy firm, great work opportunities, great work/life balance.”

“I absolutely love my colleagues, and the work makes me feel like I have a purpose.”

“We have great people, are values-driven. We have an abundance of great client work.”


“As responsibilities increase (i.e., becoming a manager), some of the work-life balance disappears.”

“Lack of remote flexibility, inconsistency of management.”

“Spikes of intense work (long hours).”

About The Bridgespan Group

Co-founder and managing partner of The Bridgespan Group, Jeffrey L. Bradach left his post at Harvard Business School’s Organizational Behavior and Social Enterprise Initiative department, where he was a professor, to start the firm. Bradach is widely regarded as a thought leader in nonprofit strategy, social sector leadership, and philanthropy, and is a regular inclusion on Nonprofit Times’ annual Power and Influence Top 50 list.

Helping Others Help Others

Bridgespan’s mission began as—and still is—a dedication to tackling some of society’s toughest issues, including the breaking the cycle of poverty. In fact, the firm’s approach was the subject of two case studies by Harvard Business School. Their core areas of expertise include education; children, youth, and families; public health; and global development. The services that the firm extends toward these groups include consulting to nonprofits, NGOS, impact investors and philanthropists, supporting leadership development, and developing and sharing insights. Bridgespan works with social change organizations such as the Harlem Children’s Zone, UnidosUS, PolicyLink, and Janaagraha; philanthropies such as the Ford Foundation; impact investors such as TPG’s Rise Fund, Black Ambition, and the Impact Investors Council of India; and bold, collaborative initiatives such as TED’s Audacious Project, Blue Meridian Partners, and Co-Impact.

The Bridgespan Group

2 Copley Place
7th Floor, Suite 3700B
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 572-2833

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Private Non Profit
Managing Partner: William Foster
Partner, Head of U.S. Advisory: Nidhi Sahni
Partner, Head of Asia and Africa Advisory: Jan Schwier
2024 Employees (All Locations): 468

Major Office Locations

New York
San Francisco

Major Departments & Practices

  • Children Youth and Families
  • Education
  • Public Health
  • Global Development
  • Foundations and Philanthropists
  • Funder Collaboratives
  • Impact Investors