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The Bridgespan Group: Chapter 2

by Allen S. Grossman, Naomi Greckol-Herlich and Cathy Ross


The Bridgespan Group was launched in 2000 by management consulting group Bain & Company as a nonprofit focused on strategy consulting for nonprofits and philanthropists. Over the next eight years, Bridgespan expanded its services to include executive search, knowledge sharing, and a web-based job matching service. While its growth was welcome, Bridgespan's leaders and board wanted to strengthen Bridgespan's positive impact on the nonprofit sector as a whole.

Keywords: Giving and Philanthropy; Growth and Development Strategy; Service Operations; Corporate Social Responsibility and Impact; Nonprofit Organizations; Expansion; Consulting Industry;


Grossman, Allen S., Naomi Greckol-Herlich, and Cathy Ross. "The Bridgespan Group: Chapter 2." Harvard Business School Case 309-020, November 2008. (Revised April 2010.)