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Organization Name: Bridgespan Group
Company Line: The Bridgespan Group's mission is to enhance the capability of nonprofit organizations to achieve breakthrough results in their vital work of addressing society's most important challenges and opportunities.
Bottom Line: In 2000, Bain Capital launched The Bridgespan Group, to deliver strategy consulting services to the nonprofit sector. Bridgespan is a consulting firm employing Harvard business types, 78 of whom make over $100,00 annually. The group has tremendous influence in advising the Gates Foundation among others on which nonprofits to support. CEO Jeffrey Bradach propelled the idea of taking nonprofits to “scale,” or taking an idea that he thinks works and replicating it. He chooses what works – reform efforts like Teach Plus, KIPP and other charter school chains, Harlem Children’s Zone, Parent Revolution, are some he thinks work for education.
Year Established: 1999
Organization Type: Nonprofit
Major Donors: Taxpayer Fees For Service, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, William Price, Kellogg Foundation, Packard Foundation, Omidyar, Deerbrook Charitable Trust, Goldman Sachs Foundation, Bain & Company, Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation
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