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Jeff Bradach

Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Bridgespan Group


Jeff Bradach is the managing partner and co-founder of The Bridgespan Group, a global nonprofit organization that collaborates with mission-driven leaders, organizations, and philanthropists to break cycles of poverty and dramatically improve the quality of life for those in need. Bridgespan collaborates with social sector leaders to help scale impact, build leadership, advance philanthropic effectiveness, and accelerate learning, helping them to achieve breakthrough results in addressing society's most important challenges and opportunities.

Jeff consults to leading nonprofits and philanthropists in the US and India. He writes and speaks extensively on nonprofit strategy, transformative scale, social sector leadership and philanthropy, and led Bridgespan’s efforts to establish an office in India. His publications include: “Achieving Kindergarten Readiness for All Our Children: A Funder’s Guide to Early Childhood Development from Birth to Five” (, 2015), "Transformative Scale: The Future of Growing What Works" (Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2014), "Scaling What Works: Implications for Philanthropists, Policymakers, and Nonprofit Leaders" (, April 2009), "Delivering on the Promise of Nonprofits" (Harvard Business Review, 2008), and “Should Nonprofits Seek Profits” (Harvard Business Review 2004). He is the author of the book, Franchise Organization, Harvard Business School Press.

Jeff serves on the board of several nonprofit organizations including Independent Sector and Project Healthy Children. Prior to establishing Bridgespan, Jeff taught at Harvard Business School, where he was a member of the Organizational Behavior and the Social Enterprise Initiative faculty. Jeff began his career at Bain & Company. He is a graduate of Stanford University, elected Phi Beta Kappa, and completed his master's in sociology and PhD in organizational behavior at Harvard University.