Bridgespan Africa

Advising Philanthropy and Investors, NGOs, and Social Enterprises for Greater Social Impact

Established in 2019, Bridgespan Africa collaborates with mission-driven organisations across Africa to improve their strategy, leadership, and outcomes. We leverage The Bridgespan Group’s more than 20 years of experience working with global nonprofits, NGOs, and philanthropy to support change makers dedicated to eliminating inequality and poverty in Africa.


Supporting NGOs and Philanthropy with Consulting Services

How We Help Donors and Investors

Bridgespan Africa collaborates with foundations and trusts, individuals, impact investors, and corporations (CSR) to start, expand, or reorient their philanthropy. We support donors and investors seeking to increase the impact and scale of their giving and make their philanthropy more strategic and effective. Our team also serves philanthropic collaboratives at the conception, design, and implementation stages.

Our primary areas of focus include education, health and nutrition, livelihoods, and community engagement and empowerment. Additionally, we are experienced in women’s entrepreneurship, sanitation, and hygiene; opportunities for refugee and host communities; and resource conservation. Within each of these areas, we pursue our work with the goal of enhancing social impact and a passion to bring about equity of opportunity.

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How We Help NGOs and Social Enterprises

Some of the highest-impact innovations in the social sector are occurring in Africa. Bridgespan Africa collaborates with social change leaders who are seeking solutions to some of the most pressing issues and opportunities that communities face. We focus on improving the results of social sector organisations by helping them to define, grow, and scale their impact; designing organisations for effectiveness; and building strong leadership capabilities.

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What Our Clients Say About Working With Bridgespan

Naghma Mull, CEO, EdelGive Foundation "From the moment we began working together, the Bridgespan team demonstrated a deep commitment to community-led change and a patient and respectful approach to partnership. They were able to combine their world-class knowledge of the development sector with a nuanced understanding of SHOFCO’s approach to develop a strategic plan that has led SHOFCO to scale in a way we never would have thought possible.”

Kennedy Odede
Founder and CEO, SHOFCO

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Bridgespan Africa believes that big ideas and actionable insights can change thinking, shape debates, and inspire action. Our global research has appeared in journals and media outlets including Stanford Social Innovation Review, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Our Leadership

Our team works deeply with donors, NGOs, and other social sector actors. We are inspired by a shared vision: to help strengthen clients’ capacity to achieve greater social impact.

Careers at Bridgespan

Working at The Bridgespan Group means tackling some of society’s most critical challenges, collaborating with some of the brightest and most values-driven people you will ever meet, and acquiring top-tier consulting training. Visit Careers at Bridgespan to learn about our culture, view current job openings, and explore our Applicant Toolkit.

Bridgespan Africa is a registered PBO and NPO in South Africa.