Over the past decade, philanthropic collaboration has entered a new era of popularity and ambition. Driven by institutional and high-net-worth funders seeking greater impact by acting collectively and by leaders challenging traditional ways of working, the number of collaborative giving platforms has grown. With over $2 billion flowing annually to funder collaboratives working on a range of social, economic, and environmental issues—and that’s just from the funds who responded to the survey—The Bridgespan Group’s recent study sheds light on the changing landscape of these philanthropic partnerships.
In the United States today, some 27,000 pediatricians provide care to 24 million children under the age of six. Many pediatric practitioners are overburdened
The Nurture Science Program (NSP) at Columbia University Medical Center focuses on a new, evidence-based understanding of the critical role emotional connection plays in healthy child development. Emotional connection describes a mutually positive nurturing relationship between parent and child that is crucial to modulating and regulating emotions, learning, and behavior.
Untethered provides a cogent overview of the causes, consequences, and varieties of social isolation, weaving together insights from a range of disciplines. The primer also describes a variety of domains in which constructive and creative action is taking shape, including the built environment, technology, and civic engagement.
This report highlights the impact close interworldview friendships have on interfaith learning and development and provides recommendations on how to structure collegiate experiences to prepare graduates who are able to constructively engage in our religiously diverse democracy.
This case study examines the partnership that the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) and Family Voices undertook to create and implement a process for engaging families in the Pediatrics Supporting Parents (PSP) initiative. It provides valuable insights about best practices for engaging families and describes a framework for implementing family engagement in systems-level initiatives.
To explore strategies for ensuring, enhancing, and supporting the meaningful engagement of families at the systems level of health care, Family Voices created this Issue Brief which describes barriers to effective family engagement and identifies four domains and corresponding key criteria that provide a framework for considering how well organizations and agencies are engaging families.
Many funders seeking to create population-level change are finding that scaling individual organizations isn’t enough. It takes meaningful, intentional coordination across a social change field’s actors—field building—to spark change on a massive scale. Bridgespan’s recent report identifies four key principles for funders to embrace to create conditions for field builders that accelerate their impact.
New Bridgespan Group Research Examines How Funders Can Spur Systems Change by Supporting “Field Catalyst” Organizations
The Bridgespan Group study looks at ways of achieving large-scale social change by focusing on organizations that serve as “field catalysts” harmonizing the coordination and progress of myriad actors within an ecosystem. Bridgespan studied more than 20 o f these entities and created a set of due diligence criteria and a process that funders can use to assess and invest in these organizations.