The Bridgespan Group

It may be easy to write a check, but it's hard to get real results from your philanthropy.

Why? Because helping to change the life of a child born into poverty or to forestall the effects of global warming is fundamentally hard. As a result many dollars have been wasted, yet nobody will tell you that your giving is "wrong." And there are few clear guideposts to set you on the right path.

While there are no easy answers, this site will help you to confront the hard questions, to share and learn from stories of success - and failure, and to start a conversation about what it really takes to get results.

Getting the most from your philanthropy requires determination and the willingness to pursue outstanding results year after year. It can also be one of the most rewarding aspects of your life.

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