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Reshaping the World

The challenges of developing FSG’s new website helped crystallize who we are. We’ve always struggled to explain the different worlds we bridge: philanthropic strategy, corporate responsibility, evaluation, nonprofit management, community foundation operations, social entrepreneurship, economic... Read more

The potential for mHealth

A few days ago, I was listening to the energetic CTO of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Todd Park, talk about Text4baby, a text message service which provides pregnant women and new mothers in the U.S. weekly text messages... Read more

Ten Years of Social Impact and Change

Much has changed in the social sector since Michael Porter and I founded FSG as Foundation Strategy Group in 2000. In these ten years, our firm has grown to 75 FSG team members located in 5 offices; and the power of new online and technology tools and resources is enabling greater collaboration... Read more

Improving PDP Access Planning

One of my favorite FSG moments was 4 years ago in Karachi, Pakistan conducting research regarding potential new diarrheal treatments for children. My colleague and I were in a small crowded urban clinic in a slum, surrounded by mothers holding their babies. One mother brushed her headscarf from... Read more

The Good, The Bad, and The Bold

This post marks the launch of FSG’s education and youth blog. As a nonprofit research and consulting firm, we are fortunate to work with foundations, corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies on a broad range of education and youth focused issues ranging from early childhood to college... Read more

Talent in CSR

Once a strategy has been designed, someone needs to implement it. And perhaps, like architects, we at FSG hope that our blueprint is implemented with fidelity by the engineering team that will carry the plan forward. However, in some cases, as with my own current client, a team may not be in... Read more