Organizational Profile

Consulting organization


FSG is a mission-driven consulting firm. We are experienced advisors to corporate, foundation, and nonprofit/NGO leaders. Through our combination of customized consulting services, powerful insights, and ground-breaking initiatives, we help clients around the world create social impact.


FSG was founded in 2000 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter and Mark Kramer to help foundations create more effective strategies and impact beyond their grant dollars. Today, we are a global firm of 160 people in 6 offices on 3 continents. Each year we use our expertise in strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation to help hundreds of clients such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Eli Lilly and Company, and Save the Children improve their work in areas that range from health to economic development to education, and more.

Our people are a blend of consultants, strategists, issue area experts, and operations professionals. Collectively we’ve worked for organizations that range from McKinsey and Company to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Unilever, the U.S. Department of Education, and The World Bank. No matter our professional or personal background or our role at FSG, we are united by our commitment to creating equitable outcomes. As a team, we prioritize collaboration and empathy in order to work effectively with clients, partners, and the community members our clients serve.

Above all else, we believe that real change is possible, that tomorrow doesn’t have to be like today, and that passionate people infused with new insights and heightened aspirations can work together to transform our world.


We develop and share ideas and insights that we believe have the power to change the world. While we are most well-known for our work in collective impact and shared value, we also write extensively about learning and evaluation, inclusive markets, and systems thinking. Visit our resources library.


With our partners, we support learning communities that provide tools and relationships for change agents. Learn more about how we support practitioners to improve their work and connect with one another through the Collective Impact Forum, the Shared Value Initiative, and the Impact Hiring Initiative.

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Category: Consulting organization

Target Audience: Program staff, Communications staff, Executive staff, Financial staff, Trustees, Donors, Advisors

Services Provided: Consulting, Resources, Training

Geographic Scope: Local, State, National, Global

Target Organizations: Community foundation, Public foundation, Donor advised, Corporate grantmaker, Family foundation, Independent, Operating foundation

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