FSG is a mission-driven consulting firm for leaders in search of large-scale, lasting social change. Through their combination of customized services, powerful ideas, and learning communities, they help foundations, businesses, nonprofits, and governments around the world accelerate progress.
FSG partners with foundations, businesses, NGOs, and governments around the world to unleash their full potential and achieve real results for society and the environment. The organization’s expertise in strategic planning, evaluation, and implementation helps their clients such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Lilly, and the Global Fund for Women create social impact in health, economic development, education, and more.
Catalytic Philanthropy Consulting – FSG offers a wide range of advisory services to private, community, and corporate foundations, from targeted efforts to address specific strategic questions, to complete design, implementation and evaluation of strategic initiatives.
Collective Impact Consulting- FSG offers comprehensive support in the design and launch of collective impact efforts, including planning support, facilitation of strategy selection, and analysis and guidance for the development of shared measurement systems. The organization also offers evaluation of collective impact efforts at different stages of maturity.
Inclusive Market Programs - FSG’s inclusive markets work helps develop and scale inclusive business models that create new opportunities and better lives for the global poor. FSG brings companies, investors, funders, and governments together to develop strategies to scale inclusive business models, and conducts and publishes research to make these enterprises more effective.
Shared Value Consulting - FSG offers a range of shared value services to companies, from targeted efforts to address specific questions about how a company can create shared value to in-depth multi-year engagements that accompany clients from early-stage vision through implementation to realize business opportunities. FSG also provides measurement services to enable tracking and learning.
Strategic Evaluation Consulting – FSG’s approach to strategy and evaluation is underpinned by a belief that these two activities are inextricably linked. Strategy establishes the boundaries for evaluation, and evaluation guides the development and refinement of strategy. The organization views evaluation as a systematic inquiry based on data and evidence to facilitate learning and improvement.
The best answers come from pooling the collective wisdom of many actors from different sectors. By helping to launch and support the Collective Impact Forum and the Shared Value Initiative, FSG is helping to provide the tools and relationships that change agents need to accelerate social progress.
Shared Value Initiative - A global consortium of leading companies, consulting firms, and nonprofits finding business opportunities in societal challenges.
Collective Impact Forum - A community of people and organizations using collective impact to address large-scale social problems, an initiative of FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions.
FSG offers a blend of traditional and cutting-edge services.
Research - Advancing knowledge and practice in the social sector through grant-funded research, publications, and conferences that offer actionable insights and enable others to achieve greater impact.
Strategy - Developing effective strategies for foundations and nonprofits that apply their clients’ resources to maximum potential. For businesses, they create strategies to deliver economic success from social impact.
Evaluation - Using evaluation to facilitate organization and community learning, make strategic decisions, and take informed action.
Coalition Building - Building cross-sector collaborations that unite funders, nonprofits, governments, and corporations to achieve large-scale impact and to solve social problems in powerful new ways.
Implementation – The organization works closely with their clients to develop action plans that fuse strategy with stakeholder realities and staying on the case through full implementation all the way to measurable impact.
Organizational Change – FSG’s clients align their organizations and operations in support of their strategies to ensure delivery of meaningful social impact.