Peter Kim


Princeton University, BA, Public Policy
Harvard University, MPP


Peter joined The Bridgespan Group in 2007 and has advised nonprofit organizations and philanthropic funders on organizational effectiveness, growth and funding strategies. In 2014, Peter became Bridgespan’s Senior Director of Learning and Innovation, a role in which he spearheads the firm’s efforts to strengthen its consulting capabilities to better meet the evolving needs of social sector leaders.

Peter also guides much of Bridgespan’s research on issues related to nonprofit funding. He is the co-author of “Ten Nonprofit Funding Models,” recognized as the Stanford Social Innovation Review‘s most widely read article of 2009. He is also the author of “Finding Your Funding Model” (Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2011), “Why More Nonprofits Are Getting Bigger” (Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2012) and “From Small to Scale” (Nonprofit Quarterly, 2012). Peter’s clients include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Omidyar Network, Rockefeller Foundation, Harlem Children’s Zone, and Echoing Green.

The biggest challenge facing today’s leaders is…

Remembering to invest sufficient time and energy in the ‘important, but not urgent.’

The biggest opportunity for today’s leaders is…

Investing in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to unlock greater impact, both in terms of internal culture and an organization’s work in the world.

The most influential leader in my career has been…

My maternal grandfather who embodied selflessness and generosity of spirit in public service.