Tuesday, 20 November 2012


My video chat with Melissa, who works in the Mumbai office of FSG- a consulting company that is in the non-profit sector- founded out of Harvard Business School by Michael Porter 12 years ago with +100 staff worldwide.  She describes FSG as "half think tank, half management consulting firm"- she talks about the potential for not-for-profit enterprises and activities in India.

Before this, Melissa worked at Marketing and Planning Systems (MaPS), performing market research and analysis for Fortune 100 companies. While in business school, Melissa worked with Ashoka’s Housing for All initiative to scale affordable housing solutions across India. She has also worked with the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) to execute the first benchmarking study of trends in the venture philanthropy landscape in Europe. Melissa also brings her experience as Program Manager in FSG’s CF Insights division to her consulting role, where she focused on issues of sustainability in both consulting engagements to individual foundations as well as field-building activities.

FSG is a nonprofit consulting firm specializing in strategy, evaluation, and research. They were founded in 2000 as Foundation Strategy Group and have completed more than 400 consulting engagements with many of the world's leading corporations, nonprofit organizations, and charitable foundations.

FSG's international teams work across sectors by partnering with foundations, corporations, nonprofits, and governments in every region of the globe to develop more effective solutions to the world's most challenging social issues. Their stated goal is to help organizations and companies -- individually and collectively -- create greater and more effective social change.

They do this thro regularly published research reports, and influential articles in Harvard Business Review and Stanford Social Innovation Review. FSG is also frequently featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Economist, Financial Times, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, Forbes and NPR, amongst others.

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