From This Issue


Essential Characteristics of Effective Nonprofit Organizations

By Anthony Knerr

Over the past decade nonprofit institutions have generally thrived: plentiful resources, high demand for services, increased interest in and attention to programs and services. Even with the steep declines in the capital markets and rapidly slowing economies in both the…

News from Anthony Knerr & Associates

By Anthony Knerr & Associates

New Colleagues We are delighted with the appointment of three new colleagues: Emily Menlo Marks has a wide variety of managerial and programmatic experience in the nonprofit sector. She revitalized United Neighborhood Houses of New York, the federation of settlement…


The Social Life of Information

By John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid

The bubble may have burst, but that has hardly stopped prognostications that the Internet and the rapid accessibility of information will change everything, including social organizations as we know them. Brown and Duguid succinctly discuss the interrelationship of social institutions…

The Ideas That Conquered the World: Peace, Democracy, and Free Markets in the Twenty-first Century

By Michael Mandelbaum

The nonprofit sector has become increasingly “privatized” over the past decade or so. Growing attention to the needs and interests of funders and donors, new institutional interrelationships with private sector organizations and emerging private sector players in traditional nonprofit areas…

Pioneering Portfolio Management: An Unconventional Approach to Institutional Investment

By David F. Swensen, with a Foreword by Charles D. Ellis

Managing investments is one of the chief duties of boards. Yet, until recently, there have been few, if any, reference works with analytic solidity and a clear, approachable style. The nonprofit sector can be grateful to David F. Swensen, chief…