Yale School of Management

Program on Social Enterprise

Harnessing business skills and markets to achieve social objectives.


PSE, in conjunction with the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, manages the Program on Nonprofit Organizations (PONPO) that has operated at Yale for more than 25 years. PONPO’s principal mission is to bring researchers and practitioners in the non-governmental sector together to explore areas of shared concern. It runs a seminar series in which leading practitioners and researchers present findings from their ongoing work.

Case Studies on Nonprofit Governance

PONPO's Cases in Nonprofit Governance Series of 24 cases is a unique curricular resource, offering perspectives on the dynamics of nonprofit governing boards. Cases 1 through 13 are available in the book, Nonprofit Boards and Leadership: Cases on Governance, Change, and Board-Staff Dynamics, edited by Miriam M. Wood, and published by Josey Bass publishers. Cases 14 through 24 are available for download through the SOM Case Directory.

Recent & Upcoming Speakers

Fall 2013
Fall 2012 Spring 2013
Fall 2011 Spring 2012
Fall 2010 Spring 2011
Fall 2009 Spring 2010
Fall 2008 Spring2009

Fall 2013

November 5th - Saul Kornik
CEO, Africa Health Placements
2013 Yale World Fellow

Spring 2013

February 26th – Rani Deshpande
Director, YouthSave Project
Save the Children

March 26th – Alnoor Ebrahim
Associate Professor, Harvard Business School

Fall 2012

October 2nd - K. Sudhir
Professor,Yale School of Management

November 11 - Syed Hashemi
Founder & Director, BRAC Development Institute
BRAC University

Spring 2012

February 14th - Professor Mushfiq Mobarak
Yale SOM

April 3rd - Professor Shyam Sunder
Yale SOM

Fall 2011

September 27th - Anne Hastings
CEO, Fonkoze Financial Services

December 6th - Alix Zwane
Gates Foundation

Spring 2011

February 7th - Inderpal Grewal
Yale Professor and Chair of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Fall 2010

September 7th - Mihir Bhatt
Fellow, Harvard
Humanitariam Initiative Founder & Director
All India Disaster Mitigation Institute

September 28th- Dean Karlan
Yale Professor of Economics
President & Founder Innovations for Poverty Action

November 9th- Nava Ashraf
Associate Professor of Business Administration

Spring 2010

January 19th - David Browning

April 6th -Varun Guari
Senior Economist
The World Bank

April 27th - Dr. Mahumud Wahid
Professor of Economics
University of Dhaka

Fall 2009

October 27th - Maria Corina Machado
Yale World Fellow & President

November 3rd - Mary Houghton
President & co-Founder
ShoreBank Corporation
November 10th - Yves Moury
CEO, Edge Finance

Spring 2009

February 17th - Emily Oster
Assitant Professor of Economics
University of Chicago

April 14th - Dr. Julia Kim
Rapid Action of Deploment of AIDS Research (RADAR)
University of Witwatersrand, South Africa &
Health Policy Unit
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

May 5th - Judith Tendler
Professor of Political Economics

Fall 2008

October 21st - Anna Fruttero
Poverty & Gender Group for Latin America and the Caribbean
The World Bank Group