Leap of Reason

Leap of Reason inspires leaders in the social and public sectors to take bold action to create more meaningful, measurable good for those they serve. The book is the product of decades of management insights from philanthropist Mario Morino, McKinsey & Company, and more than a dozen experts and practitioners. Now in its fourth printing, the book is informing board retreats, strategic planning efforts, staff-development initiatives, and university management classes across the U.S. and in more than 60 countries around the world.

Praise for Leap of Reason

“Our journey was transformed by Leap of Reason Mr. Morino’s words proved inspirational to us–so much so that we adopted many concepts from his book for our reinvention.”
Denise ZemanPresident & CEO, Saint Luke’s Foundation"Foundation Uses Tough Times as Opportunity to Refocus" Crain's Cleveland, 12/3/12

Working Hard—and Working Well

Working Hard—and Working Well is a sleeves-rolled-up companion to Leap of Reason. The book is a resolutely practical guide to developing the discipline and culture of performance management.

Even as performance management has gained prominence in conferences and publications, it is still widely under-appreciated and misunderstood. David decodes and defangs performance management, providing history, context, and concrete guidance for those who want to do more to improve the lives of those they serve.

Praise for
Working Hard-and Working Well

“If Mr. Morino’s book is the passionate call to arms for the importance of performance assessment for nonprofits, Mr. Hunter’s is the battle plan. He walks nonprofit leaders step by step through what it takes to drive performance. It is a powerfully clarifying and helpful book—and makes clear just how difficult the work of ‘nonprofit performance management’ is.”
Phil BuchananPresident, Center for Effective Philanthropy"How New Approaches to Social Good Transform Society"Chronicle of Philanthropy, April 7, 2013