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

“I can say that without a doubt this book is the most useful, practical, down to the real-deal publication of this kind that I have come across in my decades of not-for-profit work.”
Michael Bailinformer presidentEdna McConnell Clark Foundation

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

“The social sector would be vastly more productive if many more nonprofits [measured] their performance.” Two masterful books explain how: David Hunter’s Working Hard & Working Well, and Bob Penna’s The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox.”
Steve Goldberg Independent Social Investment Advisor "Giving meaning to 'scale' and making progress to its achievement," April 5, 2013