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Spread the Word

Please help us spread the word about “The Performance Imperative” (PI) and its core message that high performance is the surest path to impact for those you aim to serve. We’ve created this page to make it as easy as possible for you to do so via social media, at conferences, in board meetings, at planning retreats, and for staff development sessions. If you need help or have suggestions, just let us know. We promise to respond.

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Download a poster with the PI’s core concepts

Print the small poster for your office wall and use the larger ones for conference presentations.

Available sizes: 8×10 • 18×24 • 22×28

The 8×10 is suitable for printing on a standard office printer. The 18×24 or 22×28 posters can be printed on a large-format printer (if you have one). A commercial printer or a photo lab that offers poster-sized prints should also be able to take these files and print them for you.

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Feature the PI on your website

1. Link via a plain text link using this URL: http://performanceimperative.org

2. Link via a promotional image:

Right-click the image to save the image to your computer, or copy this embed code to your HTML page:

<a href="http://performanceimperative.org"><img src="http://lor-cdn1.morinoinstitute.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Performance-Imperative-Title-Graphic.png" /></a>

Right-click the image to save the image to your computer, or copy this embed code to your HTML page:

<a href="http://performanceimperative.org"><img src="http://lor-cdn1.morinoinstitute.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/PI_LearnMore_Graphic.png" /></a>

Right-click the image to save the image to your computer, or copy this embed code to your HTML page:

<a href="http://performanceimperative.org"><img src="http://lor-cdn1.morinoinstitute.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/graphic-pi-cover.png" /></a>

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Download the PI

Make copies for your staff, board, and other stakeholders – http://leapofreason.org/performance-imperative/download/

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Share the intro video

This short (4:10) video is a great conversation starter – http://leapofreason.org/performance-imperative/video-intro-pi/ Here is some sample text you can use to share the video via email or on a social network:

What’s a “high-performance organization”? How do you get there from here? The Leap Ambassadors Community, a group of nonprofit executives, has spent a year developing clear, actionable answers to both questions. Check out this short introductory video to learn more.

If you’d like to include a graphic with your mention, here are large and small graphics that are ready to use (or ready for production if you need to resize them). Just right-click on the image and save it to your computer.

Use this HTML to embed/link the larger graphic: <a href="http://leapofreason.org/performance-imperative/video-intro-pi/?utm_source=video-share&amp;utc_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=pi"><img title="Click to Watch Video" src="http://lor-cdn1.morinoinstitute.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/PIIntroVideo-WebPromoGraphic-720x430.jpg" alt="Performance Imperative Intro Video Thumb" width="720" height="430" border="0" /></a>

…or copy this to embed/link the smaller graphic: <a href="http://leapofreason.org/performance-imperative/video-intro-pi/?utm_source=video-share&utc_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pi"><img src="http://lor-cdn1.morinoinstitute.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/PIIntroVideo-WebPromoGraphic-200x119.jpg"  width="200" height="119" border="0" alt="Performance Imperative Intro Video Thumb" title="Click to Watch Video" /></a>

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Video Promo Graphic - Small

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Post on LinkedIn, Google+, or Facebook

Feel free to use or adapt the following:

What’s a “high-performance organization”? How do you get there from here? The Leap Ambassadors Community, a group of nonprofit executives, has spent a year developing clear, actionable answers to both questions: “The Performance Imperative: A framework for social-sector excellence” (PI).

Tweet about the PI

Feel free to use or adapt any of the following:

Share via blogs, newsletters, or email distributions

Feel free to use or adapt the following:

“High-performance organization” is a moniker most organizations—private, public, or nonprofit—would love to earn. And yet who can say what “high performance” really means for mission-based nonprofits? More important, how do executives, boards, and funders get there from here?!

The Leap Ambassadors Community, a network of nonprofit executives, has spent a year developing clear, actionable answers to both questions. You can find them in the free—and jargon-free—document “The Performance Imperative: A framework for social-sector excellence” (PI). The PI doesn’t read like a watered-down, least-common-denominator white paper. It reads like the collective wisdom of some of the brightest lights in the field.

Here, in a nutshell, the PI’s definition of “high performance”: the ability to deliver—over a prolonged period of time—meaningful, measurable, and financially sustainable results for the people or causes the organization is in existence to serve.

And here, in the PI authors’ view, are the seven organizational disciplines that lead most reliably to high performance:

  1. Courageous, adaptive executive and board leadership
  2. Disciplined, people-focused management
  3. Well-designed and well-implemented programs and strategies
  4. Financial health and sustainability
  5. A culture that values learning
  6. Internal monitoring for continuous improvement
  7. External evaluation for mission effectiveness.

The PI fleshes out each one of these disciplines. Organizations and their stakeholders can use them as a North Star to guide their journey toward high performance.

In this era of scarcity and seismic change, high performance matters more than ever. The social and public sectors are increasingly steering resources toward efforts that are based on a sound analysis of the problem, grounded assumptions about how an organization’s activities can lead to the desired change, and leadership that embraces continuous improvement. This formula is at the core of the PI.

Download short video clips

Use these video vignettes to animate presentations on high performance. We’ve found clips like these to be helpful for making the case with colleagues, board members, and funders for investing in high performance.

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