Praise for Leap of Reason

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Praise for Leap of Reason

quote1 This book is the blueprint for leading a high-performing nonprofit. The chapter on culture is one of the best I’ve read. quote1 –Pat Lawler

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Leap of Reason is the clearest case statement I have seen for the rationale for ALL nonprofits to adopt performance-management practices and culture.”

Ellen BassDirector, Boston Capacity TankBlack Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston

“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

“This book pushes us in the nonprofit field not to confuse good intentions with real results. In a book that is remarkably free of jargon, he asks that our discipline be as strong as our convictions and we define where are we going and how we’re going to get there—because that’s how we change the world. Every nonprofit leader will benefit from reading this book.”

David S. KassPresidentPresident, Council For A Strong America

“I expected to be enlightened; I didn’t expect to [find] a book that so reinforced our work that it became almost required reading for our Ready by 21 team in Atlanta.”

Brad BryantExecutive DirectorGeorgia Foundation for Public Education

“Mario is not commenting on the game from the skybox. He is a coach, teaching core skills to nonprofit managers, for the benefit of the community served. The skills he teaches are skills he has mastered and lived.”

Phil CubetaSallie B. and William B. Walllace Chair in Philanthropy, The American CollegeGiftHub blog, 9/21/12

“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

“This book is the blueprint for leading a high-performing nonprofit. The chapter on culture is one of the best I’ve read.”

Pat LawlerCEOYouth Villages

“If you hadn’t guessed already, I love this book. It says things that really need to be said if charities are to fulfill their promise and help tackle the problems society faces. It says them clearly, and with passion, conviction and insight based on deep experience.”

Tris LumleyHead of Development, New Philanthropy CapitalAlliance Magazine, Leap of Reason - Managing to outcomes in an era of scarcityAlliance Magazine, 9/1/11

“In these times of increasing demands on government and severe budget constraints, Leap of Reason offers a succinct and compelling model for how organizations at all levels of government can be more outcomes-focused and manage effectively and efficiently for greater results. This is a book that makes sense and will make a difference.”

Max StierPresident & CEOPartnership for Public Service

Leap of Reason “is the best thing on management I’ve read all summer… It helped me sharpen some of what we’re trying to achieve at my own organization, the Drucker Institute.”

Rick WartzmanExecutive Director, Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate UniversityOutspoken About Outcomes for NonprofitsBloomberg Businessweek, 8/26/11