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Each month, we publish a Leap of Reason Update to share insights, tools, and learning opportunities for those who are working to raise their performance.


A Best-Laid Plan That Might Actually Come to Pass

One year ago this week, a close colleague and I drafted a plan to “create a readable monograph that presents a compelling case for managing for impact, distribute it to the majority of nonprofit executives and boards with a predisposition to manage with rigor, and work to make the monograph a priority read for this…


Putting Leap of Reason in Great Company

The volume of high-quality, substantive feedback on Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity continues to surprise and impress us. Out of respect for your time, I’ll keep this communication short and offer just a few highlights from the past few weeks. If you have an appetite for more details on…


The Economist Helps Launch Our Leap

It has been an affirming and gratifying seventeen days since we launched Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity. The early feedback has been quite positive—in fact, materially better than we had envisioned. As part of our own process of managing to the outcomes we established for this book, we’re writing…


Leap of Reason Takes Flight

Friends and colleagues, I’m pleased to announce that today is the official release of Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity, a new book I’ve written in partnership with McKinsey & Company and a dozen other social-sector experts and practitioners. Leap of Reason, published by Venture Philanthropy Partners, offers candid, practical…