Suite of Materials

Here’s a “fast-path” directory to primary content works or excerpts to our Leap of Reason materials.

The Big Reset Resources

America has never needed more from civil society. The Big Reset was created to help you focus on what really matters at this important inflection point. Each of these resources is drawn from the insights of leaders in the field with decades of experience working with and learning from nonprofit organizations.

Here and Now: A Triage Tool for Nonprofits and Their Boards
With so much uncertainty and multiple ongoing crises, it can be difficult to know where to focus. Our Here and Now Triage Tool helps you identify and prioritize action items in times of crisis and change.


After The Leap
A two-day conference dedicated to outcomes measurement, performance management, and organizational change, hosted by PerformWell and Leap of Reason.

Speeches and Talks

Building a Performance Movement, Closing Keynote at the 2013 After the Leap conference
Mario Morino shares a vision for how to advance more effective public, private and nonprofit sectors.

“What Does High Performance Look Like In Action?”, After the Leap Conference
Leaders from highly-effective organizations share insight into how their agency’s role changed since becoming a high-performing organization.

“Relentless” Speech
Mario Morino’s City Club of Cleveland speech in which he describes the social and economic tsunamis that are now hitting our shores and eroding social services in America. He argues, we should go much deeper with our support for those leaders who are relentless in pursuit of high performance for those they serve.

McKinsey & Company Book Notes
A concise overview of what “managing to outcomes” looks like with Mario Morino, Lynn Taliento, and Mike Curry

Mario Morino Profile, Bridgespan ‘Give Smart’ Series
Insights from Mario Morino and 50 other leading philanthropists


Just in Time: The Beyond-The-Hype Potential of E-Learning
Based on a year of conversations with more than 100 leading thinkers, practitioners, and entrepreneurs, this report explores the state of e-learning and the potential it offers across all sectors of our economy—far beyond the confines of formal education.

Usage Guides

Specific materials and resources that are applicable to the type of organizations you’re working with.

Video Clips

Video Gallery
With the participation of great nonprofit leaders, we’re building a gallery of short clips on core concepts of 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.

Book Excerpts

Leap of Reason
A book to inspire leaders in the social and public sectors to take bold action to create more meaningful,measurable good for those they serve.

Working Hard and Working Well
A sleeves-rolled-up companion to Leap of Reason