“We are excited and inspired by the PI. It’s exactly the tool our sector needs—funders and nonprofits alike. We are actively integrating the PI framework into a dynamic tool that we can use with both current and prospective partners as a way to establish a shared understanding about where they are, where they want to go,…

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“I’ve been using ‘The Performance Imperative’ to help clients discover new ways to ignite their people’s passion and loyalty, which will produce measurable increases in performance.”

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“I found myself continually nodding my head as I read ‘The Performance Imperative’! It clearly organizes how a great nonprofit organization should think, be organized, and evaluated.”

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“‘The Performance Imperative’ was highlighted at the Hospice of the Western Reserve board of directors retreat because it is a powerful infographic that distills the critical elements of best practice not-for-profit leadership and governance. ‘The Performance Imperative’ is a roadmap for engagement, leadership, and success.”

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“In our community we are seeing nonprofits adopt the lessons and it is making a difference. When I met with a board chair to discuss presenting Pillar 1, he asked, ‘Isn’t this calling our board out for not doing their job?’ My reply was, ‘Of course it is.’”

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“‘The Performance Imperative’ is the operating system for high-functioning organizations. We are excited to have a framework of excellence to share with Vermont’s forward thinking leaders.”

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“In the last session of my MBA course on ‘Managing Social Enterprises,’ I used the PI’s definition of high performance in one of my wrap-up slides. A number of students used this definition in the final exam, in response to a question about performance. So, it is already making its way into the DNA of…

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“It’s wonderful to see the way the PI is taking off. If I do get back into the classroom, you can be sure it will be an integral part of the course structure, just as it’s now a core piece of the way I think about my volunteer activities in Cambridge!”

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“I presented ‘The Performance Imperative’ to a group of engaged corporate philanthropists as well as sharing it with my clients and other social sector leaders in the Chicago-area. The response is tremendously positive—as if it’s the framework so many have been waiting for.  I am now integrating it as a core component of my consulting…

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“I have sent the PI out to all of my nonprofit clients and many have already begun using it as a jumping off point to discussions with their board and/or staff about how their organization rates along the pillars of the PI. They are excited to finally have a tool that defines a high-performing nonprofit.”

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