Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity

by Mario Morino


Leap of Reason is the product of decades of hard-won insights from philanthropist Mario Morino, McKinsey & Company, and top social-sector innovators. It is intended to spark the critically important conversations that every nonprofit board and leadership team should have in this new era of austerity.

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  • Find out why every ounce of effort used to assess your outcomes should be with one end in mind. 
  • Learn why the outcomes mindset has you charting a logical course for your nonprofit and making a better case for funding.
  • Discover how your nonprofit can reach desired and measurable outcomes by creating a culture of performance. 
  • Use the author’s framework and actionable key points to get you and your board started.


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About the Author

Mario Morino, a former software entrepreneur, is Chairman of the Morino Institute, Chairman of Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP) and a special partner with General Atlantic Partners. The Morino Institute is dedicated to improving the lives of young people from low-income families. Morino launched VPP to support the Morino Institute with a goal of making capital available to help established community-based organizations grow in scale and effectiveness. To date, VPP’s generous investors have committed in excess of $30 million. Morino also serves on several boards for institutions and universities, including Case Western Reserve University (his alma mater), The Brookings Institution and the Yale School of Management. Morino has received numerous honors and awards, including several prestigious entrepreneurial/business awards: KPMG and Washington Techway’s Tech Legend Award (2002), induction into the Washington Business Hall of Fame (2001), and National Ernst and Young Supporter of Entrepreneurship (2000)

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