- Paperback: 149 pages
- Publisher: Venture Philanthropy Partners (2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 098349200X
- ISBN-13: 978-0983492009
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #454,997 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity Paperback – 2011
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If you are looking for a guidebook on how to implement outcomes-based management: sorry, you won't find it here. But that's not the purpose of this book. Instead, view this book as the practical inspiration for justifying an initiative or as confirmation for your current outcomes management effort.
Morino's monograph is supplemented by several essays by individuals from organizations that he mentions in the main piece.
This book is inexepnsive and I have both the Kindle and paper versions (which are both great). Buy several to hand out to your colleagues and board members!
As a business owner who sits on nonprofit boards, I want to say "thank you" to Mario Morino. In his new book, Leap of Reason, he presents, on page 1, the bottom-line premise of the book: "We don't manage to outcomes, thus greatly diminishing our collective impact." Indeed, nonprofits are often so guided by their hearts that they often forget their heads. They are ultimately business-like entities--no money, no mission (as Stephen Covey would say). As such, nonprofits can't act on gut feeling, emotion, or intuition solely--especially in an era of budget trimming (more like severe budget pruning) and austerity. The country simply can't afford to keep investing in social-sector activities that can't sustain themselves. I really think this book could have been called "Good to Great for Doing Good." Jim Collins, vaunted author of Good to Great, has already written a neat monograph (Good to Great in the Social Sectors) in anticipation of social-sector research he's doing for a future book. And, with this book, Mario Morino has substantially added to social-sector literature and progress of this movement. A gifted businessman with an extraordinary and disciplined commitment to philanthropy, Morino has given all of us a new set of glasses to look at the social organizations we all love and care about deeply with a sharper eye that will ultimately help them do more good, for more people, for a longer time! Thanks again, Mario.
I will be reviewing this book in greater depth in July on my blog, Survival Leadership: [...]
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Morino has walked the walk and shares practical lessons from that journey.Published 21 days ago by G. Dabelko
Excellent book for anyone who works for a nonprofit organization !Published 4 months ago by Philip Grisham
Full of excellent ideas and examples of how to improve outcomes in the non profit world of education using carefully selected data sets.Published 24 months ago by Robert C. McCoy
An encouraging read to confront the challenges and frustrations of today. It's not just about "managing", its about continuous improvement.Published on May 22, 2014 by Dorothy Leonor
Its a fast read. Lots of practical information. If you have any interest in knowing - does what we do actually make a real difference in peoples lives? - this is must readPublished on March 25, 2014 by Kevin D Vredeveld
This might be good reading to pass onto new board members but if you've done any managing to outcomes this might be a little basic to you.Published on October 3, 2013 by Craig C. Albano
Well written and concise. Thoughtful insights and extensive resources. Forward-thinking and chock full of best practices, this book is inspirational for independent sector leaders.Published on July 23, 2013 by Workerbee
While the book emphasizes management by outcomes, it does not define the term with enough specificity to determine what it is and what is isn't. Read morePublished on July 16, 2013 by DARITA HUCKABEE