The Community

The Community

Leaders Who Believe “Performance Matters”

High performance must be the norm if we are to make meaningful progress in addressing society’s most challenging problems.

The Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community believes that mission and performance are inextricably linked and advances this “performance matters” message every chance we get. We strive to shift mindsets by earning the respect of the field.

Each ambassador brings depth of knowledge and experience, passion for inspiring others, and a commitment to increasing the expectation and adoption of high performance in the field.

Our private community of leaders forms the nucleus of what we hope will be expanding concentric circles of nonprofit and civic leaders, funders, and public servants who share this core commitment to high performance.

Our credibility defines who we are as a community. We come together out of a mutual respect for one another, and build trust by communicating honestly and working towards our shared goal. With this foundation, every member protects the credibility of the community as a whole.


Vision and strategy that enable leaders to come together to advance a purpose
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Leaders in the community engage to develop works, drive issues, and share knowledge
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Structure, protocol, activities, and support necessary to run a community of purpose
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Process to guide the gradual expansion of the community of leaders
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Leap Ambassador Community Membership

Newest Ambassadors
  • Profile picture of Julie Erickson
    Executive Director, Center for Hearing & Speech
  • Profile picture of Mary Kay Gugerty
    Professor of Nonprofit Management at the Nancy Bell Evans Center, University of Washington
  • Profile picture of Andrew Lee
    Board Director and Advisor, Independent
  • Profile picture of Mickey Levitan
    Visiting Fellow, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
  • Profile picture of Vivien Luk
    Executive Director, WORK
  • Profile picture of Ryan Masa
    Head of School, Assets School
  • Profile picture of Andrea McGrath
    Principal, Amplified Impact
  • Profile picture of Patricia McIlreavy
    President and CEO, Center for Disaster Philanthropy
  • Profile picture of Kim Oliver
    Department of Families, Children, Youth, and Recreation, City of Hartford
  • Profile picture of Hilary Pennington
    Executive Vice President for Programs, Ford Foundation
  • Profile picture of Jo Taylor
    Chief Capabilities Officer, Paul Ramsay Foundation
  • Profile picture of Marnie Webb
    Chief Community Impact Officer, TechSoup
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