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 Alan Abramson
    Professor and Director of The Center for Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy & Policy, George Mason University
  • Profile picture of Rich Berlin
    Executive Director, DREAM Charter School
  • Profile picture of Lindsey Buss
    Senior External Affairs Officer, Community Outreach, The World Bank Group
  • Profile picture of Rhonda Evans
    Senior Manager, Monitor Institute by Deloitte
  • Profile picture of Linda Johanek
    Senior Associate, Morino Ventures and Co-lead Ambassador Onboarding and Engagement, Leap Ambassadors Community
  • Profile picture of Anu Malipatil
    Director, Education, Overdeck Family Foundation
  • Profile picture of Jo Rice
    Chief Executive, Resurgo
  • Profile picture of Bess Rothenberg
    Senior Director of Strategy and Learning, Ford Foundation
  • Profile picture of Javaid Siddiqi
    President and CEO, Hunt Institute
  • Profile picture of H. Art Taylor
    President and CEO, BBB Wise Giving Alliance
  • Profile picture of Brett Theodos
    Senior Fellow, Urban Institute
  • Profile picture of Liz Walters
    Morino Ventures, Leap Support Team, County Councilwoman, Summit County Ohio
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