Everything Place

Everything Place

Easy Access to Community Resources

Welcome to the “Everything Place” where you have quick access to the full range of the community resources to view, download, and/or share. Here you can learn about the Ambassadors Community; request print copies of materials; view or download resources, including the Performance Imperative and Performance Practice, Funding Profiles, Ambassador Insights, Ambassador Weigh-Ins, and Presentations.

About the Community

Lists of Leap Ambassadors
  • Alphabetical –  Word
  • By Region – Word
  • Interactive Web Listing – Link
Community Descriptions
Communications to Ambassadors

Video Messages


Resources for Continuous Improvement

  • Performance ImperativePage | PDF
    • High-performance organization definition *
    • Seven organizational disciplines of high performance
      • Courageous, adaptive executive and board leadership (the preeminent discipline) – Page
      • Disciplined, people-focused management – Page
      • Well-designed and well-implemented programs and strategies – Page
      • Financial health and sustainability – Page
      • A culture that values learning – Page
      • Internal monitoring for continuous improvement – Page
      • External evaluation for mission effectiveness – Page
    • Performance Imperative poster (8×10) – PDF
    • What’s the Performance Imperative? – Video
  • Small, But Mighty:The Performance Imperative for Small NonprofitsPage | PDF
  • Performance Practice: Learn, Improve, Repeat
    • Courageous, adaptive executive and board leadership – PDF
    • Disciplined, people-focused management – PDF
    • Well-designed and well-implemented programs and strategies – PDF
    • Financial health and sustainability – PDF
    • A culture that values learning – PDF
    • Internal monitoring for continuous improvement – PDF
    • External evaluation for mission effectiveness – PDF
    • All Modules – PDF
    • What’s the Performance Practice? – Video

Funding Performance Profiles

  • Growth Mindset – Raikes Foundation – Page | PDF
  • Network Effect – Venture Philanthropy Partners – Page | PDF
  • Meaning, Purpose, and Joy – Philanthropist Duncan Campbell – Page | PDF
  • Blunt Talk, Sharp Thinking – Mulago Foundation – Page | PDF
  • We’ve Walked in Your Shoes – Weingart Foundation – Page | PDF
  • Brain + Heart + Ears – The Blagrave Trust – Page | PDF
  • Invested in Empathetic Challenge – Impetus Private Equity Foundation – Page | PDF
  • A Better-Angels Funder Practices What it Preaches – Einhorn Family Charitable Trust – Page | PDF
  • Funding Performance From the Inside Out – Video
  • Funding Performance: How Donors Can Do More Good – Page | PDF

Performance in Action Stories

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay: Four Bold Moves – Page | PDF
  • Performance Practice for New Leaders: Springboard to High Performance –Page | PDF
  • Lawrence School: Collective Process, Smart Solutions – Page
  • Tri-County Cradle to Career: Forging a Path to Educational Equity – Page | PDF
  • Lawrence School: First -Person POV: A Kick in Our Behinds – Page | PDF
  • Friends of the Children: A Year of Leadership Development – Page | PDF
  • WINGSs For Kids: When WINGS Leaders Fly High, So Do Children – Page | PDF
  • Southview Community Church: Aha Moment, “Gut Check,” and Plan to Keep Learning – Page | PDF
  • The Center for Violence-Free Relationships: From Self-Reflection to Real Results – Page | PDF

Ambassador Insights

  • Board Stewardship for Mission Effectiveness and Performance – Page | PDF
  • Graceful Exit: Succession Planning for High-Performance CEOs – Page | PDF
  • SIBs: What’s Missing? – Page | PDF
  • Performance-Based Contracting: Rules for the Road – Page | PDF
  • Statistical vs. Social Significance – Page | PDF
  • Structuring a Director of Outcomes and Evaluation Position – Page | PDF

Ambassador Weigh-Ins

All articles are password-protected

  • High-Performance Pathways
    A recap of responses to a New York Times column that highlights Canadian strategies to focus performance measures on the people served, not just the organizations serving them (May 2019)
  • Major Threads
    Download a compiled file of online forum comments from a rich conversation centered around five major threads (November 2018)
  • BUILD Initiative Featured in Inside Philanthropy
    A recap of responses to “How One of the Country’s Largest Foundations is Trying to Change How Philanthropy Work” (August 2018)


Performance Imperative
Performance Practice

Introduction to the Performance Practice – PDF | PowerPoint


Request Print Materials

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