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Intention Does Not Equal Impact

Why Should You Care About High Performance?

"In this era of scarcity and Solomonic choices, it’s no longer good enough to make the case that we’re addressing real needs. We need to prove that we’re making a real difference. There is only one way to rise to this daunting challenge: Leaders must nurture an organizational culture, from top to bottom, of high performance and continuous improvement. And let us be clear: Technology is not the decisive factor in whether organizations make the transition to high performance and raise their impact. Far more important is the mindset of the leaders who put these systems in place—a mindset that can prevail even in organizations that can’t afford to build sophisticated data systems." - Leap of Reason, The Performance Imperative: A Framework for Social-Sector Excellence

Being a performance-driven mission is not about trying to be a perfect organization. There is no such thing. It is about making a commitment to being better. By doing so, you become part of a courageous community of organizations striving to improve outcomes within the social sector.

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