"Leap of Reason" for founder members

07 June 2012


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leap-of-reasonHow do you stretch slender resources and use them in such a way that you can still achieve what you set out to do? Mario Morino’s book, Leap of Reason- Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarce Resources aims to help social purpose organizations do just that. Thanks to the generosity of Venture Philanthropy Partners and Mario Morino, AVPN is giving a free printed copy of the book to all its founder members.Leap of Reason is the product of decades of management insights from philanthropist Mario Morino, McKinsey & Company, and more than a dozen experts and practitioners in the USA on how to achieve more for those they serve, even in an era of scarcity. ‘I can say that without a doubt this book is the most useful, practical, down to the real-deal publication of this kind that I have come across in my decades of not-for-profit work,’ says Michael Bailin, former president of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.The Leap of Reason team has also developed a board package to encourage boards to examine and more effectively assert their governance and stewardship roles and which is intended to prompt boards ‘to do everything they can to ensure that their organizations are doing what they claim to do, that what they do works, and that they’re learning how they can keep getting better over time. Our perspective is that boards exist to nudge management “out of its comfort zone” for the benefit of those the organization serves.’The USA is not Asia and the approaches of Leap of Reason may not be as relevant, or may be ahead of their time ,in Asia Pacific. We welcome comment from those who have read the book and have their own experience of managing social purpose organizations in Asia.For more information and free downloads of Leap of Reason and related material .The Amazon Kindle edition of “Leap of Reason” is also available for free on the Amazon website.


A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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