Software developer turned venture-philanthropist Mario Morino, author of the recent book Leap of Reason, pulls no punches in this text of his speech to the City Club.

In his opinion, “the whole system sets nonprofits up for struggle and starvation, not for solving challenges.”

It’s a sobering read, ending on a call to action.

“And I’m also seeing what a difference courageous leaders can make when they become more intentional
in defining their approaches … more rigorous in gauging their progress … more willing to admit mistakes …
and more capable of quickly adapting and improving— all with an unrelenting focus and passion for
improving lives.  We need to supercharge these leaders. “