10 amazing quotes for nonprofit thought leaders

Feb 16, 2017 12:38:21 PM


It's easy to get bogged down with the day-to-day, but if you work for a nonprofit, chances are that what first attracted you to the work was a desire to further a cause. Here are a few pieces of wisdom from people who have accomplished a lot.

1. “Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving.” – Henry Rosso

2. “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”Roy T. Bennett

3. “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”Winston S. Churchill

4. “If you need to raise funds from donors, you need to study them, respect them, and build everything you do around them.”Jeff Brooks

5. “When it comes to fundraising for a social enterprise, if you are pursuing your true passion, you'll learn to become great at your craft because you'll care so much about perfecting the skills necessary to make that dream a reality.” Adam Braun

6. “The greatest use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.” William James

7. “As you go through your presentation, ask questions that stimulate dialogue. Monologues work for Jay Leno, but they aren't appropriate in fundraising appeals.” Scott Morton

8. “Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.”Gladys Browyn Stern

9. “To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all.”Peter McWilliams

10. “Giving money effectively is almost as hard as earning it in the first place.”Bill Gates

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