Here are some of our favorite fundraiser quotes that inspire us!
Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving.
- Hank Rosso
Donors don't give to institutions. They invest in ideas and people in whom they believe.
- G.T. Smith
In good times and bad, we know that people give because you meet needs, not because you have needs.
- Kay Grace
You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.
- Winston Churchill
Life is an echo -- what you send out comes back.
There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life -- happiness, freedom, and peace of mind -- are always attained by giving them to someone else.
- Peyton Conway March
Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.
- Andre Gide
He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life's pleasures is like a blacksmith's bellows -- he breathes but does not live.
- Sanskrit Proverb
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer
If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day, go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.
- Chinese proverb
Fundraising requires both optimism and realism. Without the first, few if any gift solicitation efforts would be made. Without the second, few if any would succeed.
- Howard L. Jones
We should never forget that no Fundraising effort ever succeeds unless one person asks another person for money.
- Andrew D. Parker Jr.
Fundraising is not an event; it is a process.
- Edgar D. Powell
Fundraising opportunities will continue to exist throughout the next century. Those opportunities will equal or exceed all current experience or presently held future expectations.
- Edgar D. Powell
Fundraising is not a right — it is a privilege and we must always honor it as such.
- Henry A. Rosso
When we recognize that a better word for Fundraising is “friend raising,” we open limitless doors to creativity in support of our causes.
- Sue Vineyard
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other.
- George Eliot
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
- Lawrence G. Lovasik
Giving opens the way for receiving.
- Florence Scovel Shinn
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
- William James
Appreciation can make a day--even change a life, Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
- Margaret Cousins
Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.
- Gladys Browyn Stern
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a gift and not giving it.
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