If Sir Isaac Newton, Indira Gandhi and JK Rowling had worked at a nonprofit, here's how some of their most famous quotes might have sounded.

“To every action there is an equal and opposite reporting requirement.” – Sir Isaac Newton

“Dance as though no one is watching you. Love as though you have never been hurt before. Run a board meeting as though all your board members actually understood your work.” – Audrey Hepburn

“Alone we can do so little. Together, we spend a lot of time doing icebreakers.” – Helen Keller

Dalai Lama Nonprofit AF quote
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“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you down. It’s the pebble of restricted funding in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds hang on to ‘overhead’ as a way to determine nonprofits’ effectiveness.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power inside ourselves already. We just need a logic model to explain it to funders.” – J. K. Rowling

Indira Gandhi Nonprofit AF Quote
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“Fundraising success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without it necessarily aligning with our strategic philanthropy.” – Aristotle

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be; thus, consultants.” – William Shakespeare

Mother Teresa Nonprofit AF Quote
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