June 9, 2017

Quotes by famous people if they had worked in nonprofit

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.

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“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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Read the complete list on NonprofitAF here.

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Vu Le

Vu Le (“voo lay”) is a writer, speaker, vegan, Pisces, and Executive Director, Rainier Valley Corps, a nonprofit in Seattle that promotes social justice by developing leaders of colour, strengthening organisations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities. Check out his other posts at Nonprofit AF.