Check out these 20 inspiring fundraising quotes that emphasize the power of giving.
Did you know that financial giving rose almost 4% between 2015 and 2016? In 2016, it is estimated that over 390 billion dollars were donated to US charities. Talk about impact! Individual donors (people like you and me) make up 72% of all donations. We have seen an interesting shift in fundraising over the last few years moving towards greater involvement from donors in the fund collection process. According to recent data peer to peer fundraising makes up nearly 1/3 of all online donations and social fundraising has grown by 70% since 2014.
There has never been a more important time to influence people to give than right now! Today, nearly 69% of Americans provide financial support to at least one cause.
Even as the process for fundraising changes year over year and new avenues for giving and collecting are developed the goal of impact remains the same.
How is your nonprofit inspiring donors to give?
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Here are 20 of our favorite fundraising quotes:
“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.” Edmund Burke
“Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving.” Hank Rosso
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” Helen Keller
“Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have” Jim Rohn
“It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” Mother Teresa
“Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.” Kathy Calvin
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill
“I don’t think you ever stop giving. I really don’t. I think it’s an on-going process. And it’s not just about being able to write a check. It’s being able to touch somebody’s life.” Oprah Winfrey
“Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.” Elbert Hubbard
“You cannot receive what you don’t give. Outflow determines inflow.” Eckhart Tolle
“The manner of giving is worth more than the gift” Pierre Corneille
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” Vincent Van Gogh
“Charity begins at home but should not end there.” Thomas Fuller
“No one has ever become poor from giving.” Mary Angelou
“The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.” Richard P. Feynman
“If you need to raise funds from donors, you need to study them, respect them, and build everything you do around them.” Jeff Brooks
“We need to value donors as much as we need value from them.” Reinier Spruit
“Giving to those in need will bring more joy than money could ever buy.” Dave Ramsey
“Giving is an attitude. It is not dependent on the amount of money in your bank account. It’s a heart issue.” John Di Lemme
“Happiness can be the result, not of spending more money on oneself, but rather of giving money away to others.” Christian Smith