65 Best Fundraising Quotes On Success In Life

These fundraising quotes will inspire you. Fundraising is the process of seeking and gathering voluntary financial contributions by engaging individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging fundraising quotes, fundraising sayings, and fundraising proverbs.

Famous Fundraising  Quotes

  1. “Fundraising is a very rich and beautiful activity. It is a confident, joyful and hope-filled expression of ministry. In ministering to each other, each from the riches that he or she possesses, we work together for the full coming of God’s Kingdom.” ~ Henri Nouwen
  2. “The best thing about giving of ourselves is that what we get is always better than what we give. The reaction is greater than the action.” ~ Orison Swett Marden
  3. “Fundraising is proclaiming what we believe in such a way that we offer other people an opportunity to participate with us in our vision and mission.” ~ Henri
  4. “I have tried raising money by asking for it, and by not asking for it. I always got more by asking for it.” ~ Millard Fuller

  5. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ~ Winston Churchill
  6. “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” ~ Mark Twain
  7. “The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.” ~ Meryl Streep
  8. “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

  9. “Anybody who is running a marathon or doing a walkathon, doing a fundraiser for their school, their company, by far it’s guaranteed the easiest and most fun way to quickly set up a fundraising campaign and send it around to your friends and family.” ~ Edward Norton
  10. “Charity begins at home, but should not end there.” ~ Thomas Fuller
  11. “No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
  12. “Be the compromise you want to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  13. “Build what you want to see in the world.” ~ Jack Dorsey
  14. “Appreciation can make a day – even change a life.” ~ Margaret Cousins
  15. “You only need a heart full of grace” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  16. “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

  17. “Be the trouble you want to see in the world.” ~ Joey Comeau
  18. “Be the change you want to see.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  19. “In the long run we get no more than we have been willing to risk giving.” ~ Sheldon B. Kopp
  20. “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” ~ Dalai Lama

  21. “The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Fundraising quotes about charity
  22. “To a considerable extent we are faced by a technology arms race with terrorists. The communications revolution has made it easier for terrorist groups to reach out to vulnerable individuals with their violent extremist ideology and propaganda. It has also facilitated fundraising, recruitment and training.” ~ Pauline Neville-Jones, Baroness Neville-Jones
  23. “You now have six-year campaigns for the Senate – you never stop running. It’s not uncommon for a member of the Senate to have a fundraising breakfast, a fundraising lunch and a fundraising dinner, and then when the Senate breaks for the week to go home, more fundraisers. And that’s driven by the cost of campaigning.” ~ Evan Bayh
  24. “Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  25. “Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.” ~ Francis of Assisi
  26. “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” ~ Muhammad Ali
  27. “When I was in office the fundraising was done by the party treasurers.” ~ John Major
  28. “Giving opens the way for receiving.” ~ Florence Scovel Shinn

  29. “Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” ~ Margaret Cousins
  30. “Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ~ Norman MacEwen
  31. “This is pure speculation, but for a period of time, a lot of getting into a party was through fundraising and volunteer work, and Republican women had more time to do that than democratic women, who were out there getting jobs.” ~ Madeleine Albright
  32. “There really is a camaraderie among chefs and a willingness to help out whenever we can.” ~ Rocco DiSpirito

  33. “It’s very important to me that people who are actual chefs and other professionals in the culinary world, understand that I’m not, and have never held myself out as being, like a CIA-trained chef.” ~ Ted Allen
  34. “The British Red Cross asked me to help them spearhead a fundraising campaign for the victims of the war in Nicaragua. It was a turning point in my life. It began my commitment to justice and human rights issues.” ~ Bianca Jagger
  35. “Chefs, as a whole, say yes to any project, fundraiser, or tasting because they have such a generous spirit.” ~ Charlie Trotter , Fundraising quotes about generosity
  36. “In any restaurant of this caliber, the chefs are in the same position, building relationships.” ~ Thomas Keller

  37. “The country’s top chefs, designers, media personalities and businesses are part of this dynamic city. We know that Chicagoans are used to the highest standards.” ~ Ivanka Trump
  38. “The restaurant chefs in Spain are breaking ground, but in terms of the everyday cooking in Spain, I still hear people coming back and saying they were disappointed. I think it’s because they’re expecting the chef stuff.” ~ Sally Schneider
  39. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” ~ Anne Frank
  40. “The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” ~ William James

  41. “Our privacy is starting to be invaded and we can’t get anything done. I’m happy with the fundraising but upset we don’t have time to talk and meet with people.” ~ Terry Fox
  42. “I’m also involved in the rights of the disabled and do some fundraising for that and I thought it would have been a big boost for the campaign but it couldn’t be worked out.” ~ David Prowse
  43. “Be the change you want to see in your networks” ~ James H. Fowler
  44. “”Be Prepared.” “Be prepared for what?” “Why, for any old thing.”” ~ Robert Baden-Powell

  45. “We aren’t upset when Paramount makes a $200 million movie that flops, but if a charity experiments with a $5 million fundraising event that fails, we call in the attorneys. So charities are petrified of trying bold new revenue-generating endeavors and can’t develop the powerful learning curves the for-profit sector can.” ~ Dan Pallotta
  46. “Giving money effectively is almost as hard as earning it in the first place.” ~ Bill Gates
  47. “Fundraising requires looking someone eye-to-eye and say, “Will you help me” and don’t say another thing. Just listen to them.” ~ Jeff Henderson
  48. “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 C. Marchv

  49. “Few actions of consequence in the world have been accomplished without passion.” ~ Jerold Panas
  50. “Fundraising is also always a call conversion. And this comes to both those who seek funds and those who have funds. Whether we are asking for money or giving money we are drawn together by God, who is about to do a new thing through our collaboration.” ~ Henri
  51. “There exists a shadowy Government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of the national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself.” ~ Daniel Inouye
  52. “I think what it is is do not depend on the president to get you over the line. Do not depend on the fundraising, on the turnout operation, the president’s own popularity, because it’s not going to work.” ~ Christopher Michael Cillizza

  53. “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
  54. “Heritage Action is a self-interested fundraising organization led by a former Giuliani staffer who is not taking counsel from real conservatives… It is a worthless organization to the conservative movement. I’ll be the first to say that.” ~ Geoff Davis
  55. “Almost no one under 60 remembers what fundraising was like before Watergate. Until the 1970s, campaign money was collected by “bagmen,” familiar characters from the world of organized crime. As fans of Boardwalk Empire know, a bagman is a political fixer who walked around with stacks of $100 and $1,000 bills. At lower levels, he used brown paper bags. In presidential campaigns, the cash was more likely to be in briefcases. Classier that way.” ~ Jonathan Alter
  56. “He [Barack Obama] is been boffo at fundraising – 220 fundraisers, and he raised something approaching $1 billion.” ~ Lou Dobbs

  57. “Our fundraising went up about a thousand percent and that’s largely been sustained.” ~ Jill Stein
  58. “Running for office in our country takes a lot of money, and candidates have to go out and raise it. New York is probably the leading site for contributions for fundraising for candidates on both sides of the aisle, and it’s also our economic center. And there are a lot of people here who should ask some tough questions before handing over campaign contributions to people who were really playing chicken with our whole economy.” ~ Hillary Clinton
  59. “Politicians are really getting desperate. In fact, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent out a final fundraising email to Democrats with the subject line, ‘I’m begging.’ Because what better way to show you’re a strong leader than acting like you’re drunk and dialing your ex?” ~ Jimmy Fallon
  60. “I am fundraising gold. Democrat donors hate me so much, they hear my name and they run to their checkbooks.” ~ Rush Limbaugh

  61. “Fred Wilson is a legendary VC and the Managing Partner of Union Square Ventures in New York City. At AVC, he writes one of the most popular startup blogs and covers issues from negotiation to hiring to fundraising. He’s a machine for dispensing helpful advice and insightful commentary for those in our industry.” ~ Emerson Spartz
  62. “I personally spend the majority of my time by far on outreach and education and fundraising and administration.” ~ James Balog
  63. “When you say politics, you conjure a whole bunch of associations: elections, campaigning, debates, fundraising. None of this exists in Russia! We are still fighting not for election victories but for having elections at all.” ~ Garry Kasparov

  64. “[President Clinton] boasts about 186,000 people denied firearms under the Brady Law rules. The Brady Law has been in force for three years. In that time, they have prosecuted seven people and put three of them in prison. You know, the President has entertained more felons than that at fundraising coffees in the White House, for Pete’s sake.” ~ Charlton Heston
  65. “Rick Santorum beat Mitt Romney in three states on Tuesday. Got a huge amount of fundraising. That’s the good news for Rick Santorum. The bad news: people are now Googling ‘Santorum.'” ~ Bill Maher

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