Generosity in quotes: Rabbi Andy Gordon

“You can give your required donation, but still be an inhospitable individual. A person who performs an act of loving kindness does so because of a generosity of spirit. It is always a gift of the heart. . . A truly generous person reflects upon how his/her donation can change lives. A truly generous person […]

Generosity in quotes: Thomas Merton

“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection […]

Generosity in quotes: Tracey Solomon

“What if, instead of treating people like they need our fixer-upper help, we started treating people like the missing pieces that they are? Pieces that we desperately need. Voices we need to hear. Eyes whose perspective we require in order to see the whole picture. What if we sought them out not to change them, […]

Generosity in quotes: Daphne Hollinger Fowler

“I see and understand poverty as not simply a lack of things. (Which of course then implies that our response is not as simple as merely giving things.) True poverty comes from really messed up relationships. From family members who don’t care to extend generosity to a sibling or son in need. From one ethnic […]

In tough economic times, what’s a fundraiser to do?

Back in April, I addressed the question of what boards of faith-based nonprofits should be doing in these tough economic times. My answer: What they should have been doing all along. Now here comes Nancy Schwartz over at the Getting Attention blog with similar advice to fundraisers. Unless you’re a complete masochist, you’ll want to […]