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MILESTONE THINKING - On-target observations in brief

 The ones I pity are the ones who never stick their necks out for something they believe, never know the taste of moral struggle, and never have the thrill of victory.
Jonathan Kozol

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison

Legacies are not the gift of angels, but will increasingly come from donors who are loved and nurtured in their relationship with their favourite charity.
Stephen Pidgeon

Although NPOs remained the favourite channel through which companies directed their CSI expenditure, the proportion of respondents giving to NPOs declined from a high of 100% in 2014 to 82% in 2016.
The Trialogue CSI Handbook, 19th edition

When dealing with people remember that you’re not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion.
Dale Carnegie

In every country, people have this in-built desire to give and help others. Governments should encourage that spirit of generosity and create the environment in which a strong civil society can flourish allowing people to reach out to those less fortunate than themselves.
John Low, Chief Executive, Charities Aid Foundation

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . until you climb in his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus Finch

Philanthropy is undergoing significant transformation. These changes are bringing both challenges and opportunities for non-profits to recalibrate their approaches to engaging, stewarding and retaining donors, as well as structuring overall revenue generation.
The Philanthropy Outlook 2016 & 2017, Marts & Lundy

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