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MILESTONE THINKING - On-target observations in brief

No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
Nelson Mandela

Personal networks and word of mouth are playing an increasingly important role in giving decisions . . . online searches are seldom used to inform giving decisions among high net worth (HNW) individuals.
The Giving Report III, Nedbank Private Wealth

Relationships of trust depend on our willingness to look to our own interests and the interests of others.
Peter Farquharson

He who wished to secure the good of others, has already secured his own.

Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.
Mother Teresa

Many Chinese entrepreneurs are now donating for education; others support foundations in health care and research. None of us wants to be the richest guy in the cemetery.
Zhang Xin

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
Maya Angelou

The NPO fundraising landscape is subject to ongoing transformation as NPOs are under increasing pressure to demonstrate value for money. Consequently, more and more NPOs engage in commercial activities to supplement their income. When doing so, NPOs will not be treated differently from other commercial entities, except where legislation allows otherwise.
NPO Legal Issues, Ricardo Wyngaard Attorneys

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